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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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Great historical tour

Really enjoyed the tour. The audio portions were great and very informative. I also appreciated that they only let people in in groups so that the place was not packed with people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the tour. The audio portions were great and very informative. I also appreciated that they only let people in in groups so that the place was not packed with people (some areas I even had to myself). Really learned a lot about Hawaiian history, which I did not expect. Don't miss the museum in the basement, which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

A royal residence in America? You betcha! And it is beautiful. You may recognize it from the opening credits on Hawaii 5-0. Well worth taking the time to tour, Check the schedule as the Royal Hawaiian Orchestra plays free concerts complete with hulu dancers most weeks.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

This is an incredibly well-managed and preserved piece of historical architecture. The audio tour is actually GREAT and accompanies each room perfectly. I was absolutely in awe of the artifacts maintained within the palace and the basement palace museum. They highlight everything from the search process to conservation and treatment of artifacts to how they are displayed today without threat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit. The sovereign history of Hawai'i is not very well known, and the palace has been restored with great love and detail by a select few who should be congratulated for their dedication and eye for detail. This palace was way ahead of its time in the 1800's with world firsts such as electricity, and bedrooms with... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

You dont need to set aside too much time to visit the Palace. What is on display is informative......

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The Iolani Palace was low on our "to do" list while on vacation, but we were a bit "beached" out and looking for something inside to do. The guided tours are only offered at certain times in the mornings (best to check online and make advanced reservations), so we decided to take the self guided audio tour which did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Well worth a look to see how this grand old building is being renovated.The furniture is fantastic and you can just browse around and take a few happy snaps.One of the first places to have electricity.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Revealing historical facts how this kingdom and their family was destroyed by unnecessary imperialism of the United States in the late 1800's. A beautiful building. Ornate and ultra modern for its time. One can take time to listen to the personal lecture at one's own pace. Learned much from this attraction. All tourists need to visit this one. Hawaiian history... More 

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Walton, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a beautiful place and I learned a lot about Hawaiian history that I was not aware of. Go before noon if you want the guided tour.

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Portland,OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We visited the Iolani Palace on April 14th 2015. We chose to take the city bus from the Waikiki area into downtown which took about 40 minutes and cost 2.50 PP. It was very easy and we got off about a block away from the Palace. The outside architecture is beautiful to look at and very ornate. You purchase tickets... More 

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