What to do and see in Wahiawa, United States: The Best Places and Tips

October 8, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Wahiawa (Hawaiian: Wahiawā) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States, on the island of Oahu. It is located in the Wahiawa District, on the plateau or "central valley" between the two volcanic mountains that comprise the island. In Hawaiian, wahi a wā means "place of noise", perhaps a reference to the fact that heavy surf on the North Shore could be heard from here, or to the sounds of the ancient military training exercises conducted on these plains. The population was 17,821 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Wahiawa

1. Mililani Farmers Market

95-1200 Meheula Pkwy, Mililani High School, Mililani, Oahu, HI 96789-1748
Excellent
51%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Mililani Farmers Market

Reviewed By lajansen - Mililani, Hawaii

This is a great small town farmers market in the high school paring lot. Several different local farmers with just picked fruits and vegetables; several vendors with hot food; orchids and plants and sometimes Ka'u coffee. Lots of friendly smiling faces. It's a must-do for us every week.

2. Hawaii Convertible Tours

Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797
Excellent
97%
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5 based on 228 reviews

Hawaii Convertible Tours

Private tour guide and limousine service on Oahu & Honolulu, Hawaii in a luxury convertible! Relax and leave the driving to us and enjoy the views while riding in style. Not only see the ocean and sky but experience it with the aroma of flowers in the air and the gentle feeling of wind through your hair! We customize the route and activities to accommodate your interest and schedule while you are here on Oahu. No stress, no worries, no hurries. The only 4 door convertible on the island, a Chrysler 300C that carries 4 passengers. Reasonable rates!

Reviewed By martinsI9557CG

Mark collected us right on time and made us feel comfortable from the start. After a chat about what we wanted to see, he made sure we had plenty of time at each stop, took us to all the best food and dessert stops, beaches and famous places, and stopped at places well off the map. We finished up with some shopping and Mark had us back at our hotel 12 hrs after he picked us up. Its just a great day, that we would recommend to anyone.

3. Green World Coffee Farms

71 N Kamehameha Hwy # 101, Wahiawa, Oahu, HI 96786-1858 +1 808-778-6010
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 206 reviews

Green World Coffee Farms

Green World Coffee Farm has so much to offer. Free Tours of our farm are offered daily from 9am- 5pm. We are open 363 days out of the year (closed Thanksging and Christmas). We have a wonderful espresso bar, a retail shop that offers a wide variety of freshly roasted coffew for you to purchase (we roast daily in our store) as well as local products that make great gifts!

Reviewed By susan c - Robinson, Pennsylvania

We never expected to find great coffee grown on Oahu. Green World Coffee is excellent. Not only do they grow coffee beans on Oahu but you can also purchase beans from other island. The price are good for Hawaiian grown coffee. Please note that this is not Pure Kona but it is very good. The shop has lots of coffee samples & even tea sample. They even have a lot of island made gifts at reasonable prices. The smells of the coffee is pure heaven. Take a walk out back & check out some of the coffee bean trees. This is a great stop on your way to the North Shore or to the Dole Plantation.

4. Kukaniloko Birthing Stones

Off Kamehameha Hwy., Wahiawa, Oahu, HI
Excellent
44%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 188 reviews

Kukaniloko Birthing Stones

Reviewed By Ann C - Nashville, Tennessee

This is a sacred site for Hawaiians.
Be sure to read about the stones before you arrive.
Park outside the yellow gate and walk the dirt road to the main area petitioned off by smaller stones.
The area is beautiful as you are surrounded by nature, we found the area peaceful and meditative.

5. Manulele Distillers - Ko Hana Rum

92-1770 Kunia Road, #227, Kunia Camp, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797 +1 808-649-0830
Excellent
81%
Good
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Satisfactory
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5 based on 79 reviews

Manulele Distillers - Ko Hana Rum

Manulele Distillers is home to KoHana Rum, Hawai'i's first and only agricole rum distillery. We look forward to showing you our rich history through sight and taste. We hand-harvest throughout the year and press the cane to juice right at the distillery. No molasses or refined sugar in anything we do. We are a true farm-to-bottle rum distillery like no other in Hawaii. We can accommodate small to large groups. Reservations are recommended. Tours and tastings run every Tuesday to Sunday between 10am and 3pm. The store is open for purchases until 5pm. Private tours are available upon request. We are a family friendly tasting room. Visit our gift shop for that perfect Maui souvenir or join our Rum Club! Started as a conservation farm in 2008, Manulele quickly became the largest conservator of native Hawaiian sugarcane in the world with over 30 named varieties each genetically tested for authenticity. We grow only heirloom varieties of sugarcane brought to Hawaii by Polynesian voyagers 1,000 years ago. There are no hybrid canes here.

