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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

Founded in 1838, this site is where the Hawaiian monarchy resided.

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Is a nice historic site to visit

I took my daughter here, to help her learn a little more about the Hawaiian History and become familiar with it. This place is really nice, not pictures allowed inside, but no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my daughter here, to help her learn a little more about the Hawaiian History and become familiar with it. This place is really nice, not pictures allowed inside, but no need, just go in on a very respectful manner and enjoy the place that once served as the royalty vacation home. The view from the door is gorgeous... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't go in but, stood to look at the building for a while as quite different to surroundings. Right on the main strip, Ali'i Drive, by the ocean so easy to find

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small but excellent museum is well worth a visit. The docents are very knowledgeable and gave an interesting tour and explained how the Hawaiian Royalty lived in their summer palace. Lovely peaceful grounds and gardens.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 6-room "palace" gives a brief look into the Hawaiian royalty. The koa furniture is beautiful, the view of the bay is lovely, and the docents very knowledgable. It was fun learning about the feather scepters, kahili, that the royal family used. They have several of these fancy feather-duster-like sticks on display and kids might find it fun to look... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a tour and learn some early history of the island and its rulers. Lots of vary interesting artifacts, paintings presented by people who love what they are doing.

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hulihe'e Palace is an historical site filled with artifacts, many of which (e.g., the floor and stairs) directly accessible to visitors. The docents are very well informed, and I recommend taking a tour. The property and grounds are beautifully maintained, and often used for community events. Well worth visiting.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The places with lots of little cool stuff are the best and this place is interesting and worth checking out even if just for a photo stop, but if you like history about the region you're visiting then it's a bonus. I thought it was nice and worth taking a short look around, but it didn't knock my socks off...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the museum and former get away for the Hawaiian Royal Family. Sits in the middle of charming Kailua Kona along the bay with a lovely view. Artifacts are interesting as well as the beautiful Koa wood furniture which is unique to the Islands.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a little over an hour with a great guide who brought the short history of Hawaian royalty alive. There are some very interesting artefacts in the palace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its Queen Emma's formal residence. You are welcomed the moment you are walk into this large historical structure. It reflected the important period , the ex-loyalty in this island. From here, you can also understand these well-educated people were forced to give up their kingdom to the power of the much larger nation. Somehow, this place get you connected to... More 

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