Dole PlantationCurrently Closed
- Address: 64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy. Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786, Honolulu, United States
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8086218408
- Ticket Price: 10 USD
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Train Ride
The Dole Plantation in Honolulu, is a very popular place. The plantation of primarily Pineapples as well as other things is the perfect place to take a day trip with your family. There is a lot to see and do and a lot of fun activities in store here, from mazes to the history of the pineapple, there is a lot to explore.
But one thing that certainly should not be missed is the Pineapple express train ride. The ride is a really fun activity for the kids while adults enjoy the lovely pineapple plantation and learn more about the history of the place.
The Pineapple Garden Maze is another interesting thing to try out here. The way the place celebrates this tropical symbol is very pleasant to see. The history of this fascinating fruit is as interesting as all the fun activities on offer so do keep your eyes and ears open while here.
- The place is sort of far away so do carry a lunch if you don’t intend to eat there.
- There are many activities to do here but the train ride is not to be missed.
- For various tours and activities refer the official website.
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41.02% of people who visit Honolulu include Dole Plantation in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
79.41% of people start their Dole Plantation visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
3 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 3 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Dole Plantation
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dole Plantation
Great place! So many things to do! (Even if you do want to spend a lot of money here, there is a lot to look around at and discover without paying money and you can buy all the pineapple stuff you want!) LOVED the mocha coffee from the coffee area. Also fresh pineapple and dole whip were good also! Fun for all ages! And everything pineapple you can think of
Not what I was expecting, heading to the dole plantation. I get it, it’s like a national treasure for those who want to know about the Dole history. The self guided tour through the garden was tiny. It showed different plants that grow on the island. Was not worth it to meander in the garden Unfortunately, the maze was closed during our visit The train had constant commentary throughout the who ride and it would only showcase the produce the dole company produces. It is only interesting if you wondered how the produce grew before harvesting. Other than that it got boring quickly. I was hoping they would provide a tour of the processing facility or at least see the workers plant/seed the pineapples or harvest for packaging. We did not try any of the hot food offered at the plantation but by the looks of it, it was reasonably priced compared to what you could get elsewhere on the island. Props to Dole for not making their food expensive even though you know you probably could. We had the dole whip with pineapple toppings and the dole whip float. Great refreshers to the heat The marketplace had a variety of merchandise for you to purchase as souvenirs
Worth a visit if you have kids otherwise I wouldn’t bother unless you really really love Pineapple. Train ride was informative on the process to grow and harvest Pineapples plus the history of the Dole company and their other key products. We didn’t do the maze as rain the evening before had made it slippery. Large gift shop and decent restaurant/cafe. We spent about 2 hours all up including lunch.
Don't expect a free tour, but you can see pineapple plants (with pineapples on them) outside the store free. Several paid options, including a train ride and a walk-through garden, are available. The main attraction is the store. But ... Be sure to go try the Dole Whip, and get it in a cup so it doesn't melt all over you! It's delicious!
I don't know why people keep recommending this place. It's a tourist trap. Only go for the free pineapple carving show and some overly sweet ice cream. The "garden" is mostly dead. Save yourself and do not ride the train, it talks non stop about buying stuff in the shop with a little history thrown in. The "Maze" is barely that. You can see and walk between the rows. The food was not bad and not nearly as overpriced as I was expecting. Decent amount of parking too.