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Dole Plantation

  • 64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy. Map It
  • Wahiawa
  • Educational Institution

Updated 01/13/2014

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Dole Plantation. 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. 64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy., Wahiawa, HI, 96786. 808/621–8408. www.dole-plantation.com. Pavilion free, maze $6, train $8.50, garden tour $5. Daily 9:30–5:30; train, maze, and garden 9:30–5.

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Address:

64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy., Wahiawa, Hawaii, 96786, United States

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Phone:

808-621–8408

Sight Details:

  • Pavilion free, maze $6, train $8.50, garden tour $5
  • Daily 9:30–5:30; train, maze, and garden 9:30–5

Updated 01/13/2014

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Dec 22, 2008

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.

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Jul 31, 2007

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.

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Mar 3, 2007

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.

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By Maritza

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Mar 8, 2006

A different view of the life

This could be viewed as a tourist trap but it also provides a view of another part of the life on the island. The garden is lovely, the hibiscus varieties were especially picturesque. The train tour helped to explain why pineapples cost so much! They are still planted by hand. The shop was badly overcrowded but the outside has plenty of room for setting out your own picnic.

By Angela

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Dec 14, 2005

TACKY.

If you like mini-malls and restaurants like the Olive Garden, this place is for you. Otherwise, spend your time wisely by seeing other worthy Oahu sights.

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