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Kilohana, Lihue

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#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in Kauai
Blending history with modern dining and shopping, Kilohana offers visitors a chance to discover working farms and orchards nestled in a quintessential Hawaiian setting of lush vegetation surrounded by rugged mountain peaks. You can explore the estate on its heritage railway, noted for featuring elegant mahogany passenger cars, or take a self-guided stroll across the sprawling grounds. Look for souvenirs at the estate's artisan shops or grab a meal at its award-winning restaurant, which serves local specialties prepared with ingredients from the plantation's sustainable farm. Don't miss a brief stop at the 1,400 sq m (16,000 sq ft) manor house. It was built in the 1930s and is packed with priceless Hawaiian and Asian artwork. Using our world travel planner, Lihue attractions like Kilohana can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The train ride through the plantation was fun and informative. Open air cars and even time for the kids to fee the animals half way through the trip. Pigs and horses for the kids to feed. Sign up for ...  more »
  • Stopped originally to visit the Koloa Rum tasting room and ended up returning to Gaylords Resturant for dinner on a different night  more »
  • My toddler really enjoyed the train ride. The grounds are beautiful. You stop and feed some pigs. It takes about 40 minutes. What’s not to love?  more »
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  • I have eaten at Gaylord's on and off now for 12 years and I have always enjoyed the experience. This time was no different accept that it was more for business. The food and service was spot on, the server did a great job maintaining the table of 5 and we were able to conduct our business with ease. This was an important meeting and I felt Gaylord's was the best place to host this event, they did not disappoint. Fred and his team at Kilohana have worked hard over the last 10 years developing and maintaining this beautiful location, I think its a wonderful location to spend a few hours, have lunch, do a rum tasting and take a train ride, go to their luau, or host a business meeting.
  • Beautiful old plantation style place! Authentic food and WONDERFUL LUAU SHOW! Nice shops and cool train ride around the whole place! Full of history. Good value!
  • Very historic, yet fun. The plantation has lots to see and do. Feed the pigs on the train ride, my favorite. They have a luau, gift shop, other little shops. Nice parking with great access from the main road.
  • My family and I went to the Luau show and we had a great time. The "plantation owner" food was very good with the best service that I have ever had.
  • Nice train ride, cute shops, restaurant was okay food, excellent drinks and SLOW service in a beautiful setting.

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