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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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very informative. loved the history. loved the palace.as with most museums, little children may get bored. I will definitely visit it again

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

very informative. loved the history. loved the palace.as with most museums, little children may get bored. I will definitely visit it again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We took the #2 bus from Waikiki. Passing through City Hall, we entered the Palace Grounds and saw a sign indicating that tickets are sold in the small fort-like structure. After purchasing our tickets and given a tour time (every 15 minutes, on a Saturday morning), we watched the short film prior to our tour. Restrooms are located here as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The self guided tour was excellent and it enables you to go at your own pace. You get a little bit of history along with the aesthetic beauty of it all for $29 for two people. Food and drink aren't allowed in the palace to help with the preservation. My husband and I took the Red line Trolley to get... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed visiting the palace. It is still being restored but the audio tour is very informative in regards to how it used to be. The are trying to recover artifacts which were auctioned many years ago. The went all over the world and even in Australia. It would be fantastic if original pieces of furniture etc were gifted... More 

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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

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

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

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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