Wahiawa Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by machomikemd
  • Things to Do
    by machomikemd
  • Things to Do
    by machomikemd

Wahiawa Things to Do

  • Dole Plantation (2)

    part two of my dole plantation tips with more pictures.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...

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  • Dole Plantation (1)

    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...

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  • 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) , it's just plain fun to find all the colored boxes (you have to find 6...

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  • 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 I will share it with you.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • A fresh start and beautiful bloom!

    This is a beautiful blooming pineapple. There are many stages to the growth of a pineapple. Keep going on my page and I will show more to you.

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  • A train ride into pineapples..

    This again is the train ride to the pineapple fields. It must be popular, I think it is TOP on the tourist destinations to go to.There were tour buses with lots of people waiting to see the pineapples. I myself had never seen a pineapple field and how they grow. It was very interesting.

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  • The Dole Pineapple Plantation

    This is a train ride that you can take through the pineapple plantation.The cost was $7.50 per adult. I did not go on it, but I am sure it was interesting ride on a cute train.

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Wahiawa Restaurants

  • 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 allows you to bring in own your favorite bottle of wine (free!) without having...

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  • 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 occasions. I love their saimin (oriental noodle soup), teriyaki burger and...

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  • At this juncture in your...

    At this juncture in your early visit to the Pineapple fields, it is too early for a full scale lunch. Why not try a nice Pineapple Sundae, smothered with any kind of syrup you want, coconut sprinkles go nice, swirl a little chocolate across the top. A poof of whipped cream, double dose of crushed macadamia nuts, green maraschino cherry, and despite...

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Wahiawa Transportation

  • 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.

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  • 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" for connecting buses.

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  • As a teenager, I worked in...

    As a teenager, I worked in the Pineapple factory, the big one with a huge Pineapple Water Tower on top of the Building. I usually rode in with another fellow who worked with me. He was a University student, I was still in high school. When we pulled into the parking lot, we would see these very same trucks, they are huge. See the size of the car in...

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Wahiawa Shopping

  • 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. Souveniers, etc as much as you want

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  • Dole Pineapple vendors

    Vendors of Hawaii selling anything and everything for tourist.This was on the way to the Pineapple train ride booth.

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  • Shop local, or just down the road!

    Wahiawa has your basic grocery stores, drug stores, car parts stores etc. For the really big shopping, you will probably have more luck in Mililani which is no more than 13 minutes down the road, on Kamehameha Highway. There you will find WalMart, and the Mililani Theatres, amongst other smaller shops that cater to your needs. There are tons of...

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Wahiawa Local Customs

  • 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 recently (approximately Nov 02 - Apr 03 ) this reservoir was completely...

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  • Community Garden

    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! )

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  • Once upon a time, There was a...

    Once upon a time, There was a family of Pineapples. Papa, Mama, and the keikis........

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Wahiawa Warnings and Dangers

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    by TropicGirl77 Updated Mar 24, 2003

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    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.

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Wahiawa Tourist Traps

  • Cheesy Pineapples

    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 there is also a train ride around the grounds, and a garden to go through,...

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  • Pineapples galore!

    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 area is free, but there is a fee for touring the gardens, riding the train and...

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  • This is a type of small...

    This is a type of small cactus which derives its name from the subject of this page. Why else do you think it's here? Because we all like flowers?

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Wahiawa What to Pack

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    by pjallittle Written Oct 4, 2002

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Wahiawa Off The Beaten Path

  • What can I say ... this is a pineapple...

    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 control. Soon after the plastic sheeting is layed out, the pineapples will be...

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  • 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 Hawaiian plants are found and classified here. 1396 California Avenue, Wahiawa...

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Wahiawa Favorites

  • 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.

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  • 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 thing about Wahiawa is that you can hear birds all day long, and if you're...

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  • You can see from this map...

    You can see from this map just how large the military bases are that surround Wahiawa. This little city on Oahu gains the usual benefits, and problems, ordinarily associated with being adjacent to military bases. Just below Wahiawa is the area known as MILILANI and these areas are all good spots for off base housing. There are many military...

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