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Iolani Palace

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Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii’s monarchy, is a marvel of opulence, innovation and political intrigue. Meticulously restored to its former grandeur, this National Historic Landmark in downtown Honolulu tells of a time when their...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
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Was lucky enough to happen to visit Iolani palace on the annual day which marks the anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, making the visit very memorable. The visit to the palace taught us alot about the history of Hawaii and the role...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shirlzjt
Reviewed 2 days ago

I joined Japanese guided tour with my parents on Jan 11.Actually I've been Hawaii over 15times , but I did't know about the history deeply ,King's family tree,very sad episodes and the King Kamehameha's personality!Knowing the depth of the cultural and political interchange with Japan,the...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our visit. So much history to learn about. Beautiful Hawaiian Palace the grandeur was amazing. Don't miss this historic site.

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank debra m
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am from Oahu and first-time attender. It is so beautiful in the palace. Just trying to imagine what it was like back then. My family and i did the evening program and it was spectacular going thru the rooms with a guided host explaining...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robertaka
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are visiting here this is a must. Great history lesson on Hawaii's past. I was very surprised with what we learned. Very friendly staff.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank meganplank
Reviewed 3 days ago

We purchased and attended a guided tour on Jan 4, 2019. Our tour was led by Keahe Davis and wildly exceeded our expectations. We learned a great deal about the history of the building and of Hawai‘i and had our curiosity piqued to learn more....More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful old building from another era that allows a glimpse of the past. Do yourself a favor however and read som objective history about Hawaiian history of this period and about the Hawaiian royalty. What you will hear on this tour is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MarineAir10
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am Born and Raised on the island of Oahu. This was a great learning experience. It was also nice to share my Hawaiian history through a museum with new friends that have just moved to Oahu.

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Compass61614203495
Reviewed 3 days ago

An absolutely beautiful building full of history. We learnt a lot on our visit. Suitable for every age, and our children were very interested in the tour. Visiting is a must if you are in Oahu.

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting history of the Royal Hawaiian family.Had no idea of this!Beautifully renovated building, audio guide very good!Extra fun to walk around in Kindergarden socks on your feet! ;)

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Date of experience: January 2019
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balucas61
January 15, 2019|
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Response from Againaloha | Reviewed this property |
For peace of mind....pre-book...they were really helpful.
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Susan M
October 29, 2018|
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Response from wasabiwahine | Reviewed this property |
There was a lot of parking available, I'm not sure where the handicapped stalls are because I took the bus and was dropped off right at the entrace.
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jennifere582
September 22, 2018|
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Response from D43206 | Reviewed this property |
We prefer docent led tour most of the time, and this was no exception. Docents usually fill in with additional history and we've found are proud to share their knowledge of a site that they love. Thank you to all docents... More
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