Reviewed By jgilbert2 - Honolulu, Hawaii

The tour is worth 30-40min of your time. The staff are wonderful and knowledgable. The Rum and how it produced at this property is different than others. Very smart conservationist. The Rum is unique and a little more than your use to paying, but honestly it's worth more, it is small batch. This is a local owned business and is run with heart.

6. Kiteboarding Paradise Hawaii

95-2047 Waikalani Pl, #d302, Mililani, Oahu, HI 96789-3463
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5 based on 10 reviews

Kiteboarding Paradise Hawaii

Sharing the stoke and teaching with aloha! We offer surfing, hydrofoiling, wakeboarding and jet ski assisted kiteboarding lessons. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced (including strapless, wave riding and hydrofoil). We will teach you how to ride with style. ;) Our main goal is to make you an independent rider. Our priority is to keep you safe. Let's have fun!

Reviewed By _brianazouz - Kailua, Hawaii

Our family lives here on Oahu. We have looked into other outfits for Kite lessons, they just dont compare with the personal service all of us have received from Felipe and Olga.
These people are real pro’s at this. They have taught our family well and safety is always the best part,

7. Wahiawa Botanical Garden

1396 California Ave, Wahiawa, Oahu, HI 96786-2534 +1 808-621-7321
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 108 reviews

Wahiawa Botanical Garden

A 27-acre forest with native plants in central Oahu.

Reviewed By Kimberley42 - Portland, Oregon

We love gardens! My partner is a landscape architect and he raved about the design of this garden. Clearly, the sugar farmer founders had money and style. This garden is worth some time to really appreciate. We were moving kind of fast, so we will have to come back to explore all of the paths.

The only big issue we had was the lack of clarity at the bottom of the gulley (beware of flash floods). There needs to be more signs, especially with the inconsistencies between the placard maps and the brochure maps. Note that the Australian section is closed off with a lot of fencing, so you will miss out on at least 1/3 of the original garden.

We will be sure to check out all 5 of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens to compare their plants and designs.

8. Mililani Golf Club

95-176 Kuahelani Ave, Mililani, Oahu, HI 96789-1523 +1 808-623-2222
Excellent
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4 based on 13 reviews

Mililani Golf Club

Reviewed By leelaurie1

Food is mediocre and sadly, the best served on any golf course restaurant on Oahu. The wait for a Filipino entrees is unacceptably long and they tell you on the menu. Not reccommend you order the ethnic dishes unless the regular cook is onsite.

9. Dole Plantation

64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy, Wahiawa, Oahu, HI 96786-2915 +1 808-621-8408
Excellent
21%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
9%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 4 reviews

Dole Plantation

Pineapple plantation which offers the largest maze in the world for children to enjoy.

Reviewed By MarkLOlson - Boston, MA

was not expecting much, but what we found was interesting. They have a huge gift shop selling everything Hawaiian. Its highpoint (for me, anyway) was the ice cream. The lines were too long and not very efficiently served, but the softserve pineapple ice cream was spectacular.

We too the "Pineapple Express" train ride which lasted perhaps 20 minutes and was a very pleasant ride through their gardens and the edges of their plantation. There was good narration. I wish we;d had time to walk the tropical garden as well, but we saw a lot of it from the train.

10. Tropic Lightning Museum

Building #361, Waianae Avenue, Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa, Oahu, HI 96857-5000 +1 808-655-0438
Excellent
49%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 21 reviews

Tropic Lightning Museum

Reviewed By LovesToFly0408 - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

At the gate, we just needed to provide our licenses and the documents from our rental car. Once inside, the museum is straight ahead. The museum is free, although a donation is encouraged.

The inside is dedicated to the 25th Infantry with stories, video, photos, and displays. It does not take very long to go through, but is worth the time if you have a connection.


There is also a sweet little kitty outside that enjoys the treats that are next to the bench on your way in or out!

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