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Hulihe'e Palace

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Address: 75-5718 Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: 808-329-1877
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Founded in 1838, this site is where the Hawaiian monarchy resided.

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Nice views from the palace.

Quick walkthru tour was nice. Good breeze and great views. We enjoyed this as well as a quick stop in the oldest church in Hawaii.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Quick walkthru tour was nice. Good breeze and great views. We enjoyed this as well as a quick stop in the oldest church in Hawaii.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in Hawaiian history, you will find it here. The latter days of Hawaiian royalty are shown in the photos and furnishings. There are people who are familiar with the stories who will guide you and answer questions. Perhaps not so well known but important if you are thinking of a wedding ceremony in Hawaii - you... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

OK as old buildings go. But, it was hot in July and thank goodness for the lanai. With no breeze I would have to wait.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We arrived in the afternoon. The only tour guide had to complete the previous tour and take a 5 minute break before our tour, so we went to the gift shop and returned in a few minutes. when we got back the tour guide was ready to go - he was very knowledgeable about the palace and the royalty that... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very interesting historically. For seniors, $8 for admission and $2 for the guided tour, which takes an hour. Our guide emphasized the beautiful, hand-made furniture and the succession of royalty or their friends or relatives, (with similar and unpronounceable names)--well worth the $2 for a start to appreciate the rich, colorful history of this part of America usually never taught... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed Hulihe'e Palace. It has great history and it was very interesting to look around and see the artifacts. The staf were very helpful and informative and it is located in a lovely setting.

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willis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Toured this palace today. The tour was worth the 10.00 we paid for the tour with guide. The lady was very informative and a pleasure to be with. She answered just about every question asked of her. Palace showed a great history of the ruling families of Hawaii.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The docents are well trained; lots of really interesting history and artifacts and a lovely small gift shop

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Atlanta, GA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Learn the complete history of our 50th state amongst her air, waters and beautiful architecture. Get your Aloha on!

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Took a tour of this beautiful palace. What a treasure and I am glad the women of Hawaii saved it, restored it and it is open for the public to see how the Royals lived back in the day.

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Additional Information about Hulihe'e Palace

Address: 75-5718 Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: 808-329-1877
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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