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Royal Hawaiian Center

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Neighborhood: Waikiki
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Address: 2201 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: +1 808-922-2299
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

The 310,000-sq.-ft. Royal Hawaiian Center sits on land once known as...

The 310,000-sq.-ft. Royal Hawaiian Center sits on land once known as Helumoa, the home of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop in the 1870s and 1880s. It’s highlighted by the 33,000-square-foot Royal Grove, one of the largest open green spaces in Waikiki. Throughout the day, the event-friendly area showcases entertainment and cultural activities, including arts of Hawaiian quilting, lomilomi massage, ukulele playing, hula dancing, lei making and kapa cloth making. No worries if you’ve been at the beach and are covered with sand. That’s the case with most visitors!

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Royal Hawaiian Center

Quite a few of the places in here were a little pricey to shop or eat at. Cheese cake factory is on the bottom floor on one end and it is a more reasonable option for eating. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
Evansville, Indiana

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Evansville, Indiana
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Quite a few of the places in here were a little pricey to shop or eat at. Cheese cake factory is on the bottom floor on one end and it is a more reasonable option for eating. It also houses the simply fantastic Rock-A-Hula show that is put on by Legends in Concert Waikiki on the top floor. They do... More 

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Oxon Hill, Maryland
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This is a pretty and decent-sized tourist-focused open-air mall, filled mostly with higher-end shops. (It's surprisingly dark throughout most of the mall, in part because of the dark wood used in the construction and the shade from the thick tree cover, but also because this is an open-air mall with ceilings over the walkways, which allows it to be convenient... More 

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St Albans, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Excellent show. Power packed with great songs of the past legends. We had Elvis, Lady Gaga & Michael Jackson. All 3 were excellent impersonators in their talking & singing voices plus their actions in each song from the original artists. The band backing was just the best and back up singers and dancers brilliant. The fire knife artist on stage... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Loved this centre has so much. Including the Cheesecake Factory. Located in a good spot. Loads of places to get the traditional Hawaii shirt. A little pricey tho. Does have some designer shops so head to ala monana for moderately priced shops

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South America
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

THE BEST IN THE ISLAND the only mall that has free activities, good food, very friendly from nice restaurants like panda express very cheap, to organic vintage to luxury places like wolfang the LEI MAKING great Monday and Fridays I think at 1 , the lomi lomi massage very great nice ladies all, that is Monday Wednesday and Friday at... More 

1 Thank turistadeccs
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

A must see if you are in Wakikiki! Great shopping and cultural items are to be found here. Got some great souvenirs to take home :)

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Burbank, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

LOVE LOVE LOVE this shopping plaza. 3 buildings. Many retail stores on ground floor. Food court on second floor. Fine dining on third floor. Also, they offer cultural classes through out the week! And they are all FREE! Some classes have limited seating like lei and weaving classes.... first come first server. We arrive 30 minutes earlier, only a few... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The shopping center is located in the heart of Waiikiki's luxury shopping district. The Owners did a magnificent job of renovating the shopping mall and local merchants were strategically placed alongside to a high end retailer. In addition to a food court with a lot of local food vendors. There are also a large variety of very expensive dining options... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I had an amazing time at the Royal Hawaiian Center. They were offering free classes almost everyday. There was Hula classes in the garden, Shows in morning and almost every evening. Ukulele classes 3 times a week with this most amazing teacher. I took a weaving class where I made a bracelet. and finally a quilting class taught by some... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Lots of expensive shops, but the cafeteria type eating area had a variety of economical eating places. There were also free activities and a couple of free shows on the stage on the ground floor including hula dancers and snippets from the Legends Rock a Hula Show.

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