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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
Description: 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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This is a very recognizable place in Honolulu! King Kamehameha is right out front, and the court building is really very nice to look at. I recommend a stop-by if for no other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a very recognizable place in Honolulu! King Kamehameha is right out front, and the court building is really very nice to look at. I recommend a stop-by if for no other reason that the photo op.

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Hurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This was on our list of things to do and did not disappoint. Well worth a visit and across the road from the lolani palace. Some good history and reading to be had here. One tip for 5-0 fans looking for that picture, get there in the morning as the Sun is all wrong for that picture in the afternoon.... More 

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Cornwall
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Interesting place to visit if you want to learn the history of Hawaii. Free entry. Façade being used in current Hawaii Five 0 series. Expect security check of baggage before entering. Toilets inside building. This is right opposite Iolani Palace.

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Aliiolani Hale is the Hawaii State Supreme Court building. Exterior shots have been used for the current version of the Hawaii Five-O TV series. In front of the Hale is the famous gold-leaf statue of King Kamehameha the Great. The statue is a very popular tourist attraction; there was a large crowd taking photos. There are a number of beautiful... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is a beautiful building. Nicer than the Iolani Palace as an architectural point of view. There is a small but free museum on the second floor about the curfew era in Hawaii during WWII. The banyan tree in the parking lot is impressive. King Kamehameha V statue is in front of the building.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This place is right next to the Iolani Palace. We hadn't planned to visit here but the statute drew us in! The security is tight as it is the Supreme Court - x-ray machines and bag checks. Once inside there is an educational exhibit detailing the legal changes and challenges faced by Hawaii, with mentions of the history of martial... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Although the building houses the Supreme Court - so expect security checks on the way in), there is a great history interpretation centre focusing on Hawaiian jurisprudence through the ages. Includes a 1913 courtroom and lots of exhibits - including the only surviving jury chair from the first ever (Western style) jury trial. Sounds dry, but is worth an hour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Yes, anyone who has seen the new Hawaii 5-0 or just about any show or movie from Hawaii has seen this memorable building with the iconic statute of King Kamehameha. Plus it is across the street from the Iolani Palace so you get an easy twofer. Get a picture, visit the inside briefly to enjoy this beautiful building and then... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I've only seen a few episodes of the new Hawaii Five 0, but I did recognize the building used in the exterior shots for the squad's office, it's the Ali'iolani Hale, the home of the Hawaiian Supreme Court. Hidden inside this building is a small museum, that is free, that details the development of Hawaii's legal system from the days... More 

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

There's a small museum about old Hawaiian law. Beautiful rotunda with stained glass ceiling. Curved marble staircase. Don't miss the clock hanging from the ceiling of the back hallway. I think it's carved wood. It's reminds me of an upside down mantle clock. I loved it.

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