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Iolani Palace

Address: 364 South King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
Phone Number: 808 522 0822
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Ranked #17 of 124 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The home of King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani in the 19th century...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Mooloolaba, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We visited Iolani Palace in Honolulu on 11 August 2014. The grounds and palace are well worth a visit. We toured the building with the audio headset which is a must. The beauty of the rooms and the history told of each room is so very interesting. Photographs were allowed and staff were very helpful throughout. The grounds are also... More 

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Fremont, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy learning about hawaiian culture and history you will like this tour. The downside is that you will spend a long time listening to audio if you want to hear all that history on the provided audio devices with visual displays.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I would recommend a visit to the palace for anyone who has an interest is history, art, or architecture.

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Gales Ferry, CT
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44 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The grounds around the palace are beautiful. We particularly liked the Banyan trees and band gazebo. What a treat to hear a concert by the Royal Hawaiian Band. The State Capitol is just adjacent to the palace.

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Minnesota
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We did an audio tour that took about 50 minutes. Very interesting and I learned more about Hawaian Royality and the history of Hawaii. Well done and "a should do " stop.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed our visit to the palace. Once we worked out where to buy tickets it was plain sailing.m The audio tour was interesting and informative. Worth a visit, not least to understand more about the background to the apology from President Clinton Very Good

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Patchogue, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We took the self guided tour which is very informative and simple to follow, you can pause and move around the audio sytem with relative ease. Iolani Palace, like Queen Emma's Summer Palace, immediately acquaints you with the scale of things in Hawaiian style. There is much to see and learn of Hawaiian culture here and one can gain a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

It's got it all ... Old Hawaii at its best. It's such a beautiful, yet modest palace. Louis XIV wouldn't have been seen in such a cottage! Book 'em Dan-O!

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I had no interest in the Hawaiian history, however I love architecture and interior design. I decided to give it a shot. The audio tours were every 10 minute so i didn't wait long for the next one to start. The audio tour was like a little story time. Everything was very organised and I never got lost. The interior,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This is the only royal residence on U.S. soil, but it was also where the Queen was imprisoned while Mr. Dole waited for a president who was willing to annex the sovereign state of Hawaii.

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