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. (NOTE: All Group Tours are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19). 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!
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.
|Pineapple Express Train Tour|
|Hawaii Resident Student||$8.50|
|Group Tours (25 or more) (NOTE: All Group Tours are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)||$10.50|
|Pineapple Garden Maze|
|Hawaii Resident Student||$5.25|
|Group Tours (25 or more) (NOTE: All Group Tours are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)||$7.25|
|Plantation Garden Tour|
|Hawaii Resident Student||$6.25|
|Group Tours (25 or more) (NOTE: All Group Tours are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)||$6.75|
|Train & Garden|
|Train & Maze|
|Maze & Garden|
|Train, Maze & Garden|
Brochure: Download the Dole Plantation brochure here.