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“Maui Ag Fest” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maui Tropical Plantation

Maui Tropical Plantation
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$148.96*
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Maui Value Pass
Ranked #6 of 46 things to do in Wailuku
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Maui Tropical Plantation is a 60 acre working plantation. Our narrated TRAM TOUR offers a unique educational opportunity to learn the origins and harvest techniques of Hawaii's commercial fruit crops. As part of your tour, our driver will demonstrate the art of husking a coconut. You'll also learn interesting facts about sugarcane, pineapple, bananas, coffee, macadamia nuts, papaya and more. Visit our Gift Shop for Made in Maui souvenirs, snacks, crystals, aloha wear and more... The Mill House Restaurant is the ideal venue for exclusive events. Also at the Plantation: Kumu Farms, Maui Zipline, Rebecca Lowell Art Gallery, Ron L. Designs and Moku Pua Soap Factory.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Maui Ag Fest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

It has been awhile since they had the agriculture festival, it certainly left a great impression on me! Had delicious lavender lemonade, guava kiss and the Kula cooler from the Aloha Bar booth. Loved all the wonderful booths, actually! Kids enjoyed riding the horses and seeing the animals! So many enjoyable things at that event and enjoyed the delicious ribs and garlic rolls, beans and more from Bruddah Willys Sticky Ribs. The tram ride was wonderfully informative. Where are the koi fish? Miss feeding them! Saw a cute turtle in the pond and liked produce from Kumu Farms stand. Really like the new merchandise and the new store setup! The walls had so many coffee grinders and what a great selection of coffee! Liked the fresh coconut and coconut candy samples! I liked the longhorn cattle, too! Beautiful antiques in the souvenir shop! I really thought the drink station was cute! It was on an old-fashioned car! Delicious artisan chocolate at Sweet Paradise Chocolatier! The workers were very nice, too! Best wishes!

Visited June 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Great Place to Learn About Hawaiian Agriculture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

We took the tram, and learned about all the plant life in the islands. We then stopped for a demonstration on how to crack open a coconut. The tram then continued. Our driver kept things fun and interesting.
After the tour, we had lunch here. I had the fish & chops, which were pretty good.
Great prices in the gift shop. Our kids really enjoyed the guava ice cream, but they also have 7 other different tropical flavors.

Visited June 2013
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Gray, Tennessee
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“Good part of a Best of Maui tour”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

The Maui Tropical Plantation was one stop on our Roberts tours Best of Maui tour taken as a shore excursion from our Hawaiian cruise.

This was a nice stop on our tour. We enjoyed the tram ride around the plantation learning about all the plants and trees. We stopped for the coconut husking demonstration but I missed part of it because I wandered off to take pictures of flowers. The part I did see and hear of the demo was interesting and they passed around pieces of the coconut for us to smell and feel the oil in it.

We had lunch on the plantation which was okay. Fruit, salad, cold cuts, cheese, and vegetables for sandwich making, soup all served buffet style. There were a few different types of breads to make your sandwich on and there was plenty of everything - not skimpy at all.

There was a main gift shop and several other little specialty shops on the grounds. My husband really liked the work of a local artist so we bought a glicee to bring home and have framed.

There's a large variety of plants, trees, and flowers as well as cattle and birds on the plantation so it was worth the time spent there.

Visited May 2013
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“Beautiful, but a Disappointment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

We visited on a Saturday. The setting was quite nice, but not nearly as nice as what was described in their brochure. The tram ride was interesting, but a bit pricey for what you got. And, as noted, on a Saturday, the only shop open was the main one, which is quite nice. The specialty shops were all closed, as was the dining room. We had planned lunch there because of the great description of their offerings in the brochure. The entire visit was a big disappointment, but, other than the $!5 per passenger tram ticket, was free.

Visited May 2013
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“Frustrating and disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

A very nice and well kept place. What a pity that we couldn't hear the explanations given by the guide/tram driver because of the low quality sound system. We couldn't even hear his name. There is a place along the tram tour itinerary where everybody gets off the tram and the guide explains without using the sound system. Those were the only explanations we could hear, and they were interesting.
What a disappointment, to be in such a beautiful place, to pay 15$ (!!) per person and not to hear the explanations because the owners do not bother to put a quality sound system.

Visited February 2013
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patty o, Director of Sales at Maui Tropical Plantation, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you for visiting the Plantation. We apologize for the inconvenience. We were in the process of painting the trams and the sound system was disconnected. This cause some challenges with our sound for a couple of days. The sound system is now working correctly. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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