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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
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

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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USD 110.36*
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Luau Kalamaku and Buffet Dinner
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USD 155.16*
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Luau Kalamaku with Plantation Owner's Dinner and Champagne Reception

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Kilohana Plantation Estate

Absolutely beautiful...enjoyed the train ride around the planatation seeing the wild pigs & goats as well as the various trees. A lovely gift shop too

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 February 2016
Canmore, Alberta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

An authentic old train circles part of the 2200 acre Kilohana Plantation. You roll past the horses and cows, then everyone gets a chance to feed the recently domesticated wild pigs, donkey, goats and wild chickens. Our tour guide told us that the island of Kauai had 70,000 residents, 300,000 wild pigs and even more wild chickens. The tour continues... More 

Thank napadiner
Canmore, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Absolutely beautiful...enjoyed the train ride around the planatation seeing the wild pigs & goats as well as the various trees. A lovely gift shop too

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Prescott, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Toured the estate, but felt like it was just another old house turned into a vendor location...another gimmicky way to try to get tourists to fork over more money...would have rather seen it decorated like the original house was...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

We didn't take the train around the property, but did walkable round a bit. It's well maintained and there's something for everyone here. Animals and the train for kids, shopping, food and drinks. You could easily spend 1/2 a day here.

Thank Shannon W
Hurricane, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

This is a place we have been to many times over the years, It has shopping, fine dining and lots of history all wrapped up in one package.

Thank Lon S
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Living in the country, I have seen cows and pigs and chickens, so this tour really didn't offer much else. We might have enjoyed the rum tasting, but we weren't offered enough time by the tour company or the distillery.

Thank St_Nick61
Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We went on our way to the airport and next time we will allow more time!! Didn't have time for the train, but the rum tasting was fun and lunch was great! It will be our routine to stop on our way out, at least, every time we visit Kauai!

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Birmingham, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

walking through the estate is fun as well as the gift shops. kids will enjoy the train ride through the garden learning about fruits and flowers growing at the estate and stopping to feed the boar and goats. they also have luaus, nature trail tours, restaurants and shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

I have been going to Gaylord's at kilohana for decades. Kilohana was a stately home built by the wilcox family so visitors get a glimpse of grand living in the 1930s. Bedrooms and bathrooms are gift shops now but still 1930 style food was served on the circular. patio. looking out on. A grand large lawn there was a small... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Neat, historic PLANTATION just a few minutes hop from KUKUI GROVE MALL .. .. Small shops to browse in and the PLANTATION TRAIN was fun to see how big the grounds are and all the different products it produces .. .. Definitely, not an all-day excursion, but if you're looking for something interesting for an hour or two in town,... More 

Thank Sammy N

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