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Kilohana Plantation Estate

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-245-5608
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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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“rum tasting” (112 reviews)
“koloa rum” (46 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 15:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-245-5608
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I enjoyed puttering around here for the morning. The train ride was relaxing and interesting, and I enjoyed their little art gallery. I do wish that they had a walking path through the trees.

Thank Leone H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This estate was originally a sugar cane plantation. No there is the huge house, restaurant, lounge, shops, and a nice little train ride. The train is narrated and although advertised at 40 minutes there is a rather long stop to feed feral hogs.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The train ride was really interesting. Got to see all sorts of fruit growing in the fields. “Tiny” gave us an amazing tour on our drive around. We stopped to feed some animals. And learned a lot about the plants growing in the area.

Thank Liana L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in to visit all the shops in the mansion and the rain started, so decided to have lunch at the restaurant. Had a nice cocktail, "hot" margarita, and lunch. Sandwich was very tasty and the leisurely lunch was just right. Finished when the rain...More

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The train ride through the plantation was fun and informative. Open air cars and even time for the kids to fee the animals half way through the trip. Pigs and horses for the kids to feed. Sign up for the rum tasting and then ride...More

Thank 408Steve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped originally to visit the Koloa Rum tasting room and ended up returning to Gaylords Resturant for dinner on a different night

Thank WaltL419
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My toddler really enjoyed the train ride. The grounds are beautiful. You stop and feed some pigs. It takes about 40 minutes. What’s not to love?

Thank Matanitravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful reminder of the past, and the 'sugar 'barons', and their part of history in the Hawaiian Islands. Gaylord's and the Koloa Rum Co. are located here. The train ride is entertaining.

Thank Dennis Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the train/walk tour. It was three hours and 40 minutes and included snacks and lunch. It was fun and our guide was very knowledgable when we were walking throught the fruit orchards. He allowed us to pick and sample all of the ripe...More

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a little apprehensive about going to our second luau of the week. We were thinking if it was like the first we were going to leave. The food was good. We are glad we stayed for the show. There was a story line,...More

Thank wsrbsch
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3 October 2017|
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Response from tiredandtravelled | Reviewed this property |
You can get a tour. Busses pulled up. But you could also get a cab. Just sandwiches and a drink in the bar would be worth it. The old growth gardens and craft shows were also great.
24 June 2017|
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Response from arizonatraveller123 | Reviewed this property |
I would say you could spend time in the wonderful restaurant and touring the 12 shops as well as the rum tasting which takes almost an hour. Alternatively the museum is worth a visit...we spent a couple of hours here.
29 April 2017|
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Response from Annette H | Reviewed this property |
You can write an email to them, they answer quickly. The plantation is large and I feel confident that they rent it out for special occasions especially in the winter when they are only open a few days a week.