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Dole Plantation

EXPERIENCE THE PLANTATION

Chug, wander, shop, ride, taste, stroll, get lost, or get your hands dirty—there are plenty of ways to explore the Pineapple Experience at Dole Plantation.

From humble beginnings as a roadside pineapple stand on the way to the North Shore, Dole Plantation has grown into one of Hawaii’s top visitor attractions: an exciting and educational adventure for visitors and kama‘aina (residents) of all ages. At the heart of Dole Plantation’s Pineapple Experience is the sweet, spiky tropical fruit that has become Hawaii’s signature taste around the world—but the fun doesn’t stop there. Ride the Pineapple Express train for a narrated tour through breathtaking vistas that were part of James Drummond Dole’s plantation when pineapple was king. Stroll through centuries of Hawaiian agriculture, tradition, and crafts in our beautiful Plantation Garden Tour. Get lost and found in paradise in our Pineapple Maze, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Make sure to stop in at our country store for Hawaii’s finest treats, from estate-grown Waialua chocolate to cupfuls of ice-cold, world-famous DoleWhip®. Or take home a just-picked pineapple grown in the red soil of Oahu’s North Shore. It doesn’t get any fresher than this.

PINEAPPLE EXPRESS TRAIN TOUR

A WHISTLE STOP TOUR THROUGH HAWAII’S PINEAPPLE STORY

All aboard for two miles of pineapple fun! This fully narrated, twenty-minute train tour is an experience for the whole family. You’ll learn the story of pineapple in Hawai‘i, hear how James Drummond Dole founded his world-famous agricultural empire where Dole Plantation stands today, and travel through the stunning scenery of the island’s famous North Shore.

PLANTATION GARDEN TOUR

STROLL THROUGH THE PLANTATION GARDEN TOUR

Pineapple is still the king of Dole Plantation, but Hawaii’s other crops offer a rich cornucopia of the island’s agricultural heritage and a window into its diversified future. Dole Plantation’s educational, self-guided garden tour appeals to all the senses. See the dazzling colors of ripening tropical fruit. Smell the sweetness of a pineapple ready to be picked.

PINEAPPLE GARDEN MAZE

THE WORLD’S LARGEST MAZE – CAN YOU SOLVE IT?

In 2008, Dole Plantation’s giant Pineapple Garden Maze was declared the world’s largest maze. The maze stretches over three acres and includes nearly two and one-half miles of paths crafted from 14,000 colorful Hawaiian plants. Walk through the flora of the islands as you seek out eight secret stations that each lead you closer to the mystery at the heart of this larger-than-life labyrinth, one of only a handful of permanent botanical mazes in America. The fastest finishers win a prize and enter into the history of Dole Plantation, with their names recorded on a sign at the maze’s entrance.

PLANTATION GRILLE

The Plantation Grille features a wide assortment of island favorites including teriyaki chicken plate, kalua pork plate and loco moco. We also feature traditional fare, including cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and salads. And, no stop to Dole Plantation would be complete without enjoying a world-famous Dole Whip! This refreshing pineapple treat is guaranteed to quench your thirst and cool you down after a sun-filled day.

PARTIES AND EVENTS

PARTY PLANNING – MADE EASY!

Have the run of the plantation when you celebrate your birthday or special event with us. Sheltered and spacious outdoor facilities, acres of activities of all ages, a dedicated support staff, all in a beautiful North Shore garden setting. Choose from our range of healthy, down-home menus, select your party package or customize your own unique event, and then sit back and let a truly memorable day unfold for you and your guests.