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Address: 417 King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: 808-539-4999
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Originally intended as a royal residence, the historic Aliiolani Hale was...

Originally intended as a royal residence, the historic Aliiolani Hale was reconfigured to house government offices when Iolani Palace was constructed. Today, it’s still the home of Hawaii’s Supreme Court.

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Think Hawaii 5-0!

Perhaps one of the most recognizable features of Oahu due to both the original series and the current as it is used in the opening credits. The building is architecturally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
Joya O
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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the royal palace provided some insight into the opulent lifestyle of the last Hawaiian dynasty. Unfortunately I suspect that the docent gave a somewhat slanted view of the royal family painting them more as victims of white imperialism while playing down their obvious excesses at the probable expense of the islanders.

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Thank TravelustSeattle
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5-O headquarters only on TV! Ali'iōlani Hale was started in 1872 and completed two years later. Designed by Thomas Rowe, the building was originally going to be a palace and serve as the King's residence. But, this was changed and the building housed the Kingdom treasury, Supreme Court, and other government offices. Today, it continues to be the Hawai'i State... More 

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Vancouver
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We were able to visit on Christmas Day. No traffic, parking up front, perfect! Although the facility was closed, we were able to walk around the building and check the landscape out. The old growth trees are amazing! So glad we made the stop!

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Thank rollingwheel
Crestwood, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Of course everyone recognizes this from Hawaii Five-o television show. The building itself is interesting with some unusual architecture.

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Thank Douglas H
United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Perhaps one of the most recognizable features of Oahu due to both the original series and the current as it is used in the opening credits. The building is architecturally beautiful. Across the street from Iolani Palace.

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Thank Joya O
Barrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

My boyfriend & I watch Hawaii 5-0 so we thought we should stop by here. It was very quick maybe a 10 minute stop. We parked on the side of the road using meter parking. It was cool to see just because we watch the show, other than that nothing too too special. We didn't actually go in the building... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

The history of Hawaiian law is explained here. The Supreme Court is actually in this building and it is still in operation. How they incorporate a museum and a court in the same building. Very informative.

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Thank Sharon T
Hassocks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We visited Ali'iolani Hale as part of our city tour. Interesting building with a chance for several photo ops. A must for 5-0 fans.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We didn't have much time to spend here but it is well worth taking a few minutes to see a key part of the history of Hawaii!

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Thank Linda T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I was a little disappointed as we only had 15 min on the tour from Pearl Harbor. Would have liked to spend more time there. The statue of the King is what Hawaii 5O shows on there show.

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