Kilohana Plantation Estate

Kilohana Plantation Estate, Lihue: Hours, Address, Kilohana Plantation Estate Reviews: 4/5

Kilohana Plantation Estate
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10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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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2-3 hours
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fred d
Friday Harbor, WA210 contributions
historic plantation history
Sep 2021
so easy to get to when your either passing through Lihue or staying in town. Rum tasting was a show in and of itself.
Written 14 October 2021
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kalamakid
Kailua, HI914 contributions
Reserve Early for Koloa Rum Tour
Oct 2021 • Family
Lots to enjoy here, but if you want to do the Rum Safari or tasting please reserve early. Free parking, gift shop and bathrooms available.
Written 6 October 2021
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4angel
Lewis Center, OH28 contributions
Rum yummy
Oct 2021 • Couples
We have been coming to Kauai for 7 year with our boys and finally came just as a couple and tried the rum tasting. It was so much fun. I work recommend. Thank for the fun 40 min.
Written 6 October 2021
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Karen J
Colorado Springs, CO262 contributions
Train Ride: Feed animals, tip your guide, shop later!
Jul 2021
After Grove Farm, the train didn't have much new information. Kilohana hasn't grown sugarcane since about 1970. I think the kids had a much better experience on the train, because they stopped and gave us tortillas and leaves to feed to the animals.

I was a little sad that I didn't see anyone else give anything to the guide. The tip jar looked woefully empty.

As we started on the train ride, there were Kauai chickens eating tortillas on the lawn. I asked the tour guide and he said that they used to feed them day-old Love's bread until Love's went out of business. NOTE: Love's was bought by a company on the mainland.

I liked seeing the "wild boar" of Kauai. They were much smaller than I thought they would be. I don't remember seeing any of them in the "wild" ... and then found out that a bunch of people at Kiahuna golf club have been feeding a baby wild boar for months. (Some girls were leaving out fruit and someone else left half a watermelon.) They're not thinking ahead to a fully grown wild boar approaching people and cars expecting food.

If you're going to do some shopping at Kilohana, you'll get some "free with purchase of $**" coupons on the back of your souvenir ticket, so don't shop first!

We didn't do the Koloa rum tasting, but we did buy some at Costco and Walmart. Oddly, Walmart was cheaper and had a better selection?!?
Written 21 July 2021
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T B
Los Angeles, CA49 contributions
Train is lame
Jun 2021 • Family
Super lame. The train takes you through their land which is just a few acres of fruit trees and grass. They have sharecroppers on their land and they keep pigs, donkeys, cows and horses for show. Barely learned anything about the family that owns this land or about sugar plantation at all. Very little to see here. Not worth the time. The kids were bored and I was embarrassed that I bought tickets.
Written 27 June 2021
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Mary Ann M
Bakersfield, CA16 contributions
It was OK
Jun 2021 • Friends
The train was nice. Our guide tried hard. From reading the description of this tour we thought we would be learning a lot about the history of the sugar plantation. It was only mentioned in passing. We learned more about it from the posters at the train depot than from the tour. We saw a lot of beautiful fruit groves and were able to feed some pigs and a pretty horse. I would liked to have had more of the history.
Written 15 June 2021
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mutigerbell
Warrensburg, Mo.116 contributions
beautilful grounds
May 2021
Very interesting tour and it was finally open when we arrived. Beautiful grounds and well worth the stop
Written 14 May 2021
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SandraS0712
16 contributions
Awesome Rum Safari
Oct 2019 • Couples
We had an awesome time on the Rum safari and loved the overall experience. It was great to see how the different sorts of fruits are grown on the estate and the two tasting stops in between were perfect. We were quite sad that we couldn’t take any Rum with us because we were traveling with hand luggage only. 😉
Written 8 April 2020
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Adventurer733933
1 contribution
Rum Safari
Feb 2020
This tour is new to the Plantation and not on their website. If you don't have children and want an adult experience equivalent to the train ride do the Rum Safari tour. Tangey and Le'on were great. Highly recommend this.
Written 1 March 2020
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Marilyn M
Lincoln City, OR127 contributions
A very worthwhile experience
Feb 2020 • Couples
We have been to the luau (our favorite) in the past and long ago learned how to make Mai Tai's at the rum sampling shop. This time we took the 4 hour train ride and hike. We were not disappointed. Our guide, Alex, walked us through orchards where we sampled (and picked) many different fruits. He told us about each flowering tree, different plants and where the many trees call home. It was delightful and the walk was quite leisurely paced. There were also animals with unique stories relayed by Alex. We had a delicious lunch before returning to the train to leave.
Written 25 February 2020
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