Things To & Do

Dole Pineapple Pavilion

64-1550 Kamehameha Highway
Wahiawa, Hawaii
808-621-8408
Attraction
Tour Tickets - Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour with Dole Plantation
The plantation blends the traditional elements of Hawaii's plantation life and the early pineapple industry with present day diversified agriculture currently grown on the North Shore of Oahu.

Dole is dedicated to perpetuating the agricultural heritage of Hawaii and its place in the history, as well as the progress of the islands and its people. Visitors learn how James. D. Dole, founder of Dole Food Company, came to Hawaii in 1899 and began the pineapple industry.

Visitors can enjoy a pineapple cutting demonstration or explore a pineapple garden maze (fee) featuring Hawaiian plants. Take a 20-minute, two-mile narrated tram ride (fee) and learn about pineapple farming and James Dole. Or take a self-guided garden tour (fee) and discover other crops grown on the island, plus details on the state flower, the lei, bromeliads, plantation life and irrigation.

Dole Plantation's main center features Made in Hawaii items including a variety of goods from local handicrafts to Dole logo items and pineapple-themed baked goods, snacks, Waialua coffee, Waialua chocolate and the famous DoleWhip®, a frozen dessert.

Antique tables, baskets and traditional wooden bins display items in the manner of Hawaii's plantation stores of yesterday. Special areas housing a variety of foods and refreshments are designed to represent a traditional marketplace, a country store and a series of building facades reminiscent of old Haleiwa Town on Oahu's North Shore.
Hours & Admission
Daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission.
Tours
Tram and garden; see above.
Location
Outside of Wahiawa town on the way to the North Shore of Oahu.
Directions
From Waikiki, take Hawaii Interstate 1 west to Hawaii Interstate 2 north to Route 99 (Kamehameha Highway). The plantation is on the right. Drive time: approx. 40-minutes.
Photo Courtesy: Dole Planation
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