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“Fabulous” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hulihe'e Palace

Hulihe'e Palace
75-5718 Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808-329-1877
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Ranked #15 of 111 things to do in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Founded in 1838, this site is where the Hawaiian monarchy resided.
Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

I love learning about local history and touring old homes. This house is full of the original furnishings. The staff is very knowledgable and answered all of our questions.

Visited April 2013
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“must visit palace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Perfect place to witness the hawaiin culture. The palace has a good collection of artefacts depicting hawaiin culture and history. Many events take place here. The palace is beautiful and attractive.

Visited May 2012
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Volcano, Hawaii
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“One of the Hawaiian Places”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Where else in the USA can you find a royal palace. This has great period pieces in it, and there are alot of cultural events held here. Nominal fee, and worth the price.

Visited February 2013
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North coast, oregon
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“An inexpensive treat in downtown Kailua-Kona”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We stumbled upon this piece of history while walking around town. Pretty cheap and full of history. The docents were very knowledgeable and the renovation is really quite beautiful.

Visited April 2013
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“Rich with History, guided tour recommended!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Awesome part of Hawaiian History, however artefacts weren't well labelled making a self-guided tour less interesting. They do give out quite a detailed leaflet for the self-guided tour but difficult to take in.

I would recommend taking a guided tour if you can so you get more out of it. We didn't ate the guided tour as I thought the 6 kids wouldn't cope well with the hour long tour. They would have definitely coped with a shorter one.

Staff were lovely...

Visited April 2013
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