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Kilohana Plantation Estate

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Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
Phone Number:
+1 808-245-5608
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Built in the 1930's, Kilohana Plantation is a historic landmark and premier...

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!

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Absolutely beautiful

We stopped here for dinner but took some time to wander around this place. This is a truly beautiful, historic place with gorgeous landscaping and beautiful scenery. There's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
William S
Canandaigua, United States
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Canandaigua, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped here for dinner but took some time to wander around this place. This is a truly beautiful, historic place with gorgeous landscaping and beautiful scenery. There's interesting shops and a small train ride. Very enjoyable.

Thank William S
Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a fun excursion. My parents are over 80 so this was great because there was no walking. The stop to feed the chickens, pigs and goats added to the tour.

Thank Cindy E
Rohnert Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful grounds and buildings. Rum tasting right on site. Train ride overpriced but interesting seeing the grounds. People very helpful and friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss the great entertainment and food at the luau. A little extra cost to purchase the "gold" seating brings you stage side for the show, well worth it!

Thank Christopher C
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place with a luau in the manor house after a train ride around the plantation. The historical theatrical production was totally top notch, with great storyteller and dancers.

Thank Robert W
Management response:

Mahalos for your kind review. Sounds like it was a great evening and a great way to start the new year. Aloha More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a spur of the moment and were ever so glad we turned in. The train ride was an enjoyable learning experience and Tiny was a sweet, knowledgeable guide. The free rum tasting left the adults in our party yearning for more. Hence our stop in the restaurant where we were welcomed by our fire builder/(extraordinare)bartender, Fletcher and... More 

Thank pebblesplace
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Wow! Big Mahalos for your really thoughtful and kind review. We really appreciate you taking the time to acknowledge our staff and comment on your experience. We hope to see you again in the new year. Aloha. More 

North Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This resort is not flashy, it is serene, relaxing and a bit olde world (ie like 1960s Hawai). I loved it. The gardens beautiful. Close to beach. Good restaurant. Rooms have everything you need. No swimming pool or spa but everything is close by.

Thank Therese W
Cypress, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to visit while you are in Kauai. We didn't do the train tour, but we just shop there. They also had the restaurant there but we didn't have time to try it out.

Thank Young L
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Mahalo for your review and glad you at least stopped by and said hi. Hope we will see you again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for dinner with some friends who were visiting us from Maui. We both were staying over in Princeville and it was a little over an hour drive during a week day to get here. I would recommend coming here a couple of hours before your dinner reservations (if you like to shop) as we got here an... More 

Thank p0rt0bell0
Management response:

Sorry to hear you didn't get to do more shopping (we have many shops in and around the mansion). Good tip to come early and to make dinner reservations. Sounds like the rum tasting was favorite (as it is for many). Mahalo for your review and we hope to see you again around the Plantation for many years to come.... More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by to eat at Gaylord's. The grounds are meticulously well cared for with flowers that are hard to find elsewhere.

Thank GR260
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Mahalo for visiting and hope to see you again at the Plantation for many years to come. More 

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