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Address: Tours arranged through Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
Phone Number: +1 808-532-3853
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Description: Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home...
Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home which includes a collection of Islamic artwork.
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Great Tour!

It's amazing to think that this is someone's actual house. the place is beautiful and worth going too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Kapaa, Hawaii

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It's amazing to think that this is someone's actual house. the place is beautiful and worth going too!

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

What a privilege to be able to tour the former home of Doris Duke, one of the richest women in the world, who became a serious collector and commissioner of Islamic art. We toured on a very, very hot day without the customary trade winds, but the tour includes complimentary hand-held fans, which helped a great deal. I had recently... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This Moroccan paradise home built by fascinating heiress, Doris Duke, houses one of best collections of Islamic Art. The setting the home, the beauty, the art somehow works here in Honolulu. It's expensive but worth it!!!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Shangri-la is well worth your efforts to see it. Doris Duke created a little oasis of Islamic art and design for herself and kept in mind what visitors would experience after she was gone. The location in Kahala is stunning by itself and when you experience how the designs and decoration of the interiors just meld with the sublimeness of... More 

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Te Puia Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very comprehensive tour, fascinating insight into the life of Doris Duke. Beware it is closed in September due to the heat. Best to book in advance.

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Skip the beach for a morning and head over to the Honolulu Museum of Art for a 2.5 hour guided tour of Doris Duke's labor of love - Shangri La. Advanced purchace tickets are available online. Undergoing constant refurbishment, this lush hideaway has historical artifacts and architectural beauty in an unrivaled setting. It is a fascinating and instructive experience to... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

So unexpected but really cool and well worth an afternoon in Honolulu. Make a reservation when you buy your airline ticket or you will never get in.

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los angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This two-hour tour of Doris Duke's estate was well worth the advance planning required to see it. Reservations are an absolute must. Separate admission fee of $27 per person (no discount for children or seniors), but includes admission to the Honolulu Museum of Art. Duke had exquisite taste, and the estate was serene and not overpowering at all. Very modern... More 

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I brought my friend who has lived on Oahu her whole life and we LOVED it! The architecture is spectacular and the tour was very nice. When our Shangrila tour ended, we had a nice lunch at the museum and tour that as well. Fun day with a great friend!

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Thousand Oaks
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Beautiful and fascinating home. As fun to see the grounds as it is to learn about its amazing owner. The tour guide gave a great lesson on Islamic architecture and artistic differences among the various cultures.

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