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Where To Get A Dole Whip in Hawaii?!!

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

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 no worries of getting lost!

Parking at the Dole Pineapple Plantation 

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?!Dole Whip in Hawaii

Now that you have parked you make a straight shot for the main entrances.  There is a gift shop but don’t get too 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

Dole Whip in Hawaii Menu

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.

Eating a Dole Whip in Hawaii

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.

Dole Pineapple Plantation seating area

Gift Shop at the Dole Pineapple Plantation

Dole Pineapple Plantation Gift Shop

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 PlantationDole Pineapple Plantation TicketsHours 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

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?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 incredibly 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

Train at the Dole Pineapple Plantation

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

Pineapple plantation maze

This is a tiny aerial view courtesy of Dole Pineapple Plantation.

In 2008 this maze was declared the world’s 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.

Dole Pineapple Plantation Maze

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

Map of the Dole Plantation Maze

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.

Garden

Dole Pineapple Plantation Garden

There are eight gardens to view in this area.  If you love learning about all the different tropical plants this is a great choice.  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?

Dole Whip in Hawaii

The Dole Pineapple Plantation isn’t the only place you can get a Dole Whip in 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 beachside 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!

Top Restaurants in Oahu

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?

I love Hawaii and would love to share with you our one-week in Oahu itinerary.  If you are looking for fun activities such as Hiking in Oahu or Snorkeling in Oahu, I have you covered.

While you are on the North Shore make sure to visit the Polynesian Cultural Center.

If you are heading to Maui and looking to explore the Nakalele Blow Hole and the road of death I have a great adventure for you.

Go, Oahu Card

If you are planning on going to the Dole Pineapple Plantation consider getting the Go Oahu CardAfter 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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113 Comments

  1. Now I’m craving a Dole Whip! If I ever get back to Hawaii, I’ll be sure to check these places out.

  2. We were just talking about Dole Whips today! I would absolutely love to visit the plantation in the future – it’s on my bucket list for sure.

  3. We love Dole Whips. I’ve been to this plantation when I was in high school and all my friends really loved it. When I bring my kids, I’ll have to bring them.

  4. Nothing would make me happier than a dole whip and a Hawaiian hike right now LOL
    Great sunshiny and fun article!

  5. Pineapple is my absolute favorite fruit! This place sounds amazing. I want to try everything on the menu. I am definitely adding this to our to do list when we visit Hawaii. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I have never had a Dole Whip, but it looks so good! I’ve also never been to Hawai’i. I should combine these two for my next trip!

  7. I always forget the Dole Whip because I’m distracted by the Hawaiian Shaved Ice when I’m on the islands, lol! I love pineapples though and would love for them to make a Dole Whip with Coconut soft serve instead of Vanilla. I can’t believe I haven’t visited the Dole Plantation, good to know for next time!

  8. This is one trip I want to take and a maze I want to get lost in. What a beautiful, amazing place.

  9. I have kind of a major obsession with everything pineapple so naturally the Dole Plantation was one of my favorite places! So glad to now know where I can get Dole Whips on the other islands too!

  10. Oh, man! I LOVE anything with pineapple! That Dole Whip looks so good, my mouth watering! I will have to check this out if we are ever on Oahu.

  11. Fun place! We did a train tour but looks like we should’ve gone through the maze too!! It’s cool that there’s an app to go with it now 😁

  12. This looks like fun and delicious. But is the Dole Pineapple Split really $28?!? Whoa…that seems expensive. Sounds refreshing for sure.

  13. Yummmyyyy!! This sounds amazing! I’ve been to Hawaii a couple times but never thought about visiting this place! Thanks for sharing!

  14. That looks like such a fun (and yummy) day! I’ll definitely have to add this to my list for when we get to go to Hawaii!

  15. This is great! I love pineapple and the freshness of being right there in Hawaii this has to be amazing!

  16. I absolutely love fresh pineapple. I imagine they are even better in Hawaii. Maybe I’ll get there some day. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Planning a 2021 trip to Oahu. This stop will make the list, for sure! Thanks for letting me know about it!

  18. Mmmm… dole whips are amazing!! Thanks for all the info, will save for when I take my kids to Hawaii one day! That maze looks like so much fun too!

  19. I was just talking to my mom about these. She went to Hawaii a few years ago and didn’t get one! She said it’s the only thing she regrets haha I would love to visit and I will not forget to try one!

  20. This is so interesting, I never realized there are pineapple plantations – a much more interesting trip to Hawaii.

  21. This is AMAZING! I mean, it’s not like I thought pineapples grew in the grocery store, but I would love to visit and see all of this!

  22. This sounds like a fantastic activity to do while visiting Oahu! And, I love Dole Whip so even better!

  23. LOL, I didn’t realize there are so many places on my island to get a Dole Whip. Guess because it’s available I rather eat something else. heehee. Great post!

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