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Pineapple plantation days are nearly defunct in Hawaii, but you can still celebrate Hawaii's famous golden fruit at this promotional center with exhibits, a huge gift shop, a snack concession, educational displays, and the world's largest maze. Take the self-guided Garden Tour, plant your own pineapple, or hop aboard the Pineapple Express for a 20-minute train tour to learn a bit about life on a pineapple plantation. Kids love the more than 3-acre Pineapple Garden Maze, made up of 14,000 tropical plants and trees. If you do nothing else, stop by the cafeteria in the back for a delicious pineapple soft-serve Dole Whip. This is about a 40-minute drive from Waikiki, a suitable stop on the way to or from the North Shore.

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  • Address: 64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy., Wahiawa, HI 96786 | Map It
  • Phone: 808/621–8408
  • Cost: Pavilion free, maze $6, train $8.50, garden tour $5
  • Hours: Daily 9:30–5:30; train, maze, and garden 9:30–5
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  • Location: Central Oahu
Updated: 01-13-2014

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    Great Rest Stop

    If you are making a trek from Waikiki to the North Shore or vice versa--this is the perfect stop midway to get out, look around, stretch your legs, use the bathroom, and get a refreshment.

    by Golnarsarge, 12/22/08
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    Loved it!

    I love pineapple so ofcourse I love it here! It is one of my favorite places on the island. Don't miss it.

    by amendozatrujillo, 7/31/07
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    You'll Never Have Fresher Pineapple

    The maze of bushes was cool; it was a bit thin when I went due to people trampling it and it recovering from the busy season - but I loved it. If you're a Harry Potter fan, you might have more fun.... Don't ask.
    It is, however, a tourist trap with a huge giftshop full of stuff you don't want but the oven mits make for a great lobster imitation when you're sun burned - that's my favorite picture from my whole week trip to see a friend.
    The gift shop also has pineapple ice cream, which is delightful, as well as many other delicious-looking pineapple snacks.
    If you go, don't ride the train unless you have really small kids who might like it - even then, be weary.
    I wouldn't go to Oahu and not see the plantation, though. I never really thought about where those pineapples come from but its absolutely amazing to see field upon field of them.

    by allthedoll, 3/3/07

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