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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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Not a Disneyland Castle

Ok, this is not a Disneyland Castle, but it is only one of two Palaces in the USA. How can you not pay your respects to the Heritage of Hawaiians. These people have worked very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Ok, this is not a Disneyland Castle, but it is only one of two Palaces in the USA. How can you not pay your respects to the Heritage of Hawaiians. These people have worked very hard to salvage their heritage and do a very good job. BTW, if you look carefully off the Palace beach on the bay, there is... More 

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Nikiski, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Having read several of the previous reviews I decided to go down and visit the palace for a tour today. We arrived at a little after 3 PM and noticed the sign said that it would close at 4 PM. The gentleman at the entrance was certainly not very enthused to see us arrive with less than an hour of... More 

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Cameron Park, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
47 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Built in 1838 by Governor Kuakini. We were told it was closed because of the natural settings for the anniversary. Too Bad. I do have a picture of the Palace.

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The location is amazing and the wood furniture gives you a great indication of the artistry and craftsmanship of the day.

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Katy, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Very interesting artifacts , portraits, and furnishings. Wish we had arrived early enough for the narrated tour.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Beautifully kept. Amazing furniture and history about the islands. I can't imagine anyone who in truly interested in the islands to not enjoy it.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The history of the palace was very interesting. We enjoyed learning about Kona history and the people that lived there years ago.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are interested in Hawaiian culture and history, this is a must see. There are fantastic pieces of furniture on display. The palace also has a lot of information about the Hawaiian monarchy. You can pay extra for a guided tour or simply stroll the palace on your own.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Helped enrich my love of the Hawaiian people and their royal past. Loved seeing the house, and the heritage contained within. Guides were knowledgeable about the history. Beautiful house, and the Koa wood inside is remarkable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very interesting place if you want to catch some of the Hawaiian history and culture attached to Kailua and Hawaii. Not a bad deal (I think it's like $5.00 to get in). Something to do if you have an hour to burn. After this, go across the street and take a stroll through the church.

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