All that is left of the vast Dole Plantation is a pictorial display of the pineapple's history and a country store offers ... More
All that is left of the vast Dole Plantation is a pictorial display of the pineapple's history and a country store offers fresh pineapples and gifts. In the back, nearly two acres of rich, red earth have been turned into one of the world's largest mazes 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.
This place is remotely located on Oahu. Don't waste your precious Hawaii tourist time going to this place! It's nothing but a tourist trap. Heck, they don't even grow pineapples in Hawaii anymore. They all come from the phillipines.
the maze was the best ever it was tons of fun then you get to taest everything in the flaver of pineapples and its amazing how many pinapples there is over there you just see them go on for milles and miles but its a blast and i recomend everyone that goes to hawaii should visit the plantashon
We stopped at the Dole Planation on our way back from snorkeling at Shark's Cove (a must!) and it was pretty much what we expected. It's definitely a tourist trap, but a fun place to stop just to say you did! The ice cream was really tasty and a HUGE portion! We did the maze (with a two-for-one coupon), which was about $6.28/person and it was something funny to do..
Unless you have little children interested in riding a minature train, the Pineapple Express isn't worth the time or money. However, walking the grounds, you can the pineapple fields, gardens and other plantings. The visitor center has a great selection of pineapple and Hawaiian gifts and products from the Dole Plantation. The Pineapple ice cream is worth the stop alone!