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Central Oahu is probably the least interesting of the Oahu's regions, but is a good place to stock up on supplies if you're staying on the North Shore.
If you have a car, take the H2 or the Kamehameha Highway north from the H1.
- Dole Plantation, 64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy, Wahiawa (about 3 mi/5 km N of Wahiawa on Hwy 99, 1 mi/1.6 km N of the jct. with Hwy 80; H-2 north to its end, then continue on Hwy 99, approx 40 min from Waikiki), ☏ . Visitor center and garden daily 9AM-5:30PM; train and maze to 5PM daily. Once a roadside fruit stand, this tourist attraction has been expanded into an elaborate tourist attraction. Among the attractions are a pineapple variety garden, a 20-minute miniature train ride into the surrounding pineapple fields, and the Pineapple Garden Maze, recognized in the 2001 Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest maze. Admission free for site; garden tour $3.75, $3 children; train $7.50, $5.50 children; maze $5, $3 children. Discounts available for U.S. military and Hawaii residents.
- Pineapple Variety Gardens. A small garden north of Wahiawa at the intersection of State Road 99 and the Waialua turnoff (SR 801), which used to be owned by Del Monte. Displays pineapples in various stages of growth. Not as touristy as the Dole Plantation, and also perhaps a bit more educational. Free.