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Hulihe'e Palace

75-5718 Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808-329-1877
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Ranked #7 of 35 Attractions in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
Owner description: Founded in 1838, this site is where the Hawaiian monarchy resided.
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Founded in 1838, this site is where the Hawaiian monarchy resided.

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

This is a small museum, but there is real koa-wood furniture that was made for the Hawaiian royalty. It is so beautiful! Very interesting to look at. Definitely worth a stop-by.

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Webster, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the Palace and being able to get a glimpse into the royal lives. The furnishings were very intricate and beautiful. It was decorated for the Christmas holidays. We paid for the narrated tour and were glad we did.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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443 helpful votes 443 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We did not get to take a tour as it was short staffed when we visited. It was decorated for the holidays and there were two floors in the palace. Inside was an interesting peek into the lives of Hawaiian royalty. They didn't allow pictures inside. It is located right on Alii Drive directly on the ocean.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

worth a visit to learn more about Hawaiian history, and enjoy more beautiful views. the "palace" is small, and such a nice break in Kona. a quiet place to walk through (not accessible) and the gardens are beautiful. there's a small shop next door. the people at the entrance were nice and answered questions (we saw mongoose - that led... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We took the guided tour and the information that the docent gave us was very informative and interesting. It was really nice to hear the hostory of Royalty of the Islands. Highly recommend it...Dont take your camera, no pictures allowed

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Amazing views got and artist to paint. The grounds are very beautiful, and right up against the ocean. Also a beautiful place for watching the sun set. The palace is full of smacking artifacts and great art work. A must see. Was damaged during the last tsunami, but is back to it old self.

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Red Deer, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This was a great stop on a lazy day - very interesting. SO GLAD we coughed up the extra $2 for the guided tour. It was well worth it to have the docent explain so many many things we would have never even thought about.

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Midwest USA
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a beautifully kept structure with wonderful grounds. There are old growth trees and flowers and a wonderful lawn that leads to a view of the ocean. We paid $8. the day we went but it was worth it. The docents are very informative and helpful. There is a small gift shop on the property. You could do a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My kids (7 & 9) wanted to go in here so we took a quick tour. It's small so it won't take long and you get a nice intro into some Hawaii history. The people there are very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions.

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Take the tour with a docent and leave a donation. This is unique in the USA. Hawai'ian history changed in this building, moving from the grass hut to telephones and electric lights within a lifetime.

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