PLANNING A TRIP TO HAWAII?
Don’t forget to put Dole Plantation, Hawaii’s "Pineapple Experience," on your itinerary as a must-see destination on O‘ahu. Conveniently located on the road from Honolulu to historic Haleiwa Town, Dole Plantation is the perfect rest stop on the way to or from O’ahu’s scenic North Shore.
What will you find when you drop in at the Plantation?
The Pineapple Express is Dole Plantation’s signature train tour, which takes passengers by vintage-style train for an exciting, educational ride on two miles of track laid through working agricultural lands. The 20-minute, fully narrated tour offers spectacular views and a unique insight into Hawaii’s agricultural past.
Dole Plantation is also the home of the Pineapple Garden Maze, which the Guinness Book of World Records named as the World’s Largest Maze. Our botanical maze is both fun and challenging—dare we say a-maze-ing?—experience among a record 3.11 miles of paths. Spend half an hour or half a day finding the eight secret stations and solving this larger-than-life puzzle.
The Plantation Garden Tour offers visitors an up-close look at the astonishing variety of tropical crops that make up the North Shore’s contemporary agricultural landscape. And in our pineapple gardens, get an up-close look at the way a pineapple grows. If you’ve never seen one, it’s guaranteed to surprise you.
Our plantation center and country store combines historic Hawaiian plantation design with state-of-the art facilities. Shop for that perfect gift for friends or family among our wide selection of fine local edibles, from single-estate Waialua chocolate to island spice mixes and fresh pineapple, as well as other unique Hawai‘i gifts.
Visitors come to us from far and wide to cool down with a cup of world-famous DoleWhip®—a refreshing frozen treat we’ve been told tastes most fruit-y right here at Dole Plantation. Enjoy the trade winds and North Shore views from our covered lanai while dining off our expanded lunch menus, which include local favorites such as Teri Chicken, Kalua Pig and Burgers.
To many people, pineapple is a reigning symbol of Hawaii’s welcome and aloha—and the name Dole will forever be associated with the pineapple. Learn how this famous fruit became a big part of Hawaii’s 20th century history—and America’s cupboards—after a man named Jim Dole came from the East Coast to farm his own piece of paradise.
Dole Plantation’s spacious grounds, educational gardens, beautiful scenery, immaculate facilities and varied activities make a perfect day out for the whole family. Ride our vintage-style train, solve the maze, collect recipe ideas, go shopping, refresh yourself at our snack bar, wander the gardens, feed the fish at the koi pond, or just sit and enjoy the scenery. Dole Plantation has something for everyone.
And before you leave, you can purchase fresh, Hawai‘i-grown pineapple to be sent to the Continental United States or simply pick up a box of your favorite fruit from the store and take them home with you. They make the perfect gift from beautiful Hawaii’s famous North Shore.