Dole Plantation

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Facility:Dole Plantation
Description:Dole Plantation prides itself on helping to educate both visitors and local residents on Hawaii's unique agriculture industry. Throughout the year, they offer educational tours for schools and small groups. This is a great way for everyone to learn about the history of pineapple and the future of diversified agriculture on Oahu. Best of all, it's fun!
Address 1:64-1550 Kamehameha Highway
Address 2:
Zip Code:96786
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Telephone:(808) 621-8408
Website:Visit Website
L.K., Co-op Member
Our family really enjoyed this excursion while visiting the island of Oahu. Although, once you enjoy each of the features, the cost really adds up for the whole family.
1. We chose to go through the maze, which was a lot of fun. We separated our family (boys vs. girls), and had a fun little competition. This was our first time to do this sort of thing, so we all loved it.
2. Next, we stepped into the food/ice cream shop for a taste of the ever-famous pineapple ice cream. Yes, the ice cream was even more delicious (and rich) than we imagined! The ice cream shop was extremely crowded, whereas the rest of the areas were not so much.
3. We then took the Pineapple Express train ride. The train ride got mixed reviews in our family. Some felt it was silly and childish, while I enjoyed it for what it was worth. The views are beautiful, and you get to see crops of pineapple bushes, while learning how they are grown and harvested over the speakers by a recorded narrator. You also get to see other types of tropical plants growing.
We did not partake in the Garden Tour, as we were all getting tired and did not want to spend more money. The small garden that is between the maze and the train stop was enjoyable to see and we were able to see those pineapple bushes (and baby pineapples) close up.
All-in-all, a great learning experience, but be prepared for the expense. Look for the coupons you can get from some of the local publications.
Jackie, Co-op Member
This was a fun field trip, only to be done in Hawaii! Luckily it was a beautiful sunny day when we went. We had fun in the pineapple maze and enjoyed the pineapple ice cream. It was fun to see the baby pineapples plants and learn how pineapples are grown. We love pineapple, so this was a great informative trip. We did the train trip through the plantation and enjoyed samples of freshly cut pineapple spears. It was expensive, but only needs to be visited once to learn about pineapples. This was a good day trip. Our kids had fun and still remember when we took this trip.
n.menteer, Co-op Member
offers educational train ride around the plantation, worlds largest maze, yummy pineapple ice-cream. You can pack your lunch or eat at their cafe. Fun for both the adults and kids.
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