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“Great personalized history of Hawaii Plantation Life” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hawaii Plantation Village

Hawaii Plantation Village
94-695 Waipahu St, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797
808 677 0110
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Waipahu
Type: Museums, Amusement/ Theme Parks
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: A sugar cane plantation village with 30 homes open to the public for viewing.
McHenry, Illinois
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12 attraction reviews
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“Great personalized history of Hawaii Plantation Life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We enjoyed touring the Hawaiian Plantation Village. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. She gave a continuous narrative as we toured through the restored and/or copy buildings.The tour was long and informative. The guide stated for those interested tourists, most guides will give great amounts of information. If the tourist is in a hurry, they will give only basic information. Our group was small and we were all fascinated so she really gave us a lot of information. I recommend this tour if you are interested in the history of the Hawaiian plantations. Your tour guide will tell you all about the immigrants that worked the plantations. They have antiques in some of the buildings which are very interesting to see. The guide was also very knowledgeable about the plant life in the Village. The cost is very reasonable.

Visited November 2013
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Mississauga, Ontario
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Tour a little too long”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This is a collection of buildings from different time periods. Interesting but the tour takes too long considering the size if the complex.

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Tn
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Don't miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Excellent personalized visit that explains a lot of Hawaiian history in a credible way. Our native guide had a great knowledge of the customs of the time including the vegetation in the area and the various immigrants groups from Hawaiian past, very interesting for adults.

Visited September 2013
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Catonsville, Maryland, United States
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“Fascinating place full of artifacts and buildings replicated from the sugar and pineapple plantation era in Hawaii”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

WOW! After meeting someone whose parents emigrated from the Philippines to work on the plantations in Hawaii and reading the book 'Honolulu' (about a Korean girl who came as a 'picture bride' to marry a Korean man and her experiences on the plantations,) I was anxious to learn more about life during this time in Hawaii's history. At this museum of sorts, you will be led on a tour through typical houses fully furnished as they would be then. Our guide did an excellent job telling us all about the different Asian (as well as Portuguese and Puerto Rica) immigrants. If anything, she talked too long. That was my only issue. She had lots of knowledge, but I think the tour could run a little faster. Be prepared for hot weather. Dress for the heat and bring water. We took our 9 and 10 year olds - they enjoyed it, but were getting very antsy by the end. So was I! I highly recommend the book 'Honolulu' if you have an interest in this topic. The author is Alan Brennert.

Visited July 2013
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Kaneohe
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“Great Cultural Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The Hawaii Plantation Village in Waipahu provide an excellent overview of the plantation life in Hawaii when sugar cane was king. One can view what the homes of various ethnic groups looked like during the early 1900's.

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