Shaped like a pineapple, this permanent botanical maze features 2.5 miles of paths and 14,000+ Hawaiian plants. It's not easy to find your way around, but you'll have fun trying. Named the world's largest maze by Guinness World Records in 2008!
The Dole Plantation—about 10 minutes away from historic Haleiwa town—is one of Oahu's most popular tourist destinations, with its overflowing gift shop full of pineapple souvenirs and fresh pineapple ice cream. Visitors are drawn in by the chance to behold the dazzling colors of ripening tropical fruit and revel in the aroma of sweet ripe pineapples ready to be picked, as well as to ride the “Pineapple Express” train through the plantation. Within the Dole Plantation, however sits another attraction that is equally popular in its own rite—the gigantic Pineapple Maze.
One of only a few permanent botanical mazes in the United States, The Dole Plantation Maze is laid out in the shape of a gigantic pineapple (even its colors are accurate) and spans more than three acres, including 2.5 miles of paths as well 14,000 Hawaiian plants. Maze visitors will enjoy trying to find the eight secret checkpoints within the maze where you can collect stencils to show your progress!
Bring sunscreen or a parasol! Even though getting mixed up and turned around is part of the fun, nothing will dampen your spirits faster than being overheated, sunburned, and lost. Fortunately you can reward yourself for finishing the Dole Plantation maze with your choice of pineapple foods at the gift shop, including the famous Dole Whip (a cold, fruity drink), pineapple ice cream, or even a pineapple chili hotdog!
A trip to the Dole Plantation is a must for visitors to Oahu, and provides a great way to hear the history of the pineapple and the story of James Dole, who pioneered the pineapple industry in Hawaii. Don’t miss the chance to have a hilarious time getting lost and then found as you visit the Dole Plantation Maze, one of the Plantation’s most popular attractions!