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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 49 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
Description: Founded in 1838, this site is where the Hawaiian monarchy resided.
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Inwood, West Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

While enjoying the shopping, dining and walking along Ali'i Drive in Kona, take some time to see the Hulihe'e palace and the Congregation Church across the street. The church is an original structure and the palace is a lovely 6 room retreat from the heat, complete with original furnishings. You will learn about members of the Hawaiian royalty. Don't forget... More

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Rancho Mirage, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Take a look how Princess Hulihe lived oh so many years ago. Lovely home has been lovingly restored and maintained. A nice waterfront location in the heart of Kailua Kona, the palace is a nice, cool respite from the tropical sun.

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va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Having been to 'Iolani Palace, I was very underwhelmed by Hulihe'e Palace. I hadn't originally planned to stop here but changed my mind at the last minute. The difference started at the door where a sign asks you to remove your shoes before entering('Iolani gives you booties to put on over your shoes). At $8, the entrance fee seems kind... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The palace is a wonderful place to get a sense of the history of the island and the role of King Kamehameha to the kingdom of Hawaii. The docents know their material and present it in a friendly manner. The view from the lawn helps you understand the importance of the sea and harbor. A mist see.

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Selkirk
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The volunteer tour guide was very interesting and knowledgeable about the history of the Big Island. You could also take a self guided tour as there was a lot of information available on the well preserved exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Great show for people off all ages, good learning experience...remember sun screen & water. Get there early to find a good seat on the rock wall or bring a chair. Best of all....its free

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Situated on Ali`i Drive (downtown) in Kailua - Kona, Hulihe`e Palace was the vacation residence of Hawaiian royalty. Today it is a museum operated by the Daughters of Hawai`i and is a showplace of beautiful furniture and fascinating artifacts. The palace is located makai (ocean) side on beautifully manicured grounds, and may look deceiving when compared to the much larger... More

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Raleigh, NC
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We enjoyed doing the self guided tour of Hulile'e palace and were lucky enough to overhear some school group tours going through to get a little more history. We were not offered a guided tour option when we arrived, which was fine. We took our time reading the information available. The furnishings are beautiful, the western craftsmanship with local woods... More

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Springfield, Ohio
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We were the only ones there when we stopped in and we enjoyed walking around and looking at everything. Even though we didn't pay for the guided tour, the gentleman working that day gave us so much information and even opened up the upstairs balcony for us. He was very knowledgeable and we very much enjoyed our visit.

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Very interesting place to visit, lots of history and culture. Right in downtown of Kona, Guided tour is a plus, but interesting anyway.

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