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Address: 364 South King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
Phone Number: 808 522 0822
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The home of King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani in the 19th century, this...
The home of King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani in the 19th century, this palace is open on a limited basis to the public. Reservations recommended.
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The beautiful palace of Hawaii's queen--many people like to say America's only queen. The tour tells the interesting story of the queen's reign and how she was overthrown. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The beautiful palace of Hawaii's queen--many people like to say America's only queen. The tour tells the interesting story of the queen's reign and how she was overthrown. The palace is well taken care of. They don't allow people to walk up the stairs to prevent wear and tear, although the elevator feels inconvenient.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Pretty palace with nearby bandstand. The Hawaii Five o show from the 1970's used this as their pretend office location. It was in a lot of scenes. I have seen this place and it is so pretty to see. nice to see that it was preserved for all to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Did not go in but very majestic looking palace for its time. Did see the King Kamehameha I statue (my son loves it!). Very cool.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Nice visit for about an hour or less. Great history and architecture. Worth a quick look and walk around.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing historical tour. Only Royal Palace in the United States. Learn about the history of the monarchy in Hawaii when Hawaii was an independent kingdom. Lovingly restored. Go on a Friday and catch a free concert by the Royal Hawaiian Band on the grounds of the palace at noon.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It was quite beautiful place -- but too bad they are not open on Sundays or Holidays! Oops! Suggest you to visit it on the day it's actually open.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We did the audio tour - need help. The first person was not helpful but the security guards inside were nice and showed us how to work the audio equipment. Enjoyed the tour. The basement alone is not worth the price - do the audio tour too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The price is worth this chance to visit Iolani Palace. Whether you take a guided tour or listen to the headsets, as you walk from room to room you will feel the history. Don't miss the room where our Queen Lilioukalani was held captive and take a look at the beautiful staircase. Outside on the grounds check out the trees... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We have visited the Palace several times over the years, but always learn something new when we're there. The docents are absolutely wonderful people. Their knowledge of the history of the Palace is immense. Will continue to visit every time we're in Honolulu

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Northport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Spent a few hours at the Palace learning about its rich history. The grounds are beautiful and the self-guided tour is well-done. Looking out of the same windows of the Kings and Queens of it's allowed you to put yourself in their place. Limited parking on the grounds but parking lots nearby which aren't expensive.

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Additional Information about Iolani Palace

Address: 364 South King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
Phone Number: 808 522 0822
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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