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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 #15 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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Sacramento, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Every fan of Hawaii 5 -O has to visit here. Great museum and definitely a popular Kodak spot. Grounds are well kept and trees are beautiful. Bus transfers are in order from downtown Waikiki area.

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Bay Minette, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This place is awesome! It was beautiful and had lots of interesting things! The staff were very helpful, my husband was in a wheelchair and they were very accommodating for us.

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Portland, OR
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194 reviews 194 reviews
13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Take the audio tour and see the palace at your own pace. We agree with Ac0res below that more explanation of current politics on the Islands, as they relate to Hawaii's background, would add significance to a visit.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great historic tour. Wish it could be longer and updated to address the current issues of sovereignty and political status.

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One goal during a 3 week visit to four Hawaiian islands was to try and get a sense of the history. The restoration of this extraordinary royal palace (the only one in the U.S.) is well done. The audio presentation was filled with information that brought everything alive. We were not well versed in Hawaiian history prior to our visit,... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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17 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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