The Dole Plantation celebrates the pineapple and honors James Drummond Dole, the man responsible for ensuring that the fruit would become a staple throughout the country. The plantation still operates as such but it is more than that; it is an "experience" and one of the island's most popular attractions. Visitors can try pineapple ice cream in the gift shop, take a tour of the plantation garden, eat at the plantation grille, as well as take a tour on the "Pineapple Express" train, which travels through the fields of the plantation. The plantation is near Wahiawa in Central Oahu, Hawaii (about a 40 minute drive from Waikiki). It also features a large garden maze, which it claims to be the world's largest. More than one million people visit the plantation each year.
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