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Kauai Plantation Railway

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Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808-245-7245

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Excellent overview of tropical fruits. Did you know that the pineapple is not native to Hawaii? We didn't know either! Beautiful scenery. It was fun to stop and feed the pigs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Camarillo, California

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Park City, Utah
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a short train through a plantation revitalized from the 1930s. It is informative. Very laid back. There are wild pigs that you can feed, so not to wild. Funny. The cashew trees are worth the tour.

Thank Drember72
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The train ride was okay. It may had been better, if one had smaller children . Our group is from KY & was raised or live on a farm. So seeing the few animals, was no big deal . The reason I gave a average rating. Was for the all the different fruit trees, that was growing on the Plantation.

Thank KyDiver74
Camarillo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent overview of tropical fruits. Did you know that the pineapple is not native to Hawaii? We didn't know either! Beautiful scenery. It was fun to stop and feed the pigs.

Thank cougarmom2016
Brighton, Illinois
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18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the 4 hour train, hike, lunch, and orchard tour. What a delight! The time was so well split between all the activities. It felt like you stepped back in time when you boarded the train. It stopped for us to feed the animals then the next stop was for us to hike down into the "jungle". The overall... More 

Thank Sue62012
Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

its not fast paced or super adventurous but really cool to see all the fruit orchids and animals on the property. Our guide and train conductor was nice and super knowledgeable. you get to stop and feed goats, boars and a sweet donkey who eats out of your hand

Thank idlehands26
Des Moines
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35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

You get to spend 45 minutes taking a tour around the plantation. You get to look at the fruit trees and wild animals on the plantation. The tour guide Kai was very knowledgeable able the land and the history.

Thank Kelly S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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403 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

We finally took the train ride after many visits to Kilohana Plantation. I can say I was a little disappointed. At $19 per adult and $14 for kids it's a little pricey for an about 40 minute ride. The highlight for all on train was feeding the pigs. It was still a nice ride and good way to give your... More 

Thank Mike O
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The trip takes about 45 minutes, including a stop to feed the pigs, goats, and chickens, which the little kids (ours are 3 and 4) really enjoyed. The historical and botanical information provided by the staff on the train was excellent. Thanks for the ride.

Thank JuddLather
San Clemente, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

This runs you about $20 and is a pleasant and informative train ride around the plantation. Nice way to spend a few minutes. Especially good for families with children. "Tiny" our engineer was friendly and informative. Best thing is free rum tasting at Koloa Rum just steps from the station.

Thank Tsmithmorse1
Rancho cucamonga, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a 40 minute train tour with some history of the plantation as well as a visit to all the fruits on the plantation. Our favorite part was stopping to feed the Hawaiian pigs, chickens and goats. This was informative and even though it was raining (quite hard) we still had fun. Must do on the island.

Thank Tiffkat2000

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