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King Kamehameha Statue

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Address: 417 South King Street Honolulu, Honolulu, Oahu, HI HI 96813
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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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Hail to King K

This is a must if one like to take a photo of King K. The building structure are cool to see; especially some of the trees near the building...........very near the state capitol... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Sugar Land, Texas

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It's a historical spot and to get know the history of the place is better than just take some pics. But, above all, the best thing here is to buy the Nathan's hot dog (right side)!

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a must if one like to take a photo of King K. The building structure are cool to see; especially some of the trees near the building...........very near the state capitol (across the street).

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Oahu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful statue of the King right across from the Iolani Palace. Do both in one trip. You can also walk over to the State Library and Honolulu Hale which is only a block away.

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Sea Cliff, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

When one sees the statue of King Kamehameha, the TV series Hawaii 5-O immediately comes to mind. This iconic statue is prominently featured in so many episodes of both the old and the new series.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Across the road from Iolani Palace and a popular trolley and bus stop the King's statue is a favourite stop for photos. Make sure you read how the King united the Islands by battle and submission with assistance from European firearms and a vision.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Take the red trolley bus tour which takes you on the historic trip in and around HONOLULU. They will take you past this and explain all the history for you about each building and statue. The #2 also takes you past this and right to The bishop Museum

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A warrior king. From the Big Island. Born in either 1738 or 1759. Prophesies and traditions marked him as the person who would unify the Hawaiian island kingdoms. Unifier of the Hawaiian Islands (1810). Guardian of the Hawaiian War God, Kuka-ili-mo ku. Chose O'ahu (the gathering place) as the 'capital island'. Unified and modernised the Hawaiian legal system. Promoted advantageous... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A must see for Hawaii history. You won't be disappointed with a quick visit. The King reigns! Bring your camera.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

June 11 is King Kamehameha Day. Don't miss experiencing a beautiful ceremony at the giant statue. First, specially selected local firemen use a HFD ladder truck to carefully hand wash the statue top to bottom. Then they assist in draping very long leis, each donated by specific people or organizations, from the arms of the statue. Once the draping is... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

An excellent spot to learn about the Polynesian culture, beautiful inside, great spot for pictures, Easy access, plenty of parking.

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