If you love famous Dole Pineapples and great outdoor fun, then you have to visit the popular Dole Plantation in beautiful Oahu, Hawaii. And there’s more to this vacation favorite than people think!
To start, kids and history buffs will love taking the exclusive Dole Express guided tour throughout the entire Pineapple plantation. After hopping aboard a vintage-style train, guests are treated to a fascinating historical overview of Hawaii’s agricultural history, the pineapple market, and of course the rise of Dole tycoon, James Drummond Dole!
Scenic Garden Tours At Dole Plantation
One of the biggest bonuses about traveling through Hawaii is its beautiful weather and location, and Dole Plantation absolutely lives up to Oahu’s picturesque reputation. Like the Dole Express train plantation tour, visitors have even more opportunities to soak up the sun during the popular garden tours!
Visitors even have the option of purchasing a special audio tour to accompany their self-guided garden walk if they wish, plus these special gardens contain more than just delicious fresh pineapple. Guests can wander about clusters of hanging tropical fruit, coffee plants, and even delicious cacao plants used to make the popular Waialua brand chocolate!
This special tour is also a great way to learn about Dole Plantation’s fascinating island irrigation system. Even though pineapples can actually withstand droughts pretty well, commercial crops still need a water system in place to thrive.
During your audio garden tour or Dole Express train ride, look out for the shimmering pools of water reservoirs used to hydrate the crops. These are actually formed by simple tunnels and ditches that connect to fresh mountain streams.
Dole Plantation Photo: emry/flickr
Figuring Out The World’s Largest Maze!
This is definitely the most recognized and popular attraction at Dole Plantation! Plus this amazing 2-acre garden maze was officially named the largest maze in the world via The Guinness Book Of World Records in 2008.
This epic maze is made from over 14,000 different native Hawaiian plants, and even features cool interactive stations that help people reach the heart of the maze.
This is definitely the perfect family outing for new Oahu tourists. Bookmark this page to plan your visit today!