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Kilohana Plantation Estate

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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“train ride”(223 reviews)
“rum tasting”(123 reviews)
“koloa rum”(50 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-245-5608
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kilohana Plantation is basically a museum that's become a retail venue. Keep in mind that the only industry Kaua'i has is tourism. The train tour is pleasant and laid back. What more do you want? Dinner at Gaylord's, the on-site restaurant, is upscale and delicious....More

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice grounds with quaint shopping and fine dining and bar. Local luau is excellent and Koloa Rum shop & tasting. Tour via trains also available.

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The plantation itself is beautiful. The train ride was a little boring and my son fell asleep. The Lualu was horrible. We were seated far away from the stage, so we could not see anything. I would prefer a more intimate Lualu next time. Bought...More

Thank m0ana17
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We came here on one of the ship's tours which included a tour of the plantation, dinner at the estate, followed by the show. The pros in short: good food, a very interesting tour (by train) of the entire grounds and a really good Polynesian...More

Thank Hans H
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We always make it a point to stop at the plantation. We’ve attended the Luau, taken the train tour and always visit the Kaloa Rum store!

Thank chuckmarxjr
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Train ride on a rainy day... guide's joke delivery needs some work. rum tasting is first-come, first-served and runs every half hour. some shopping in the main house. grounds too wet to explore the rest... Drinks in the bar while we contemplated our next move.

Thank jcorc20318
Reviewed August 8, 2018

The grounds are nice and beautifully kept. Shops are unique and interesting. Did not eat at the restaurant, although the site is lovely and the bar is really cool. Staff are friendly and accommodating.

Thank Jane R M
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

My family and I went here for something to do with the kids. It was serene, educational and enjoyable. You can get discount tickets for the train if you book online prior to arrival. Fun experience! Tiny, was a great tour guide. Favorite part was...More

1  Thank Kristen F
Reviewed July 29, 2018

We did the luau there, and paid extra to have the VIP experience. Was not worth the price, instead of eating the luau food, they have you go to Gaylords for dinner, the waitress was great, the hostess was boarding line rude. The food was...More

Thank Kamp4722
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Positives: Great atmosphere, especially upon arrival and prior to the show. Excellent customer service. Beautiful grounds, costuming, and luau production. Great performers whose show was based on a narrative about the Polynesians’ journey to Hawaii. Awesome choreography and sound effects. There were vendors with gorgeous...More

Thank monicaredfox
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Tammy L
March 23, 2018|
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Response from Kev1963 | Reviewed this property |
We spent time there in the afternoon. Sorry not any help with the evening events
October 3, 2017|
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Response from tiredandtravelled | Reviewed this property |
You can get a tour. Busses pulled up. But you could also get a cab. Just sandwiches and a drink in the bar would be worth it. The old growth gardens and craft shows were also great.
June 24, 2017|
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Response from arizonatraveller123 | Reviewed this property |
I would say you could spend time in the wonderful restaurant and touring the 12 shops as well as the rum tasting which takes almost an hour. Alternatively the museum is worth a visit...we spent a couple of hours here.