The Quintessential Hawaiian Attraction Everyone Needs To Experience Once
By Megan Shute|Published November 14, 2016
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
There is little more synonymous with the Hawaiian Islands than breathtaking beaches, crystalline water, stunning scenery, and pineapples. And nowhere is more famous for the fresh, Hawaiian fruit than the historic Dole Plantation.
James Dole, who purchased the 61-acre land parcel in 1900, was the first person to truly understand the pineapple’s potential and became known across the United States as the Pineapple King, and Hawaii was famous for being the pineapple capital of the world. The plantation sits just north of the small town of Wahiawa, in central Oahu, and now serves as a major tourist destination.
Entry to the Dole Plantation is free, though you’ll have to pay for each of the three main attractions separately. The plantation is located at 64-1550 Kamehameha Highway in Wahiawa, and you can visit their website for more information. If you haven’t visited the famous Dole Plantation, be sure to add it to your Hawaiian outdoors bucket list and don’t forget the Dole Whip. There’s nothing better after an hour of meandering through a pineapple maze in the hot sun, trust me!
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