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Address: 364 South King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
Phone Number: 808 522 0822
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Obsoletely Wonderful Place!

It is just wonderful to be invited to the palace. Each room was very well decorated. Worth visiting!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It is just wonderful to be invited to the palace. Each room was very well decorated. Worth visiting!

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Sebastian, Florida
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344 helpful votes 344 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Only to see the exterior of the palace and the coronation band shell is magnificent enough! The palace is exceedingly well maintained, and is America's only monarchial structure. The palace showcases architecture like nowhere else in the world. The historic coronation or band shell is enchanting. The same band has performed at this location for what I believe to be... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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57 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed this self guided tour. They give you ear phones and a recording to listen to as you walk through the mansion. It was so interesting learning some of the history of the Royal Hawaiians.

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Springfield, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

You wear a headset and go from room to room on all 3 stories. Great history, interesting palace, and good stories. I found myself pushing the buttons for a more detailed talk in each room. Be careful where you park - they start towing at 3:15 out front. The girl at the front desk was good about checking with each... More 

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Iowa
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151 reviews 151 reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great guides. Nice historical context for understanding that the Kingdom of Hawaii was a pretty awesome place even before being "annexed" by the United States. Worth the visit both from an historical and from an aesthetic point of view.

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Cincinnati
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

One the of positives points of the historical downtown of Honolulu is that the principal attractions are near of each other. In the same spot you can enjoy Iolani Palace as well as the Iolani Barrack. Crossing the street, in both sides, you can see either the Kamehameha Statue or Hawaii State Capitol.

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Tacoma, Washington
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This may be the only royal palace in the U.S. Iolani Palace is a fascinating walk through a part of history little known by most. The palace housed kings, queens, princes and princesses over time, with the Hawaiian royalty recognized by Queen Victoria in their time. The palace is an illustration of the Hawaiian royalties modernity and power. It also... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The palace is beautiful, but what really made our visit was the guide. Unfortunately, I can't recall his name at the moment but he was extremely well-spoken and very knowledgeable. As for the palace itself, it is a great look in to the Victorian interpretation of the last monarchs of Hawaii. Plan to visit the palace in the morning, then... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

always check on line when it is open unfortunately we could not go inside but outside is lovely the statue of the king is their for all you hawii five o viewers and the banyan trees are loveky the whole area is clean and the punch bowl is within walking distance also

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Penfield, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

This tour was great! The tour had so much history, and you are allowed to take photos, but with no flash. I would highly recommend doing this tour

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