If you’re looking to learn more about the history of Wahiawa’s Dole Plantation and how pineapples came to be a part of the Hawaiian islands feel free to take the train tour. My daughter loves doing this one just for the train ride. The train tour will take you on a train around several parts of the Dole Plantation showing you the history and historic sites, machines, etc. of the plantation. They will also tell you how pineapples came to be a part of Hawaii and where they originated at. It’s a pretty neat and fun history lesson. It doesn’t hurt to learn new things while you’re vacationing.The Dole Plantation has several tour packages making it easy for you to get what you want. There’s no cost to go to the Dole Plantation but there is an admission cost to enter the maze, the botanical garden, and do the train tour. Now before you leave don’t forget to grab yourself a pineapple float or a pineapple ice cream. You will never see pineapple the same way again. It’s truly amazing.
What To Do At The Dole Plantation
- Try the pineapple ice cream.
- Do the world’s most largest maze.
- Visit the botanical garden.
- Visit their gift shops.
- Take the train tour around the park and their plantation.
How To Prepare For A Day At The Dole Plantation
When visiting the Dole Plantation make sure to bring a bag that will be easy to carry your belongings in. Also make sure to wear sunblock and if possible a hat. The maze is not shaded so you will get sunburned. Also bring water. They also have water in the gift shop but if you don’t want to spend so much money on water bottles for everyone just bring some of your own. I like to bring my hydro-flask cause it keeps my water cold the whole day. Wear comfortable shoes cause you will be walking around a lot. Don’t touch plants that you are unsure of. I haven’t seen any poisonous plants here but I have seen some with thorns. Always watch your kids and make sure to take breaks in between each event to cool down. Hawaii can get hot especially when walking around outdoors. The restrooms are located in the gift shop on both sides. Don’t destroy the plants or hurt them in any way. And bring money to eat your pineapple ice cream. Parking is free but can get full quick so it’s good to arrive early and spend the day here. If you have little kids you may like to bring a carrier. I used my Ergo carrier to carry my little one around the maze and on the train. For all the other parts of the plantation I used a stroller. Take your time and enjoy.
- Baby Carrier and/or strollerfor those with little ones.
- Head Gear
- Comfortable shoes
- Comfortable clothes
Dole Plantation Location
64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy
Wahiawa, HI 96786