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Kilohana Plantation Estate

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-245-5608
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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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“rum tasting” (124 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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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 yesterday 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 5 days 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pianist here on Tuesday& Friday evenings is awesome. It is a highlight to our trip. Not only is Hank the only piano player that does shows but he is very nice , world class pianist,and makes the whole experience at the Kilohana Plantation one...More

Thank Tahoethomas1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my husband to the show and dinner. It was really fun! Great music, beautiful scenery, fun show - it was a Luau but it had a great story about the folklore/culture... definitely recommend doing!!

Thank Katharine A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Gaylord's restaurant for years and years. Went there in December to celebrate our anniversary and the food is just awful. We were told the ownership of the restaurant and the chef had changed. Very disappointing. However, Kilohana's tours throughout the estate and are...More

Thank Susan F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the estate as part of a day trip. Spent some time here. Great restaurant (Gaylord’s) and a range of other food and gift shops. The Koloa rum company has a shop with half-hourly tastings. You can also take a short train journey around the...More

Thank Moonrock1962
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Kilohana Plantation Estate while on the island. We were so glad we didn’t miss this beautiful place. We took the hour long train ride around the plantation and learned the history and what their goals are today. Our guide was very informative...More

Thank funonthemove
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 May 3, 2018

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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Tammy L
March 23, 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
October 3, 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
June 24, 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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