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Kilohana Plantation Estate

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Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
Phone Number: +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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Dining, shopping, and rum tasting

Many things to do at one spot. Rum tasting great and able to purchase to take home. Shopping and gaylords restaurant. Gaylords we are for thanksgiving. Meal was great. Also have a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Winter Springs, Florida
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went mainly for the rum but found out the plantation was nicer than the people in the Rum store. Got to the store at 10:31 just as two people went next door to taste the rum. I asked to join them and was told the next tasting was 11:30 as a group booked the 11:00 spot.......Really. It was also suggested... More 

Thank drewmdayton
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Sorry to hear your experience in the Rum store was less than desirable but I hope your overall experience at the Plantation was an enjoyable one and we hope you'll consider visiting us again in the future. Thank you for your feedback! Aloha. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Large sprawling grounds to walk around, there are shops, a restaurant and a train ride. We used to really enjoy the restaurant more but they changed the menu and we were sadly disappointed.

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Winter Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many things to do at one spot. Rum tasting great and able to purchase to take home. Shopping and gaylords restaurant. Gaylords we are for thanksgiving. Meal was great. Also have a trainride we did not do. Fun for all

Thank jody20004
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Thanks for spending Thanksgiving with us. Hope it was a memorable visit & we look forward to seeing you again in the future- Aloha. More 

Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

with several attractions: Kilohana railway and gift shop, Koloa rum tasting room and gift shop, Gaylord,s restaurant and the Mahiko lounge and home to Luau Kalamaku. Admission is free but there are fees for the train ride and Luau. Rum tasting is free. Great way to spend a few hours in the Lihue area.

Thank SoCalOregonian
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Mahalo for your feedback and experience. Glad you had a great experience and hope you'll consider coming back again in the future. Aloha. More 

Lyman, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on Kauai we took the plantation,tour and nature hike,the train ride was very nice,would be a great time for children and grown up alike,the nature hike was very informative ,not for one who is in bad health

Thank 755reedt
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Mahalo for your review and glad to hear you had a great time doing the nature hike/train ride. It truly is a beautiful experience with guides who are full of aloha. Hope you had some great samples in our orchard. Come back again soon. Aloha More 

Reno, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 'Mansion' is a beautiful example of elegant island architecture from the 1800s. They have tastefully converted it into several shops and a beautiful setting for a restaurant and bar. The shops and restaurant are all high end. There is a train that circles the property which delights young and old alike. There is also a huge complex that seats... More 

Thank Sarah M
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We greatly appreciate your honest & thoughtful feedback. It is nice to read that you took the time to walk around & explore the plantation. We hope your overall experience was a happy & memorable one & that you'll consider visiting us again in the future. Aloha More 

Sechelt, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful plantation with several things to do and see. Lots of shops with local products, one of the best islands to spend a couple of weeks roaming around!

Thank Robert M
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Mahalo for stopping by & for taking the time to write a kind review. Aloha More 

Mead, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have stayed here four times. It is tranquil and the grounds are just lovely. Maintenance is top notch and the property is immaculate. The units are comfortable and well appointed, but they vary from unit to unit as to their decor. The property does not have a poll on site, but there is a nice one... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This estate has many activities. The main house was built in the 1920's and houses Gaylord's restaurant (wonderful) a lounge with a wonderful happy hour that offers $5 bar bites and discounted drinks, as well as wonderful shops. There is a train ride that tours you around the estate which is still a working farm - and there is a... More 

Thank Mike H
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Mahalo for the wonderful review and so glad to hear you visited twice during your trip. We really appreciate you taking the time to comment. Hope to see you at the Plantation many more times in the future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our stay we enjoyed many restaurants, but this was by far the most romantic. Arrive a little early so that you can look around the beautiful mansion. You'll wonder what it must have been like to live there at the turn of the century. Dinner was served in the courtyard with live music, but rather than the music droning... More 

Thank girlcats
Management response:

Big mahalos for providing such a detailed and complementary review. My mouth was watering; I too love the ribs. Glad you had a romantic and memorable experience. I will be sure to pass on the warm compliments to our staff and bartenders. We look forward to your return visit to our Garden Island. Aloha More 

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