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“You have to see this place.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace
364 South King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
808 522 0822
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Ranked #16 of 124 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The home of King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani in the 19th century, this palace is open on a limited basis to the public. Reservations recommended.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“You have to see this place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you like history, you have to see this place. It was wonderful. Steeped in history.

Go first thing in the morning. We reserved for 9 and got a personal tour. Just 2 of us and the guide.

Don't miss this one.

Visited March 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“Amazing artifacts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Loved the individual audio walking tour. Really showed how the monarchy embraced technology. Loved how actual pictures were posted in the rooms to show how the rooms originally looked, as well as how they have been refurbished. What a great way to spend a rainy day!

Visited March 2014
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California
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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is a must see for all. I could go here every time we come. Beautiful grounds, the wood interiors and the museum and history are not to be missed. The Hawaiian Monarchs visited and imported beautiful things from England and had electricity in the palace before the United States White House did..little known fact.

Visited February 2014
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Hawaii
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“A must if you are interested in history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Each year the museum gets better as more of it's story and the story of the Hawaiian monarch period is told. You pace your self for an hour or afternoon. You will appreciate all things Hawaiian even more after this visit.

Visited August 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A must-see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

A great trip through history. Such a beautifully tended space, treated with much respect. We participated in a docent-lead tour. She was informative, engaging and an utter joy. Thanks to all who worked to preserve this treasure.

Visited March 2014
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