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“Nice change of pace” 4 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 #15 of 123 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.
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“Nice change of pace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It was a great visit to break up all the beach-going. The audio tour was informative and paced well. The building and artifacts were beautiful and the story is heart-breaking. All Americans should learn about this chapter in our history and appreciate how corporate colonization changed the world.

Visited July 2014
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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“Really pretty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the Palace. It was very interesting, and we learned some history, too. Wish we had taken our children to visit the palace on a previous trip.

Visited September 2013
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Newcastle, Australia
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“Beautifully Restored”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This building was easy to find and only a short bus trip from Waikiki. Well worth a look and get the guided tour if you can. A lot of the original furnishings are there and some interesting stories are provided about each room. You will need an hour or so to get through it all.

Visited July 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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“Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a fabulous historic site not to be missed! Audio tour is great! This is a piece of Hawai'i's history!

Visited July 2014
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“Iolani Palace-a great piece of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We took the bus from Waikiki to Honolulu to the palace. We waited only a brief time before our tour began. Before entering the palace, guests were required to wear some booties provided to protect the floors (what a good idea). We opted for the audio tour which was very informative. The audio tour was $14.95 and well worth the money. Even though I am not American, I was very interested in the historical aspect of the palace. We spent about an hour in total. If you are American, this is a must see!

Visited July 2014
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