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

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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willis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Maintained by The Daughters of Hawaii and Calabash Cousins, this palace had to be almost rebuilt after the 2004 earthquakes and the 2013 Tsunami. Yet it lives on. When you visit, be sure and get a Docent (nominal price) to guide you. You'll learn so much about Hawaii and it's history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit and get an experience of how they lived in the home. The home is not big and not a mansion but a historical part of Kona. The tour guides are professional and extremely knowledgeable. You will take off your shoes before entering and there is admission fees around 8$ per person. The money does go towards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Back in 1997, we were here on our honeymoon. The Hawaiian Royalty lived simply. Very educational. So sad that they lost their Royalty. I spoke to one local, there are a few members still around. They are revered and highly respected by the locals. I think that is great. Take the time to check out their culture and their history.... More 

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Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Palace is certainly one of the main things to see when strolling through Kailua-Kona. It only takes a short amount of time to explore and it is worth the brief history lesson. There are often little dance groups on the lawn and it is fun to watch. The rest of the town is cafes and shops so this is... More 

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Yuba City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had been here before, but were traveling with a couple who were there for the first time. They were impressed and we saw things that we must have missed on our previous visits! Definitely will go there again!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I found it interesting and spent the better part of an hour looking at the artifacts. The palace is not huge, but contains a few photos and items from Hawaiian royalty. The staff were knowledgeable. I think I would take the tour another time rather than looking alone as I likely skimmed over some very important artifacts. You need to... More 

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Additional Information about Hulihe'e Palace

Address: 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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