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.