In addition to checking out all the pretty natural sights of Oahu, we also wanted to see the touristy stuff because, well, that stuff is fun. And also funny. And The Dole Pineapple Plantation did not disappoint!
Admission to the plantation is free, and visitors can explore a small portion of the grounds, eat at the restaurant, or shop in the extensive gift shop that sells anything related to pineapples. For a fee, there are additional activities visitors can enjoy, such as tours, a maze, and a ride on the “Pineapple Express.”
Here we go!
This train ride is absolutely hilarious. It takes you on a tour of the plantation and you can see all the different fruit trees, which is interesting of course, but the real selling point of this ride is the ridiculously funny soundtrack playing throughout the tour. Not funny in the on-purpose way, but in the trying-to-be-serious-but-failed kind of way. Definitely a fun tour!
We made it back to the station! Again, it was a super fun tour! And I can never resist posing in one of these cut outs….
No stop at the Dole Pineapple Plantation is complete without getting a tasty pineapple dessert! My family adores Dole Whips, having eaten them for years at the Tiki Room in Disneyland. That is the only place we’d ever been able to get those, so it was pretty exciting to be able to get one at the source! So so so so good. I got a Dole Float, where they put the Dole Whip (which is pineapple soft serve ice cream) in pineapple juice. Yummy!! And it was served in this delightful souvenir cup.
And they had a giant Dole Whip photo op?? Yes!!!!
Shopping time!! There were so many fun pineapple souvenirs to look at, and fun pineapple snacks to sample. A lot of time was spent in this shop.
I ended up with this fun Dole shirt. Cause sometimes it’s fun to just be a super tourist!
Additional information regarding visiting the Dole Pineapple Plantation can be found here.