We pride ourselves on teaching both visitors and local residents about Hawaii’s unique agricultural heritage through exciting and memorable experiences. Throughout the year, Dole Plantation also offers educational tours for schools and small groups. It’s a great way for students to learn about the history and future of the crops we grow in our island home—and best of all, it’s fun!
Here’s a few Q&A’s to help you plan your visit:
Q1: Can I make a reservation or purchase tickets in advance?
A1: We do not take reservations, and are currently not offering advance ticket sales. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and may be purchased upon arrival at either the Train or Maze Ticket Booths.
Q2: What are your normal business hours?
A2: We are open every day, from 9:30am – 5:30pm (closed on Christmas Day). Group Tours are currently not available. However, you may purchase individual attraction tickets or combo packages at the on-site ticket booths.
Q3: I have a group of 25 and would like to be notified or be put on a wait-list.
A3: We currently do not have a wait list. Please check back for updates on Group Tour availability.
Q4: Do I have to pay to shop in the store or buy Dole Whip?
A4: There is no admission fee to enter the Visitor Center. The only admission is for the 3 Attractions (train, maze, garden).
Q5: I have a 1-year old and would like to know if they are able to go on any of the Attractions?
A5: Any child 3 years of age or under is able to go on the Attractions as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult.
Customize your visit with one or more of our educational options:
Pineapple Express Train Ride Take a two-mile, 20-minute fully narrated train ride through a real-life working plantation. Along the route, you’ll learn the stories of the pineapple, Hawaii’s most famous fruit crop, and hear about James Dole, the man who built a world-famous agricultural empire from 60 acres of Wahiawa earth.
The 2008 Guinness World Records named Dole Plantation’s Pineapple Garden Maze as the World’s Largest Maze. Come and see this gigantic outdoor brain-teaser, one of only a handful of botanical mazes in the United States. Test your “navigational skills” while having fun seeking the eight hidden stations located within the maze.
Eight mini-gardens give tour-goers an opportunity to see, smell, and touch many of the diverse crops being grown on the North Shore of Oahu—as well as a look back at life on the plantation.
Tickets may be purchased on-site at the ticket booth on the day of your visit. Please note that ticket sales will end 30 minutes prior to closing time.
|Pineapple Express Train Tour|
|Hawaii Resident Student||$9.50|
|Group Tours (25 or more) (NOTE: All Group Tours are temporarily unavailable.)||$11.50|
|Pineapple Garden Maze|
|Hawaii Resident Student||$5.75|
|Group Tours (25 or more) (NOTE: All Group Tours are temporarily unavailable.)||$7.75|
|Plantation Garden Tour|
|Hawaii Resident Student||$6.75|
|Group Tours (25 or more) (NOTE: All Group Tours are temporarily unavailable.)||$7.25|
|Train & Garden|
|Train & Maze|
|Maze & Garden|
|Train, Maze & Garden|
Brochure: Download the Dole Plantation brochure here.