Q: What is a pineapple?

a.  The hanging fruit of the pineapple tree.
b.  The underground root of a spiky-leafed plant.
c.   The fruit of a terrestrial bromeliad flower stalk.

Ever wonder how a pineapple grows? See a gardenful of these unforgettable plants—and more—at Dole Plantation’s educational Plantation Garden Tour.

Pineapple is still the king of Dole Plantation, but Hawaii’s other crops offer a rich cornucopia of the island’s agricultural heritage and a window into its diversified future. Dole Plantation’s educational, self-guided garden tour appeals to all the senses. See the dazzling colors of ripening tropical fruit. Smell the sweetness of a pineapple ready to be picked.

As you wander through Dole Plantation’s eight different gardens, you’ll get an up-close view of the plants that are the source of tropical delights from coffee to exotic fruit to colorful cacao pods, used to make Waialua’s signature single-estate chocolate. Through the use of state-of-the art audio wands, you'll also hear stories about life on the plantation and Hawaiian heritage.  You'll learn which plants were sacred, how plants were cooked and how native Hawaiians used these plants for everything they needed, from medicine to canoes to chewing gum!

Adults $6.00
Children (4-12) $5.25
Kama'aina/Military - $5.50
Children under 4 are free when accompanied by an adult.

Hours:  9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily (closed on Christmas day).
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Chocolate Covered Pineapples and Mac Nuts