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Hawaii Plantation Village

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Address: 94-695 Waipahu St, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-2601
Phone Number: +1 808-677-0110
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A sugar cane plantation village with 30 homes open to the public for...

A sugar cane plantation village with 30 homes open to the public for viewing.

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Great insight into the history of multicultural Hawaii

I took this tour in September 2016 and despite the rain enjoyed the tour. It's not cheap at $15 usd, but they have a number of replica buildings they have to maintain, so i can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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Wellington, New Zealand
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I took this tour in September 2016 and despite the rain enjoyed the tour. It's not cheap at $15 usd, but they have a number of replica buildings they have to maintain, so i can see why the ticket price is that much We were lucky it was just me and my travel partner on the tour. Our guide, an... More 

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Honolulu
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

First, this is NOT Dole Plantation. Some of the Trip Advisor reviewers are confusing Hawaii Plantation Village with Dole Plantation. There are no mazes and no pineapple. Second, one reviewer said there were no bathrooms. There ARE bathrooms - one at the check-in building and one in the village. Third, call ahead to determine the tour times for the day... More 

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Thank PJHono
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We visited the planation today and had a tour with a group of about 10 adults and 4 kids. You have a guided tour around the plantation that includes replicas and one original house from the sugarcane plantation days in Hawaii. They range from a grass hut (original hawaiians) to a two bedroom house with a flush toilet and a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Today at 11am we had a tour undertaken by Joan, an elderly Japanese-American (she emphasised her ethnicity hence I've put it here). Here are some of the comments she made: 1. "In Hawaii, the Caucasian brought mice, cockroaches, rats and fleas. We had none before" (Perhaps she could have avoided race and just said immigrants brought these things?) 2. "The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We took a tour of the plantation with Don, a kind woman of Korean descent. She described all the houses and ethnicities very well and really made us imagine what life was like back then. The tour lasted an hour and 15 minutes and cost 15 dollars per person. We combined it with a visit to the Arizona Memorial at... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Don't get me wrong it is interesting and its perfectly set up the grounds are very nice. . The tour could though be shortened if the guide did not repeat the same thing over and over again. I understand that they are volunteers so that is nice that they use their own time but perhaps they should pay them because... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent spot off the beaten path. Probably the highlight of our trip to Oahu thanks to the incredible tour guide who had a wealth of knowledge about the immigrant workers who came to the island to work on the sugar plantations.

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Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Visited today and so glad we did. Our guide (Jim/James?) was in his 70's and grew up in the Village. His historical perspective and ability to get you to visualise how life was in the early 1940's was amazing. He clearly had an interesting life story of his own being of Phillipino descent and having served two terms in Vietnam... More 

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hawaii
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Although out of the way, this was a very worthwhile visit. Each "house" around the village was themed around the ethnicity of the families who would have lived there: Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Filipino. These were not the huge plantation homes of the southern US; they were very minimalist. You can wander around the village without a tour guide but it... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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147 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

My husband and I were on the 10 am tour. The final tour of the day starts at 2 pm. There are tours every hour on the hour. Our guide was Roy, a retired educator. He was very knowledgable. The first thing he showed us after his introduction was the Bodhi tree, which had started out it's life as a... More 

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