ACTIVITIES

EXPERIENCE THE PLANTATION

Chug, wander, shop, ride, taste, or stroll—there are plenty of ways to explore 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 Garden Maze, recognized by the 2008 Guinness 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.

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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 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.

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.