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Iolani Palace

364 South King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
808 522 0822
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As featured in 3 days in Honolulu
Ranked #14 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Iolani Palace is one of the most impressive structures in Honolulu and holds much of the state's history in its walls.  The Palace was the... more »
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

It was a little Dream come true to see the fictions office of the Original Steve McGarrett from Hawaii 5-0. I loved it.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

beautiful building, lush greenery, lovely old banyan trees and plenty of photo ops! up close or panoramic shots turn out fantastic

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oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

This palace is so beautiful and well maintained. Can imagine what it must have looked like before Honolulu grew up around it. The décor is stunning and the furniture is lovely. Wonderful docents give you the inside scoop on the only Queen America has ever had.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

we enjoyed the tour-- make sure you plan ahead we had to wait a little while. but is was a great stop for kids and parents.

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san antonio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy history, you really need to do this tour. Young children will get bored here. The museum gives a good history of royal Hawaii. We took the audio tour, which was easy to use and was very informative.

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited the Iolani Palace on a recommendation from a friend on the main land that did the tour, we were told we would not be disappointed and they were right. We have friends that live on Oahu and have never been to the Palace, we highly recommend the tour. It is a sad history, one that all American's should... More

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Tracy, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

During our last visit to Hawaii we got the opportunity to walk the grounds of the Iolani Palace and Barracks. The outside of the structure reminded me of the medieval castles I saw during my tour in Germany. Although we didn’t get a chance to tour the inside of the Palace and Barracks we still learned about its rich history... More

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Ventura California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Most visitor's never come here. Make it a point to see this area. In the same area is the famous King Kamehameha statue and some very old homes and cemeterys. It is worth the effort to make a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Beautifully restored...fascinating story. Really informative. A bit overpriced...I was disappointed that the kitchen in the basement wasn't part of the audio tour...it was beautiful and looked like it held some interesting info. Definitely put it on your list!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is the former palace of the Hawaiian Royal family before Hawaii was annexed as a state. It's more like a very large house but still grand and worth a visit! It wont take too long to see the inside and outside, do it as part of a larger tour or as a quick stop as the real beauty of... More

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