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King Kamehameha Statue

417 South King Street Honolulu, Honolulu, Oahu, HI HI 96813 (Downtown Honolulu)
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Ranked #44 of 164 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: In front of the Aliiolani Hale building is the King Kamehameha I Statue. Facing Iolani Palace on the corner of King and Mililani streets, this landmark depiction of the warrior king who united the Hawaiian Islands emits a sense of strength and unity as he stands with outstretched arms.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is an iconic statue of the island. Well worth a stop in photo shoot. I hear Obama wants to tear it down and replace one of himself. Seems very reasonable to do. The amazing thing about this statue is the actual history of the original statue which was lost at sea and recovered near the Falkland Islands many years... More

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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This statute is located right across the street from the Iolani Palace. There is a very tiny exhibit inside the building behind the statute but it is not worth your time. I would recommend just coming here for a picture!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a fun stop when near the Iolani Palace. It is located just across the street, and since it is frequently spotlighted on the new Hawaii five 0 TV show, it was a funny experience when my wife started to hum the theme song, and the Japanese tourist smiled and joined in. We may not speak the same language,... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great statue. The beauty of it is great. The man is a Hawaiian Legend. Perfect for a photo-op. a must stop when on Oahu

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Townsville, Qld, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Being an avid fan of Hawaii Five-0, the first thing we did on our first morning in Oahu was to head off to see the King Kamehameha Statue and the building that portrays the Hawaii Five-0 headquarters. The statue was much smaller than I expected it to be but it was more stunning than I expected. If you want to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Stunning What a monument, standing proud in front of the Palace The grounds around the the Palace and Statue are quite something else. You will never see this type of scene in Australia or Europe. A "must see" when in Honolulu

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Great statue of the former king. Its gold leaf makes it stand out even more. Easily reached from the Iolani Palace, this statue is well worth a look.

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

City tours usually include this statue in their itinerary and some of them manage to find a spot to park for a few minutes. Parking seems to be a bit of a problem for buses and most just stop for a very short time for photos from the bus. The statue is spectacular and well worth a longer visit if... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We were on a tour bus headed to Pearl Harbor when the driver slowed down for photo ops. This is a must see while in Honolulu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I think it would be remiss if you didn't see Kamehameha's statue . To get some understanding of the history surrounding the king, your guide will be more than happy to pass on history of Hawaii's royal history. Very impressive. .

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