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Kilohana Plantation Estate
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Luau Kalamaku with Plantation Owner's Dinner and...
Ranked #10 of 59 things to do in Lihue
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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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

The brunch was very good lots of choices, we got there before our reservation time and were seated immediately. Train ride was informative, great fun especially for kids. The koloa rum is awesome, very informative in the tasting room 1 ounce is just enough to get you to purchase a bottle or 2

Thank machandler82
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We visited the Kilohana Plantation on a rainy afternoon and decided to explore the estate on our own.The old,stately mansion is beautifully restored with its lustrous loa wood inside.Various boutiques that offer attractive art, jewellery and crafts are housed also in the upstairs rooms that used to be the bedrooms and closet spaces.The structure takes advantage of the Hawaiian climate with the ample porch areas. For anybody wanting a beautiful, cultured dining ambience, the "Gaylord" restaurant seems to be a perfect venue.We had not come to take in a meal,so we cannot comment on the quality,however we took note that Sunday brunch has a hefty price tag of $29.95. For serious tipplers of legal drinking age the Koloa Rum Company is in a building next door.Tastings are available.This building is not part of the historic structure,as it has been only built in 2009.
If it is on your way,have a look into the past.There are also some train rides through the plantation at about $15.00. The self-guided tour of the grand house is free.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We were visiting Kauai with my 3 year old and my parents. We enjoyed the Luau at Kilohana Plantation and my son loved the train ride which included feeding small pigs. We have also been to Smiths Garden Luau on a previous trip. Both are enjoyable.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We have been coming to Kauai for the last three years to get away from the cold in NV. This year we tried the Kilohana Plantation show. We skipped the meal and just did the show and what a nice surprise. Instead of sitting in the back of the room, they put all the "just show goers" right up front. While we didn't get dinner, they allow you to go to the bar for a free drink and if it is non-alcoholic, you can have as many as you can drink. The best show of its kind we have seen.

If you go on Friday night, right after the show go over to Gaylord's on the site and treat yourselves to a great piano player for an hour or more to finish off a great evening. The night we were there the man playing the piano was the music director from South Pacific. What a memory for music this man has, The piano was a little out of tune, but who cares it was a super evening.

Thank MRducker
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Beautiful scenery. A few small boutiques and a beautiful pottery barn in the back. The pottery is beautiful and unique! Decided not to take the train tour but the dining is delicious and pretty view.

1  Thank larafunakoshi
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