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Kilohana Plantation Estate

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Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
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+1 808-245-5608
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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
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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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US$110.36*
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Luau Kalamaku and Buffet Dinner
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US$155.16*
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Luau Kalamaku with Plantation Owner's Dinner and Champagne Reception

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Kilohana Farm Tour

Enjoyed the farm tour. We were picked up at our resort and transported via a van to the plantation. A freshly picked sugar cane was flattened in a roller and the juice was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nancy366
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the farm tour. We were picked up at our resort and transported via a van to the plantation. A freshly picked sugar cane was flattened in a roller and the juice was extracted. A delicious mai tai was then made which was excellent. We then took a tour of the plantation and saw the various products being grown as... More 

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Mahalo for your detailed review. Reviews like yours can really set the stage for people thinking of visiting our location; we appreciate you taking the time. Glad to hear you had a pleasurable experience. Aloha! More 

winnipeg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well done, great host and guide TINY. Made the tour very entertaining and a true pleasure. Great selection of city's and other local favorited. Very happy we took the tour, we had the inner van tour, but the train also covers a lot of the same areas. This tour was excellent.

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Mahalo for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the van tour and your guide. Having a great guide really makes for a memorable experience. Aloha. More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was actually my favorite thing on Kauai. Shopped at the small stores, bought a few things, walked around the plantation - amazing. Ate at the restaurant for lunch - the food was excellent and not overpriced. Spent a couple of hours there but felt like I could burn a whole day and still not want to leave.

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Thank scooterdu
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Such a kind review. Mahalo for your thoughtfulness and genuineness. We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful experience at the Plantation and so honored it was your favorite thing. Aloha and we hope to see you again in the future. More 

Casper, Wyoming
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place. The rum tasting is worth the extra effort. It must be scheduled upon arrival, however. Soooo not impressed with the luau. It was nothing like the pictures. Very commercialized and touristy. We felt herded like cattle through buffet lines for cold food. Luau is indoors. Sat on uncomfortable chairs in a crowded packed building. Of course, they take... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was an unexpected delight. We came here to kill an hour or two before heading for home, but ended up spending several hours! The train ride was fun and educational (and inexpensive!). The grounds are beautiful. And the shops are filled with unique ecclectic items, not the touristy junk that you find in most gift shops. The wife... More 

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Wow! Mahalo for the wonderful review. Yes, we always recommend people plan to spend at least 3 hours to really experience the plantation. Sounds like it was a wonderful day and we hope to see you again in the future. Aloha. More 

Canandaigua, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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.

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Thank William S
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Mahalo for stopping by for dinner and we are delighted that you took the time to wander the grounds and take in the historic beauty of the property. Glad you had an enjoyable time. More 

Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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.

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Thank Cindy E
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Mahalo for your review and we are happy to hear you had a fun and enjoyable train ride experience. More 

Rohnert Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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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Thank Holly_C_2011
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Mahalo for taking the time to write a review; we really appreciate the feedback. Hope you'll consider visiting us again sometime in the future. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 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!

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Thank Christopher C
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Sounds like it was a great evening full of good food & entertainment. Mahalo for taking the time to write a review; we greatly appreciate the comments. So happy to hear you had a wonderful luau experience. More 

Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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.

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

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