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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$56.20*
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Luau Kalamaku and Buffet Dinner
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Luau Kalamaku with Plantation Owner's 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!
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (221 reviews)
“rum tasting” (123 reviews)
“koloa rum” (49 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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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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"few hours"
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"tasting room"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"nature walk"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful grounds to visit with gift shop for shopping. We did the train ride and really enjoyed it, educational and beautiful! We also did the rum tasting... really great rum!

1  Thank Sylvia V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wetook the train tour and it was very enjoyable and educational - now I know what those flat-topped trees are called! Many different trees and plants visible from the train, and the stop to feed the pigs was very amusing. While waiting for the train,...More

Thank robogranny2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The house is lovely as are the grounds. The train ride was a waste unless you have children. You ride around looking at fruit trees and then stop to feed a donkey, some goats and wild pigs. (Ask fir kama'aina rates if you are a...More

1  Thank Teramo48
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Besides the typical store selling touristy kitsch, this plantation offers a paved walkway through coffee trees with informative signs about growing and harvesting coffee. The self-guided walk takes about 15-minutes and is a nice way to stretch your legs. Then go through the store to...More

1  Thank dixiedorena
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

We arrived by the Hop on Hop off bus. It has lovely gardens. Once there we took the train ride (US$17.00 - good for families with kids. Other than a lovely open area of parkland, there wasn't that much to do. Kids would enjoy the...More

Thank Veronica L
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Happy Hour at the Lounge was Amazing!!! Great shops, Beautiful restaurant (Gaylords). Also the Koloa Rum Tasting & shops was awesome! Lots to see!

1  Thank ladesign29
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Our family visited on two occasions. We could not get lunch as it was closed to a private party. Twice we tried for a train ride and it was closed, and closed for luau guests. We were able to get Rum tasting 1 of 2...More

Thank smcconmoon
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

They offer FREE Rum tasting! Adults ONLY! even if you have a new born, she/he will not be allowed in the tasting room, They offer three rums to try (dark, light and spiced). And a awesome rum cake. They offer the tastings every 30 minutes....More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We came here specifically for the rum tasting experience! We enjoyed a pleasant lunch at Gaylords restaurant and enjoyed looking through the little shops at lots of arts and crafts and jewellery. The best and most important part was the rum tasting and shop! We...More

1  Thank lucylou_melbourne
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

The plantation train ride/ walk was quite amazing! The rain forest hike, the beautiful orchard trip, were all well worth it! Sean , our guide was excellent, knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend this to all!!

Thank prakvaid58
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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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