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Iolani Palace

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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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Upon arriving, I walked around the entire palace looking for ticket sales only to discover it was located in an out building to the left of the palace. Once inside, the cashier... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Upon arriving, I walked around the entire palace looking for ticket sales only to discover it was located in an out building to the left of the palace. Once inside, the cashier was curt and didn't offer any information about the tours offered...however, those are my only two negatives about this place! Before my tour, I was greeted on the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I've enjoyed my two visits to the Palace as Its truly unique and one of the most important historic buildings in Hawaii. Make the effort to visit central Honolulu as there is much to see including the capital building, the Palace and the Honolulu Museum of Art (all within walking distance). One annoyance: the Palace is encircled by a hideous... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

we visited this place as my husband is a huge fan of Hawaii 5 0. you have to go through a security system to enter the building which was quick. lovely architecture inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Named for the Kamehameha that built it (Kamehameha V, the Heavenly). This only palace on U.S. Soil was built between 1879-1883. Some paid parking, but there are several other places to park closely. Go to the Iolani Barracks building first (now called the Visitor Center). Open 9-4. Monday's through Saturdays. There are two tour types of the main floors -... More 

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Bothell, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Very well restored and maintained. The guides are very knowledge and are very willing to answer questions. Very interesting history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful palace! The headphones tour is very informative and interesting. Easy to get to on the tourist bus.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Iolani Palace is truly a unique building for the United States. The only royal residence on American soil has been lovingly restored to its look during the last royal reign. You can get an escorted tour or do your own self guided audio tour. We opted for the later and it couldn't have been simpler. However you do need to... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

It was nice to learn about the history of the island. It is an interesting tour with audio player, so you can go at your own pace. You have to wear little slipper over your shoes to make sure that everything stays nice. A beautiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is an excellent and really beautiful place to visit and to learn about the history of the Hawaiian monarchy, it is very touching actually. The kona wood doors, stairs and panelling are fantastic, the decor and the kitchen area are so, so beautiful. We had an audiotour which was very well put together, we wore covers over our shoes... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Interesting self guided tour of the palace, this building has been returned to its former glory, witH many original artefacts returned to the palace

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