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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!
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rum tasting” (105 reviews)
“koloa rum” (41 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-245-5608
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We have been there several times in the past 5 years and the atmosphere is wonderful. We have tried everything on the menu and I would say you can't go wrong with anything you order. There bar has great drink. they will sometime make special...More

1  Thank Judy V
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Loved looking through this great property, a great historical find. Bought some treasures in the stores, had a happy hour cocktail, had a great time!

Thank disneygirl62
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I stopped here before heading back to the airport in Lihue, so didn't have a lot of time to really check it out. It is a very scenic property with interesting history of Kauai. I enjoyed exploring the shops which have a lot of items...More

Thank cnevrla
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I didn't enjoy the shops, but the train ride was so much fun! My kids 6 and 8 loved it! The people were so nice and we got to learn alot about the things they grow as well as getting to feed the goats and...More

1  Thank Endless_Adventurers
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Today took the train ride at the Kilohana. It was very informative, enjoyed it and then we did the Koloa rum tasting. Besides the great rum we got a history of why they started making the rum. Finished the day off with lunch at Gaylords,...More

Thank hairylady
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Beautiful old building and some nice shops to look through after the plantation train tour. Clean restrooms too.

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My family visited the Kilohana Plantation while staying in Kauai. The plantation was great for all ages and interests. The shops in the plantation provide a variety of lovely Hawaiian souvenirs and other various items. The rum at the plantation is outstanding. They provide daily...More

Thank NYGal929
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We were in between excursions in the Lihue area and decided to stop by the plantation. We were pleasantly surprised. We ate lunch at Gaylords on the estate. The food was fabulous. We went on the train ride through the plantation ($19) which was relaxing...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Part of the luau, cruise excursion. house contains some local artists in few rooms. grounds are nice.

Thank ALtraveler64
Reviewed 18 August 2016

There are a number of fun things to do here, especially good if traveling with small children. Restaurant, a few shops, and an interesting train ride through the plantation. Good place to go when you get tired of the beach.

Thank Wayne T
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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.
Linda K
13 October 2016|
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Response from Annette H | Reviewed this property |
The Luau and owner's dinner is the best show a great dinner that we had in Kauaii. The train ride would be good for children. You can walk around the site. Yes the dinner and Luau are perfect for people of all ages.