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Address: 364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
Phone Number: 808 522 0822
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The home of King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani in the 19th century, this...

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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Iolani Palace is a great stop for some Hawaiian history. The premises are well maintained and they are constantly in the process of maintaining it. I was genuinely interested in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Iolani Palace is a great stop for some Hawaiian history. The premises are well maintained and they are constantly in the process of maintaining it. I was genuinely interested in the history of the palace as well as Hawaii. My only complaint is that the self guided tour is only allowed at certain times during the day and the guided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The palace is beautifully preserved. The audio recording let's you move at your own pace - spending as much time as you desire - at each station. The narration is very interesting! You get a feel for the time and the people from listening. The staff of the palace are very friendly and helpful! You must be able to walk... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy to get to by bus. Audio guides informative with extra info if wanted. Norman, room guide, was lovely and very passionate of the history of the palace and Hawaii.

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was full of history. Learned so many historical facts. The Palace was grand. A most visit if in Hawaii.

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Brookings, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Iolani Palace is a beautiful place, with fascinating history of the Hawaiian royalty. The guided tours are led by very knowledgeable docents who show an obvious passion for the palace and artifacts. Bonus: if you go on Fridays, like we did, the Royal Hawaiian band gives a concert on the palace lawn, complete with history background of the songs, singers... More 

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West Windsor Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Travelers who come to Honolulu just for the sun and sand are missing a real treasure. Iolani Palace is a fascinating place and offers a glimpse into the life of Hawaiian royalty during the relatively short history of the Kingdom of Hawaii. The rooms are well-maintained and the docents who lead the tours are very knowledgeable and passionate about their... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu represents a a piece of Hawaii's royal history and culture. Our guide was informative and gracious as she led us through rooms filled with original pieces and told us about the royal family and events and history that took place there. The Palace is located next to the state capital building with its statue of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice. Good overview of Hawaiian history. I could see going back several times, each with a different docent, because each points out something different and provides a slightly different point of view

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The most interesting thing about the palace is the history that surrounds it, including the imprisonment of Hawaii's last queen, as well as the fact that this is the only palace in the whole of the US. As far as palace's go, it's quite small and almost modest inside, but the Hawaiian's are very proud that it had electricity before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nicely presented royal palace, the only one in the US. The history of the Hawaiian people and the overthrow of the monarchy is laid out via your audio guide as you progress through each room. Ask the guides for additional information if required.

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