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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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I'm so glad we took the time to go on a tour of Iolani Place. The tour was self guided but ncluded an audio commentary which provided excellent information about each room and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I'm so glad we took the time to go on a tour of Iolani Place. The tour was self guided but ncluded an audio commentary which provided excellent information about each room and it's role in palace life. There was also a short film to watch in the building adjacent to the palace where you purchase the tickets. This film... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Iolani Palace provides a movie as an opening to your visit, and is followed by a self-guided tour using a tape player. The tour is very informative and provides a great overview of Hawaii's history and culture. The palace is stunning and a great visit.

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Russell, Ontario, Canada
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Hawaiian royal palace has been restored and is maintained to its original condition when the Hawaii was still a Kingdom. Visiting, one learns how the USA first occupied, then, to the detriment of the local Royalty and it's loyal citizens, annexed Hawaii as it's 51st State. You need a good local guide to get the full story on the... More 

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Leucadia, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on our way out of town. A beautiful palace with an good story. Seeing the room where the queen was held prisoner was interesting.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a great place of history that has been restored and kept to its original condition. A brief movie detailed how the Hawaiian Royalty came and ruled and how Hawaii ultimately became our 51st state in 1959. Very interesting

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Watervliet, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Palace was NOT that expensive. Easy to get to cheaply on city bus....The tour guide was great. Awesome pics. Awesome stories.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Admission is pretty steep for what the palace tour offers. Take a picture of the front and move on to better things.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This treasure is in perfect condition, and the audio guides help you visualize life during the time of the Hawaiian kings. By the time you leave, you'll feel that you spent time in a kingdom that disappeared by the end of the 19th century. It's beautiful, informative, and moving. Not to be missed!

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Tampa, Florida
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I never knew about this palace until I did research prior to my trip. It is the only Palace in the US. We took the audio tour and it was very informative. The decor in the rooms are outstanding. I really enjoyed my visit and would recommend it highly

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Marion, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Took the audio tour. I really enjoyed it. The Palace is indeed beautiful and the history of it is quite interesting and was surprising to me.

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