Dole Pineapple Plantation
The Dole Plantation in Hawaii is the most popular and famous Pineapple plantation in the world. Not only is it a working pineapple plantation, but also has the largest maze in the world. The word for pineapple in Hawaiian means “foreign fruit” and it is believed the first pineapples in Hawaii came from Mexico after a ship crashed off the shores of the Big Island of Hawaii. Though the pineapple grows well in the moist, tropical environment on Hawaii it is thought pineapples originated first in Paraguay or Brazil. Hawaii is now known to be the “Pineapple Capital of the World.”
Visitors of Hawaii can learn how the Dole Plantation grew from a 2 horse farm to the largest producer of pineapples in the world. There are several Oahu Tours and Oahu Land Tours that visit the Dole Plantation in Hawaii and take you on a Dole Plantation Tour. Polynesian Adventure Tours offered by Hawaii Discount offers these Oahu tours.
Dole Pineapple Plantation is also the home of the world's largest maze as officially recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records. This maze covers more than two acres with with 11,400 colorful Hawaiian plants.
The Dole Pineapple Plantation is located at 64-1550 Kamehameha Highway which is a 40-minute drive from Waikiki.