Pineapple garden maze ~ no pineapples!
I was going to call this a tourist trap, but decided that it was indeed a "great" diversion from a hectic day, and while it offers absolutely NO historical facts and has not one thing to do with pineapples except that it's aerial view shows it's shaped like a large...
Pineapple fields forever......
Building this page reminds me of a song by the Beatles. But, I will change the words a little: Here goes: Pineapple fields forever! Did they ever end, I am not sure, but there is MUCH more to Hawaii, so I did not waste much time here. It is a TOP destination for visitors, so...
Berries of Hawaii!
Aren't these gorgeous purple berries. We did not know what they were, so if anyone visiting my pages knows, please write me. It was taken in the gardens of the Dole Plantation Pineapple gardens.
The fields of pineapples..
You can see many varieties of pineapple from many countries here. I am not sure why they have them all, but it is a good comparison to see how many the world makes in different colors and varities. I just wonder, do they taste different too?
Cafe Olive: Bring Your Own Favorite Bottle of Wine!
Cafe Olive is an excellent dining experience this side of town! Primarily Italian cuisine, the entrees are delicately prepared and the menu items have much to offer. The atmosphere is quaint and the service is superb. Although alcoholic beverages are not sold here, this...
Shige's Saimin Stand: Wahiawa's own Saimin shop!
Shige's Saimin stand is a small, family owned business, and while you may seem to wait for ever for your order, service is good and friendly. This is a small restaurant, but not usually over crowded. Their front wall is posted with tons of photographs of locals on special...
BUS #52, #62, #72
These are TheBus numbers that will get you to and around Wahiawa town. Bus fare is $2.00 for adults, and 75cents children and students.
These Buses take you to Wahiawa
Again, TheBus is the best MTL I know of, and who can beat their price ( $1.50 adult / .75 child-student ) TheBus, routes #52, #62, and #72 all take you to Wahiawa. #72 will get you in Whitmore and also Schofield with proper identifcation. Don't forget to get your "transfer"...
Cheap Stuff: International Market Place
Open-air shopping center in the heart of Waikiki. It has a waterfall under a big tree. They have a Food Court with local and international food. Also they Hawaiian entertainment five nights a week. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
as much as you...
Dole Pineapple vendors
Vendors of Hawaii selling anything and everything for tourist.This was on the way to the Pineapple train ride booth.
Local fishing . . .
Wahiawa Reservoir (Lake Wilson) now here is a nice fishing place for shore fishing or boating ... but the only boats allowed are for fishing. I've yet to see it in writing (but is the water safe?) the water looks really bad, and there is NO SWIMMING allowed also. At one time...
Here in Wahiawa, just across Wheeler AAF on Kamehameha Hwy, there's a community garden. I think the whole concept of community gardens is fantastic. Driving past the Wahiawa community garden, you can see many banana and papaya trees. ( Flying over you can see it all! )
Smoke in the mountains
Don't be alarmed is you see smoke on the mountains ... chances are it's just workers burning old pineapple fields. It took me awhile before I got over the initial wave of panic each time I saw so much smoke at the base of the Waianae Range, but now I can tell when they're burning the fields.
Updated Mar 24, 2003
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Is there such a thing as cheesy pineapples? Well, this is a cheesy place to go. Once it was just a small display in the back with all sorts of pineapple facts, and also a gift shop, and a maze in the shape of a pineapple (if you look at it from the air that is) Now, I think...
Dole Plantation ~ not really in Wahiawa, but just on the outskirts of town. There is really very little here about pineapples, and their main asset here is the gift shop. Their lures are the ice cream gimmick, and the "maze" just to the right of the entrance. Touring the...
If you're dressed this way, you'll always fit in.
All of this is a matter of common sense and personal preference.
Written Oct 4, 2002
What can I say ... this is a pineapple town!
Going on a helicopter tour? The way you recognize our town is by the pineapple fields that surround us! Here you can actually see different stages of planting ... with the closest fields you can see the plastic sheets they've put down to help with moisture as well as weed...
Visit Wahiawa Botanical Gardens
This is a rainforest garden spread over 27 acres of land, which was opened to the public as a botanical garden in 1957. Don't touch the plants as some are poisonous. Because it's a rainforest, there are moquitoes so be sure to bring your bug repellent. Many many tropical...
Seen any good pineapple fields lately?
You will always know you're in the Wahiawa area if you look out the window and see PINEAPPLE FIELDS! These pineapple fields extend beyond Wahiawa, but you'll find the majority of them right here.
Wahiawa, the "noisy place"
Wahiawa, translated that means the "noisy place" ... it's said that long before motor vehicles took to the streets of Wahiawa, one could hear the waves breaking at the northshores of O'ahu ten miles away! Now, as common as air, traffic noises fill Wahiawa town. A wonderful...
Explore Deeper into Wahiawa
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