We pride ourselves on teaching both visitors and local residents about Hawaii’s unique agricultural heritage through exciting, memorable, and hands-on 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!
Customize your visit with one or more of our educational options:
Pineapple Express Train Tour
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.
Pineapple Garden Maze
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.
Plantation Garden Tour
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 Variety Garden: View more than 20 varieties of pineapple from all over the world in various stages of growth.
|Pineapple Express Train Tour|
|Hawaii Resident Student||$7.00|
|Group Tours (25 or more)||$9.00|
|Pineapple Garden Maze|
|Hawaii Resident Student||$5.00|
|Group Tours (25 or more)||$7.00|
|Plantation Garden Tour|
|Hawaii Resident Student||$6.00|
|Group Tours (25 or more)||$6.50|
|Train & Garden|
|Train & Maze|
|Maze & Garden|
|Train, Maze & Garden|
Brochure: Download the Dole Plantation brochure here.