Dole Plantation

Dole Plantation, Wahiawa: Hours, Address, Dole Plantation Reviews: 3.5/5

Dole Plantation
3.5
09:30 - 16:30
Monday
09:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 16:30
Thursday
09:30 - 16:30
Friday
09:30 - 16:30
Saturday
09:30 - 16:30
Sunday
09:30 - 16:30
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Dole Plantation, located on the North Shore of Oahu, provides enjoyable activities for the entire family, including the Pineapple Express Train Tour, the Plantation Garden Tour, and the Pineapple Garden Maze. Also popular are the informational displays and presentations, as well as the plantation country store offering a wide variety of Dole Plantation gifts, local favorites, foods and refreshments including DoleWhip®. Fresh pineapple is also available for purchase.
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Shellbelleandboys
47 contributions
Family
Do the train but get there at 930-945. The line will be one to two hours after that. SKIP the garden. You pretty much see it all from the train. I have teen boys-was not our thing. I’d skip that too and spend your money in gift shop. ***there is a lady selling candied nuts “for the train ride”. Then you can’t take food on train. Lol. Use the online dole whip coupon in their online brochure. It’s buy two get one free. Then go eat at Ohana subs-they’re huge. Split one.
Written 12 August 2022
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Sergio S
2 contributions
Family
Don’t buy any tickets
The maze, the train tour and the gardens are not worth a ticket
The maze is ridiculous. A Tourist trap.
However, THE PINEAPPLES ARE DELICIOUS!
Go visit
And go straight to the store
Written 7 August 2022
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TravelsAndVoyages
114 contributions
This is just a ridiculous tourist trap – in case you are driving to the north coast anyway you may want to stop here for five minutes to have a laugh at such kind of tourism, but not worth spending more time (or money)
Written 6 August 2022
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Global625817
2 contributions
Family
Not a bad stop if you need to make a stop along the way but don’t waste your money on the train. You really only see some sad looking plants and you can’t hear any information as the speakers on the train are terrible. Best for tired parents who need a rest while their young children enjoy a train ride
Written 6 August 2022
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TheDadofOz
Beacon, NY55 contributions
***Tourist Trap*** Avoid, there are far better things to do with your time on Oahu. Although relatively inexpensive compared to other things in Hawaii, there was a 1 hour 45 minute wait for the 20 minute train ride (skipped), the World's Largest Pineapple Maze didn't contain a single pineapple, and so we skipped the Garden tour. Waste of time and money. Such a disappointment.
Written 5 August 2022
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LeoRod16
2 contributions
Family
OVERRATED! 1st of all parking is horrible. Parking lot is not organized and not enough parking for the amount of tourist that show up. U waste time circling with nowhere to park. With soooo much land it doesnt make sense why they dont expand. 2nd you have to stand in line (in the sun) and wait over an hour for the train ride. They pass you to another section where u think youre about to get on and they trick you where they make you wait another 20-30 mins. We had to throw away our pineapple smoothy because its not allowed on the train(which is understandable) but to pass you over to another section and still wait in line 30 mins does not make sense!!! We could have finished our pineapple ice cream way before we got on the damn train. 3rd the train ride is long, borring, and too slow. it brings u back the same way you headed out. I thought it would circle around the plantation and zig zag around trees. It does a loooong #9 loop. Not to mention the music sucks and too loud. The only thing good was the pineapple ice cream but u can get that anywhere else on the island. Save your $$$ and DoNot Waste your time in this tourist trap! We love hawaii but this is place is a joke!
Written 31 July 2022
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Mike F
Antigo, WI109 contributions
Worth it to see. We stopped on our way back to Waikiki after a day on the North Shore, got there late so didn't have a ton of time but got a dole whip for the kids which they loved and got to see some of the very cool stuff around the grounds. For us, this was just the right amount of time but you could probably spend much more time there.
Written 31 July 2022
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jjcoffman
Parker, CO1,091 contributions
Couples
Did you know pineapples grew on the ground? Neither did we. It’s a cute stop and a fun tour on the old train. The Dole whip is fabulous. And dare I say better than Disney?!? I’d swear it’s made better here.
Written 30 July 2022
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marc m
Afton, VA7 contributions
Family
Eight fifty for an ice cream cone seemed a bit much. But that was eclipsed by the $8:50 charge for a five ounce package of potato chips. That’s right folks! $1.70 per once!

The garden was small but beautiful. Very well tended. If $7.50 for about 30-45 minutes works for you, you’ll enjoy it. But I hear the Wahiawa Botanical Garden is wonderful and free.

I recommend you skip Dole
Written 27 July 2022
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ssyja
Sydney, Australia248 contributions
Family
We arrived at the Dole plantation mid morning…. evidently the same time as everyone else from Honolulu. The car park was full & it took us 25 minutes to park.
Once in the centre, it was crowded & underwhelming, with long queues for everything.
We walked around for about 10 minutes & then left.
Avoid, unless you are after pineapple themed souvenirs.
Written 27 July 2022
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