If you are asking yourself “Where do I get a Dole whip in Hawaii?” this is the perfect post for you.
I don’t know about you but when I think of a perfect Hawaiian treat a Dole Whip comes to mind. It is my favorite treat at Disney World so when I went to Hawaii I was excited to indulge!
Let’s learn all about the Dole Pineapple Plantation so that you will know exactly where to go in Hawaii for a Dole Whip!
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The Most Popular Place to get a Dole Whip in Hawaii
Where to get a Dole Whip in Hawaii? Dole Pineapple Plantation of course.
The Dole Pineapple Plantation offers more than just Dole Whips so we will explore all the awesome reason’s why it is worth a trip when you visit Hawaii.
The Island of Oahu
Dole Pineapple Plantation is located on Oahu. It is about 30 minutes from Honolulu. It is a great stop as you are heading to explore the North Shore.
Address of the Dole Pineapple Plantation
Dole Plantation, 64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy, Wahiawa, HI 96786
We thought it was easy to find just using GPS, so now worries of getting lost!
Parking at the Dole Pineapple Plantation
Great news, parking was easy and convenient. There was plenty of parking. We did not have any trouble finding a spot. Plus, it is free to park!
Now Where to Get A Dole Whip?!
Now that you have parked you make a straight shot for the main entrances. There is a gift shop but don’t get to distracted yet. You have a mission of getting a Dole Whip. There will be a line but no fear this will give you time to decide what you want.
Dole Whip Choices
As you can see from the menu above there is more than one way to enjoy a Dole whip in Hawaii! We decided to get an original Dole Whip in a cup and another one in a souvenir, pineapple shaped cup that is almost like a small bowl. We thought our kids would like a cool pineapple bowl!
Other Menu Options at the Plantation Grille
If you arrive and you are really hungry not just for the coveted Dole Whip but for something a little more filling, the Plantation Grille has a full menu. There are hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken.
Once you get your order you can head outside for seating options. There are a few seats inside but it is a little crowded. The outside area is a nice place to enjoy your Dole Whip.
Gift Shop at the Dole Pineapple Plantation
Now that you finished your Dole Whip, you can go back and check out the merchandise in the gift shop. There are some really cute shirts and pineapple themed items. It is a fun little store to explore while you decide what you want to do next.
Tickets at Dole Pineapple Plantation
Hours to the Dole Pineapple Plantation
10:00 am – 4:00 pm (watch your time we would have spent more time but it closes pretty early)
Tickets are sold a la carte. You can buy them online at least 24 hours in advance or you can buy them onsite. When you arrive in Oahu, look for brochures at the airport, at car rental locations, or other sites. These brochures may have coupons that you can use for tickets.
There are three ticket options to choose from:
Pineapple Express – $12 Adults $10 for children (4-12)
Garden Tour – $7.25 Adults $6.75 for children (4-12)
Maze – $8.25 for Adults $6.25 for children (4-12)
What Else is There to Do at the Dole Pineapple Plantation?
There is more than eating a delicious Dole Whip at the Dole Pineapple Plantation. You might want to go on a train ride, go through an incredible large Maze shaped like a pineapple, or explore the gardens.
These options are available a la carte or you can do them all.
Pineapple Express Train Ride
This is a two-mile train ride along the property. The train ride takes about 20 minutes to complete and includes a history narration of the pineapple. The plantation actually has four different trains that they use for this tour: Lady Liberty, Pineapple Express, Aloha Express, and Ohana Express.
Pineapple Garden Maze
This is a tiny aerial view courtesy of Dole Pineapple Plantation.
In 2008 this maze was declared the worlds largest maze. The maze stretches over 3 acres and 2.5 miles of paths made from Hawaiian plants. This is one of the only permanent mazes in all of the United States.
We decided to go for it! Within the maze there are stations where you have to find clues to progress. On the back of your ticket you can draw images that are found at each station or you can download the app.
Download the App
Downloading the app adds a little more fun to this adventure. The app will track the time it takes to complete and will record your progress as you hit each station.
There are eight gardens to view in this area. If you love learning about all the different tropical plants this is a great choose. You can also download the app to learn all of the Hawaiian folklore about the different plants.
This pretty much sums up what you can do at the Dole Pineapple Plantation after you get your Dole Whip!
Where Else Can I Get a Dole Whip in Hawaii?
The Dole Pineapple Plantation isn’t the only place you can get a Dole Whip in a Hawaii. Here are your options:
Oahu Dole Whip
In Oahu alone there are over 13 other locations.
Some hotels such as Disney’s Aulani and Moana Surfrider have Dole Whips in their restaurants or beach side cafes.
Aloha Whip, Banyan Snack Shop, Leonard Bakery, Fumis, and other local snack shops have this delicious treat.
One place you might be surprised to see a Dole Whip is in the ABC Stores and inside Walgreens.
Some locations charge more than others. The hotels charge a lot more than other locations.
Be sure to get a copy of the Top 20 restaurants in Oahu! I will email you a copy!
Maui Dole Whip
Two of the best places to try in Maui are Lappert’s and Lahania Ice Cream Parlor.
Big Island Dole Whip
Kona’s Tropical Frozen Fruits
Anuenue Ice Cream and Shaved Ice
Kauai Dole Whip
A little harder to find in Kauai
Pineapple in Paradise (This is a food truck and is supposed to be amazing)
Are You Ready to Go to Hawaii and get a Dole Whip?
Go Oahu Card
If you are planning on going to the Dole Pineapple Plantation consider getting the Go Oahu Card. After doing a lot of research I found that this is a great deal if you are planning on doing most of the tourist attractions in Oahu.
If you are not planning on renting a car but still want to see the North Shore there are shuttle services that provide day tours.
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