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King Kamehameha Statue

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Address: 417 South King Street Honolulu, Honolulu, Oahu, HI HI 96813
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: In front of the Aliiolani Hale building is the King Kamehameha I Statue...
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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Take a photo if you are there

Do not make this a destination. If you happen to be there, take a photo. I drove by on the bus and snapped a picture. That was enough for me.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Reading, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Do not make this a destination. If you happen to be there, take a photo. I drove by on the bus and snapped a picture. That was enough for me.

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Florence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Seems like every tourist wants to take a picture with this statue. It is impressive and does reflect the height of the nearly 7ft very strong leader. The gold on the statue makes a beautiful glow and after seeing the feather cape he wore in the Bishop's museum, it was nice to see a 3-D representation of himself.

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Viera, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

It's large. And it's still there. Perhaps one of the finest arrangements of metal and concrete on the island of Oahu. If you look closely, although it's quite monotone, you can perceive that this monument resembles an oversized person. Perhaps a long lost king. You will need a selfie-stick of some magnitude, however, because the item is quite large. We... More 

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Weilerbach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Right across from the Iolani Palace ... the statue isn't surrounded by a lot of clutter or distractions. Take the time to admire the King, take some photos and enjoy the setting. Lots of tourists come by ... and LOTS of tour busses.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

There is parking close buy, you just have to feed the meters with quarters. It's a quick stop if you are just checking out the statue and the Banyan trees near by are pretty impressive as well.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you watch "Hawaii 50" then you've seen this statue of King Kamehemeha many times but it is another thing to be standing in front of it. The statue is in front of the historical court house. It doesn't take long to view the statue and take some photos but it is cool because we see it so often on... More 

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The people I was working with took me outside to see this gorgeous statue of Hawaii's first king...you can tell the Hawaiian people take great pride in keeping the statue clean and free from deterioration...it is spotless!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

if you watch Hawaii 5-0 then you have seen this statue. It is prominent in the series as a landmark. It is a tribute to the former kings of Hawaii and worth the visit. Hawaii is much more than beach, ocean and tourists. Give it a try!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Doesn't take long to look at The King Kamehemeha Statue, across the street from Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu. This King was a Warrior, and four other King Kamehemeha would follow. Read more on line, or when on Oahu find the exhibits of Kings I-IV at The Bishop Museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This statute is located right across the street from the Iolani Palace. In front of the Hawaii government building. Included in the city tours and most buses stop for about 10 minutes I recommend a photo op and then come back to go through the palace.

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