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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 #8 of 50 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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chicago
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Love the history of the monarchy of Hawaii. Very pretty place as well! Very peaceful and beautiful right on the water.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

The Hulihee Palace was a very interesting quick tour in downtown Kona. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable about all the artifacts and the history surrounding them. You will get a good grasp of the history of royalty in Hawaii in a short time. Don't miss it!

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Orlando, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The home is rather small so there wasn't a whole lot to see. There are only four rooms and the second story balcony was roped off so we couldn't even go outside and enjoy the view. There was a docent giving a guided tour to a group and they were able to go outside on the balcony and hear about... More

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Inwood, West Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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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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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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