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Dole Plantation Pineapple Maze on Oahu at Hawaii

Hawaii’s pineapple industry is no longer what it once was. Nearly a million people visit Dole Plantation on Oahu each year.


A favorite attraction here is the Pineapple Garden Maze, made from 11,400 colorful Hawaiian plants. Covering an area of more than two acres (with a path length of approximately 1.7 miles), the maze in the 2001 Guinness Book of World Records as the "world’s largest maze."


Once you find your way out of the maze, take some time to enjoy Dole Plantation’s other offerings: The Pineapple Express train tour is a two-mile, 20-minute, fully-narrated tour that provides insights on the history of the pineapple; the rigors of plantation life; and the story of James Dole, who pioneered the pineapple industry in the Islands. The Plantation Garden Tour, meanwhile, is a self-guided walk that brings you face to face with a variety of agricultural crops in Hawaii.


Dole Plantation also features informational displays and presentations about the pineapple. The visitor center offers a wide variety of pineapple-related merchandise. You can even treat yourself to an icy-cool cup of world-famous DoleWhip.


Dole Plantation is located at 64-1550 Kamehameha Highway near Wahiawa in Central Oahu. (It’s about a 45-minute drive from Waikiki.) The attraction is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


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Taken on August 11, 2007