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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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Royal Hawaii

We appreciated our tour of the royal palace, and learned about the history of Hawaii through its royal family. Spending about two hours of your Honolulu visit is well worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Manila, Philippines
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We appreciated our tour of the royal palace, and learned about the history of Hawaii through its royal family. Spending about two hours of your Honolulu visit is well worth it.

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Hertfordshire
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful piece of history, I would recommend the bus ride to see it, once there take your time to view it, and enjoy the lovely park that it sits in, also visit the museum.

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Flossmoor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really great! Get the audio rather than the guided tour if you want more information. Really great people very helpful with good information. Well woth the admission price

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Dallas, Texas
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was surprised at the layout of the palace. Huge rooms, larger halls, and the whole ground level was for state events. The history was fascinating. Totally eye opening about the culture, history, and politics of HI.

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Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Palace and took the audio tour. It was great learning about the history of Hawaii's monarchy. If you go, be sure to visit the downstairs area to see the items and photos on display.

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Ames, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful, historically important, impeccably,maintained building and grounds, was a joy to visit. Our docent, Douglass, was,outstanding - knowledge, passionate, articulate, and timely. Truly one of the highlights of our week on Oahu .

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Iolani Palace was built in 1882 for King Kalakaua and Queen Kapi’olani. The palace boasted electricity before Buckingham Palace, running water before the White House, a telephone and full bathrooms. The palace itself is imposing. Inside on the first floor is the Grand Hall with a staircase of dark Hawaiian wood, and portraits of Hawaiian Kings and Queens. The... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great overview of the history of Hawaiians and the development of the island. Our 18 year old thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend enjoyed our culture. She is from California and just loves it in Hawaii and 1st time at Iolani Palace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose the self-guided tour option! It was very well organized, informative and enjoyable! Beautiful palace!

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