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Kilohana Plantation Estate
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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
Ranked #6 of 55 things to do in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed March 11, 2013

The rum tasting experience was OK and I ended up with a great mai-tai. The grounds are well kept. An OK place to waste an hour or so.

Thank arnoldkg
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We wanted to see this historic house and see the grounds. We wandered around the house and then decided to take the train ride so we could see the grounds. We felt that it was overpriced and not that interesting. Feeding the animals would be fun if you have young children. For a couple of retirees, however, it was boring. Also, it felt as if we were just wasting time since the train ride around the grounds would have taken about 25 minutes without that stop. We would not recommend this to friends visiting the island. There are just too many other wonderful things to do on Kauai. Tis is not worth the time.

Thank travelmavenEugeneOR
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We stopped by to see what all the hype was about; I still don't know. Folks were nice and tried hard to give us a good time. Lots of shops upstairs and down in the mansion, rum shop was okay, folks were enjoying the train ride around the farm, but nothing grabbed us. I doubt the locals ever frequent the place. Did not even try to count the busloads of tourists arriving for the luau. This would definitely not be a place I would ever make time for on my next trip.

Thank Charlene A
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Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

We did the rum tasting, which was fun. They offer it maybe every half hour or hour, and not until after 10 or so, I think. We walked around the grounds to kill time, nice, but not exceptional.

Thank FamilyAdventuresMN
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We visited the restaurant on the grounds. It seemed like a place only tourists would go. The servers were trying very hard to give you a good experience. We ordered a steak (good) and a caprese salad (subpar). Seating was outdoors but covered.

Thank Anna M
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