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Dole Plantation
64-1550 Kamehameha Highway
Wahiawa
HI
96786
Tel: 808 261 8408

Directions

To get to Dole Plantation from Waikiki, take H1 west to H2 north. Continue to Kamehameha Highway (99). Dole Plantation is located at 64-1550 Kamehameha Highway, approximately 40 minutes from Waikiki and 10 minutes to Haleiwa and the North Shore.

Where are we going today?

There are lots of things to see and do at Dole Plantation. Start off with an adventure through the 2008 Guinness World Records world’s largest maze. The center of the maze is in the shape of a huge pineapple. Prizes are awarded to those who find the eight secret stations on their trip through the maze in the fastest time. Next, take a ride on the Pineapple Express train. This two-mile, 20-minute fully narrated train tour is both educational and informative. Along the route, you’ll learn about the history of pineapple and hear the story of James Dole, who pioneered the pineapple industry in Hawaii. Then, take a stroll through the Plantation Garden Tour. As you wander through the eight different mini-gardens, you’ll get an up-close view of the plants that are the source of tropical delights from coffee to exotic fruit to colorful cacao pods, used to make Waialua’s signature single-estate chocolate. Finally, a trip to Dole Plantation just wouldn’t be complete without a cool, refreshing, world-famous Dole Whip. Stop in the country store for a refreshment or a bite to eat, then find that perfect gift for friends or family among the wide selection of fine local edibles, from single-estate Waialua chocolate to island spice mixes and fresh pineapple, as well as other unique Hawaii gifts.
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When can we go?

9:30am - 5:00pm

Everyday except Christmas Day.

I'm Hungry!

Cafe features an assortment of burgers, sandwiches and meals, featuring island favorites such as the Kalua Pork Quesadilla, Island Fish Taco, Loco Moco (grilled homemade ground beef patty on a bed of steamed rice smothered with brown gravy and topped with a fried egg), Plantation Stir Fry, North Shore Shrimp Linguini Pasta, and Plantation Chili Taro Bowl. The dessert menu is extensive and includes the world-famous Dole Whip..

Healthy Eating!

Cafe menu includes an assortment of salads and healthy favorites, including the Macadamia Nut Pesto Chicken, skinless boneless chicken thighs marinated in our house made macadamia nut pesto and grilled to perfection. The Plantation Garden Panini, herb marinated grilled eggplant and zucchini, roasted red peppers, Portobello mushrooms, vine ripened tomatoes, and Monterey Jack cheese, drizzled with garlic basil aioli and served on a toasted French baguette..

Can I get one of those?

The country store features a wide selection of made-in-Hawaii souvenirs and food items, including coffees, teas, chocolates, jams, dressings, chips, candies and nuts..

What people are saying?

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    The pineapple ice cream was everything I thought it would be, fabulous. The attractions were informative. If you do the train ride then I wouldn't pay to have the garden tour narrated. It is mostly the same information. Also the garden tour talked about trees a d flowers but we couldn't find some of them. The maze was a lot of fun but very hot in there. It is also timed so you can make a game of it with your group.

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    The famous pineapple ice cream alone is worth 5 stars. It has a very vibrant pineapple flavor and tastes amazing. But the maze, train, and garden are more for the kids and rather steep in price but fun overall.

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    This is a nice family friendly place to visit when in Oahu. The parking lot can get jam packed during peak hours. They have a large gift shop with all things pineapple. They also have a little snack bar where you can get a pineapple ice cream or a fresh cut pineapple. Their main attraction is their hedge maze. I did not get a chance to do it but it looks like someone could spend a few minutes, or a few hours in it.

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    Visiting the plantation was awesome, so many different
    fruits and fishes. The Pineapple ice cream is delicious. Each time I with to take other visitors fot a tour, I must have the pineapples ice cream. The train tour is very informative and educational as you enjoy the beaauty of growing plants.

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    Nice spot to visit though it felt more like a touristic checklist item. Whilst the fruit was delicious I would only suggest visiting the plantation if you have kids or the weather is too hot to be hiking or on the beach in the afternoon as it's a nice break from the ocean or mountains.

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