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Kilohana Plantation Estate

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-245-5608
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US$157.24*
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Luau Kalamaku with Plantation Owner's Dinner and Champagne Reception
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US$56.20*
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Luau Kalamaku and Buffet Dinner
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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!
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  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (222 reviews)
“rum tasting” (124 reviews)
“koloa rum” (49 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
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+1 808-245-5608
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"train ride"
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"rum tasting"
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"koloa rum"
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"interesting shops"
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"mahiko lounge"
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"feed the animals"
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"the main house"
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"wild pigs"
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"manor house"
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"gift shop"
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"fruit trees"
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"fun train"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"tasting room"
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent about a half day at Kilohana after it started raining in the morning. That meant we were too late for the day tour charge. You can wander around at no charge, but if you want to do anything then it costs. We started...More

Thank JohnAnn B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I liked this place for it's variety of things- a very good restaurant, a historical building where you could view rooms as they were, train ride which gives you history of plantation and you view animals and other parts of plantation, nice shops in the...More

Thank nshier
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited and took the train tour while in Lihue for the day in June 2018. You can buy tix online and get a discount through the Kauai dining guide ad or this week Kauai brochure of 15% off. Very hot day, but nice breeze from...More

Thank mariedesjardins
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you plan to attend the Lu’au here, it’s an experience of a lifetime. I’ve been to others on other islands, this was by far the best hands down! Great food, drinks, entertainment and really engaging with the audience.

Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great time on this tour. Walking into the valley was educational and scenic. Be sure to wear shoes that can take a bit of mud.

Thank Tater42
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice to walk thru but the shops and restaurants are very tourist driven and expensive. The living room and rear dining area is pretty.

Thank barbaragX3549RZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the events we were most looking forward to and I love events like this. With that said, the train itself was so far gone into disrepair that it made too much noise for you to possibly hear the tour guide and...More

Thank jshow87
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfect place to see a working farm and animals just like old Kauai. We first took the train ride where a guide takes you around the plantation teaching you about all the orchards they grow and animals they raise. Halfway through the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative and scenic train ride. Lots to see and enjoy in all the different shops in the property

Thank Janine T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had read so many positive reviews about the train ride and ended up disappointed. We took my 4 and 6 year olds but they were bored and we could hardly hear the guide over the clanking of the train. Feeding the animals consists of...More

Thank JMJL23
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Tammy L
24 March 2018|
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Response from Kev1963 | Reviewed this property |
We spent time there in the afternoon. Sorry not any help with the evening events
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otasm46
4 October 2017|
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Response from tiredandtravelled | Reviewed this property |
You can get a tour. Busses pulled up. But you could also get a cab. Just sandwiches and a drink in the bar would be worth it. The old growth gardens and craft shows were also great.
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SuZQ234
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.
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