Sharing the best of Kauai’s past & present for over 25 years!

In 1986, Kilohana opened its doors to the public. Since then it has grown from 36 acres of charming gardens to a 104-acre visitor destination, including an agricultural park, Plantation Railway, Gaylord’s Restaurant & Mahikō Lounge, Lu’au Kalamaku, Koloa Rum Company and much more!

Translated from Hawaiian, the name Kilohana literally means “not to be surpassed.” This was certainly the case in 1935, when sugar baron Gaylord Wilcox built his legendary 16,000 square foot plantation estate. In its heyday, Kilohana was the site of many extravagant parties and ceremonies. It remains a Historic Landmark and one of the finest examples of plantation era architecture in Hawaii.

Gaylord’s Restaurant

Mahikō Lounge

Kauai Plantation Railway

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“We enjoyed a pleasant lunch at Gaylords restaurant and enjoyed looking through the little shops at lots of arts and crafts and jewelry.”

-Lucy, TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Rating
90%
Yelp Rating
80%
Google Rating
95%