Dole Pineapple Plantation, Honolulu

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    (BoB) Dole plantation

    by heitzenrater Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is also the home of the world's largest maze as officially recognized in the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records. The maze covers more than two acres with 1.7 miles of paths planted with 11,400 colorful Hawaiian plants.

    The Dole Plantation is a renovated, working pineapple plantation that blends old and new. The Dole Plantation is dedicated to the perpetuation of the Hawaiian agricultural heritage. Visitors can learn how the Dole enterprise grew from a two-horse farm to the largest producer and marketer of pineapples in the world.

    HOURS
    Visitors Center/Plantation Garden Tour - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
    Pineapple Express/Pineapple Garden Maze - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

    COST
    Visiting Dole Plantation is FREE, but if you want to do the following it will cost you.
    Pineapple Express Adults - $7.75, Children - $5.75
    Pineapple Garden Maze Adults - $6.00, Children - $4.00
    Plantation Garden Tour Adults - $4.00, Children - $3.25

    GETTING THERE
    Here is the public transportation directions from the HNL airport to the plantation if you don't have a rental car.
    -Bus - 19 - Waikiki-Airport-Hickam - Direction: Waikiki Beach & Hotels
    -Depart Airport Upper Level (Interisland Terminal) 10 mins.
    -Arrive Nimitz Hwy + Sand Island Access RD
    -Bus - 52 - Wahiawa-Circle Island - Direction: Wahiawa Circle Isle. 14 mins to make transfer.
    -Depart Kamehameha Hwy + Laumaka ST. 45 mins
    -Arrive Kamehameha Hwy + Dole Plantation

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    by machomikemd Updated Oct 27, 2009

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    Dole was founded in 1901 in Hawaiʻi as Hawaiian Pineapple Company by James Dole, who opened his first pineapple plantation in the central plateau of the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu. Today the company is a multinational conglomerate that does business in over 90 countries and takes in upwards of $5.3 billion in annual revenue. Presently, It is owned by billionaire David H. Murdock.

    All that is left of the vast Dole plantation is a pictorial display of the pineapple's history and a country store offers fresh pineappels and gifts. In the back, nearly two acres of rich, red earth have been turned into the world's largest maze (recognized by the Guinness Book of Records) with a path 1.7 miles long. It is built from 11,400 tropical plants, including hibiscus and fragrant plumeria; in the center is a garden in the form of a golden pineapple

    Visiting Dole Plantation is free.
    Pineapple Express Adults - $7.75, Children - $5.75
    Pineapple Garden Maze Adults - $6.00, Children - $4.00
    Plantation Garden Tour Adults - $4.00, Children - $3.25

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    Dole Plantation

    by Ahidyn Updated May 19, 2009

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    Here you will find the World's Largest Maze on the Guinness Book of World Records. Also you can take a ride on the Pineapple Express train for a 20-minute train tour. It is narrated and it give you an idea of the history of the pineapple, agriculture in Hawaii, and how James Dole c reated this industry. Trains depart every half-hour. There is a Plantation Garden Tour. Open from from 9am and 5pm. And, don't forget to try the pineapple ice cream.

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    Dole Pineapple Plantation

    by sswagner Written Jun 17, 2008

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    This is on the drive towards the North Shore. The plantation contains a visitor center with a variety of pineapple related products for sale. The pineapple ice cream is really good as is the fresh pineapple juice. There are tours of the plantation itself available. Nearby are growing exhibits of different types of pineapples. This is a nice getaway from the big city of Honolulu. It also shows a different aspect of Oahu with its pineapple history.

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    Dole Plantation

    by geeyook Written Jun 11, 2005
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    This popular tourist attraction in the middle Oahu's pineapple country, features a gift shop, train ride (Pineapple Express), gardens and hibiscus hedge maze. Admission is free, but admission is required for the Pineapple Express and Maze.

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    Dole Plantation

    by msison Written Jul 25, 2003

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    Pineapple is known to be best made in Hawaii. Dole's plantation in Hawaii gives guests a tour of their plantation for a small fee. Children can even get lost in their maze.

    You must try their pineapple juice..It's fresh and made daily. It was a good experience!

    Visiting Dole Plantation is free.
    Pineapple Express Adults - $7.50, Children - $5.50
    Pineapple Garden Maze Adults - $5, Children - $3
    Plantation Garden Tour Adults - $3.50, Children - $2.50

    Visitors Center/Plantation Garden Tour - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
    Pineapple Express/Pineapple Garden Maze - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

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    by Vivisector Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Great place to see. 'free' entry, you can check out what pineapple plants look like. And they have demonstrations on the proper way to cut pineapple, etc. You can also visit the worlds largest maze, which is onsite. Cost there is around $6. The only warning I have for this place is to not buy anything as everything is overpriced.

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    If you like Pineapple, visit...

    by FreeCloud Written Sep 2, 2002

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    If you like Pineapple, visit the Dole Pineapple Plantation where also the largest Maze in the world located. (click the link for photos in travelogue, details later)
    Detail later.

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    by slide_away Written Aug 26, 2002

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    They have 'the worlds largest hedge maze' there! Costs $us5 to get in - it was kinda fun wandering around inside looking for the 6 boxes you had to find. Had some Dole Whip afterwards at the kiosk - YUCK! Hated it!

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    Also visit the Dole Pineapple...

    by ykx86 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Also visit the Dole Pineapple Plantation, they have the world's largest maze for you to go through. See if you can beat the record at 6 mins (to get through the entire maze). You can also taste some great pineapple icecream =)

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  • Must see the Dole plantation,...

    by agnkrn Written Aug 24, 2002

    Must see the Dole plantation, downtown Honolulu, and the Polynesian Cultural Center, but Pearl Harbor Memorial was by far the best part of the trip
    The pineapple was the best I have ever tasted, downtown had great shopping and the Cultural Center provided a wealth of information on the cultural of Hawaiian people and customs. Pearl Harbor is very informative, moving and inspiration. What a great place to learn about our past heroes.

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