Oahu’s Triple D – Dole Plantation
Like the Polynesian Cultural Centre, Pearl Harbor and other touristy places, the Dole Plantation is a must go-to (or return) places. It’s main (paying) attractions are the world’s largest maze, garden tour, and and the pineapple express (train). I did the maze years ago for free but that’s because I accidentally went in through the exit. Not that I would suggest anyone to try that. ;)
I return to the plantation for an entirely different reason. Souvenirs. Maybe it’s branding, but I associate dole with quality canned fruits. Haha… it’s an oxymoron, isn’t it…? And didn’t they invented the pineapple? Hah!
Anyway, here’s a quickie tour of the gift shop. It’s huge and you can easily spend an hour in here looking at stuff. But don’t leave the shop until you’ve tried their pineapple soft serve. It’s so good I could live under their soft serve manchine with my mouth open.