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King Kamehameha Statue

417 South King Street Honolulu, Honolulu, Oahu, HI HI 96813 (Downtown Honolulu)
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As featured in 3 days in Honolulu
Ranked #50 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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... more » 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. « less
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Denver, Colorado
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97 reviews 97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It would be silly to go to Oahu without stopping to take a look at this statue. It was fun for us because three years ago, we saw another one (there are three in total) in the Hall of Statues at the US Capital in Washington DC. So we had to get a picture of us in front of this... More

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Tracy, California
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101 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Every time I see this statue, it reminds me of Hawaii Five-0 during the opening presentation. We have seen three of the statues but have yet to travel to the island of Hilo to see the fourth. I’ve always enjoyed coming to the islands and felt that, at least for me, I should at least know the “abridged version” of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Can't really say too much about a statue. Lots of history to it & I found that interesting. The courthouse which it stands outside of is a good visit as is the Palace across the road.

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Dallas, Texas
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460 attraction reviews
1,021 helpful votes 1,021 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I didn't seek out this attraction, we just happened to walk past it. It's a pretty statue, with a nice building behind it, which makes for some great pictures, especially if the sun is shining. Unfortunately there wasn't much information around to give any context to King Kamehameha, i had to read about this later. I would recommend stopping if... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This statue is well known from movies and Hawaii 50, however, you should take part in an official tour and every tour guide will probably tell you how important King Kamehameha was in Hawaiian history. So after you did this, you will understand why Hawaiian people cherish this statue so much!

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Cornwall
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121 reviews 121 reviews
29 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you are visiting Oahu in June be sure to see the King Kamehameha Floral Parade which runs from King Street along Ala Moana to Kalakaua Avenue. This year I was lucky enough to be in Waikiki and saw this parade which was fantastic. It had marchers, 50 vehicles, floats and bands and numerous colourfully decked out ladies on horses.... More

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Austin, Texas
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The statue memorializes the Island king from the Big Island who pushed the Oahu warriors off the Pali lookout to their deaths and thus unified the Hawaiian islands under his rule. He decreed that only his heirs could be royalty so the in-breading of brothers, sisters and cousins caused the royal family to be nuts when they lost control of... More

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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It is one of the best statue in the Hawali. It is like headquarters but of course this building is not a part of headquarter any organization.Being a fan of Hawaii 5-0, this was a must see. We took the bus here from Waikiki. The bus was slow, but it dropped us a few blocks from the location. I Love... More

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Tucson, AZ
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137 reviews 137 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The statue is featured in the Hawaii Five-O TV show as being in front of their headquarters but of course the building is not the headquarters. However, the statue itself is quite beautiful and often decorated with leis. Many people are not aware of the history of Hawaii and that it was a country ruled by royalty. King Kamehameha is... More

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North Olmsted, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Being a fan of Hawaii 5-0, this was a must see. We took the bus here from Waikiki. The bus was slow, but it dropped us a few blocks from the location. The bus driver was super nice pointing us in the right direction and telling us of must sees on the way. I posed with the statue, which made... More

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