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Kilohana Plantation Estate

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Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
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+1 808-245-5608
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Built in the 1930's, Kilohana Plantation is a historic landmark and premier...

Built in the 1930's, Kilohana Plantation is a historic landmark and premier visitor attraction offering visitors and locals a glimpse into Kauai's past combined with assorted island-style activities, dining and shopping. Ride on our Kauai Plantation Railway, winding its way through the plantation's working farms and orchards. Learn about Kauai's history, enjoy the beautiful views and stop to feed the pigs! Take the afternoon to stroll the grounds and explore the 16,000 sq. foot plantation home. Stop in at Koloa Rum Co. for a rum tasting or for a full "Rum & Dining Experience." Visit the various artisan shops located around the grounds and both upstairs and downstairs in the home. Established in 1986, Gaylord's restaurant is a Kauai tradition. Set in the courtyard of the estate, it offers fresh, island-inspired food and beverages for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Make lunch a part of your fun afternoon on the estate or make reservations for a romantic dinner. Memorable by day, unforgettable by night. Or check out Happy Hour in the new Mahiko Lounge. Luau Kalamaku is Kauai's only theatrical luau telling the story of the original Tahitian voyage to the Hawaiian islands. An interactive experience, it offers all the exciting luau features including an imu ceremony, torch lighting, Polynesian knife dance and of course traditional music & hula. Choose one or all of the features that Kilohana Plantation has to offer. Open daily, you'll love the chance to see a piece of Kauai's history while experiencing the best of the island today!

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$110.36*
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Luau Kalamaku and Buffet Dinner
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$155.16*
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Luau Kalamaku with Plantation Owner's Dinner and Champagne Reception

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I return to surround myself with art available from vendors and the history of the house and grounds. Sitting in the lounge during happy hour was one of my sweetest Kauai moments.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sonoma, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop over on your way in or out of town. Train ride looks like fun but we concentrated on Rum tasting and their shops.

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Statyon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I return to surround myself with art available from vendors and the history of the house and grounds. Sitting in the lounge during happy hour was one of my sweetest Kauai moments.

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Port Orchard, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started by coming to a evening luau, which was top notch! They have a wonderful bar, locals merchandise, then the show followed by dinner, then the show continues. Very easy to park and leave! We liked it so much we returned to taste the rum sold on property, darn good! The shops on site were great, bought a very... More 

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Alamo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm trying to decide which thing to do was my favorite. The train ride? The house? The shops? I think feeding the pigs wins!! This place is equally great for older people or families with small children. Can't wait to come back and eat at Gaylord's restaurant!

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not amazing, but if you want to see an historic building with tourist trap shopping here you go...rum was good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always bring my visitors or even take time to come as a family. The shops are great, not too expensive either. The restaurant and cocktails are so delicious and the train ride is fun!!! The luau show here is one of he best ever ...

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Green Valley, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for the rum tasting, you get 5 tastings and it's free. Of course then there is the gift shop where you can purchase the rum, and they ship. They advertise 11shops, however as we started for them it started to pour rain, we waited for it to let up then went to the main building. The shops... More 

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Chehalis, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had Sunday brunch here several different trips to Kauai and never been disappointed. Just don't make your reservation near the end of the brunch session as the selection tends to diminish. The food is excellent and the setting very relaxing in an open court yard. A bit expensive, but first class food and surroundings. There is also much... More 

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Lansing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old plantation house converted into shops and restaurant. Koloa Rum tasting center. Train rides into the cane fields

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the train around the plantation. Wonderful guided tour of the gardens and fed the pigs and birds. Very interesting shops inside and glimpse into the way of living during the golden age of sugar cane.

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