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Address: 364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
Phone Number: +1 808-522-0822
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii's monarchy, is a marvel of...

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 Majesties, King Kalakaua, who built the palace in 1882, and his sister and successor, Queen Liliuokalani, walked its celebrated halls. Today, you can enjoy one of the most spectacular living restorations in all of Polynesia and immerse yourself in Hawaii's royal heritage. E komo mai! Welcome!

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Traditional Palace

This was a wonderful palace to visit- everything is kept as it was, and the availability of your own audio telling the story of the Royal Family was terrific.Well worth a visit

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a wonderful palace to visit- everything is kept as it was, and the availability of your own audio telling the story of the Royal Family was terrific.Well worth a visit

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was talked into visiting the palace as I don't usually like to do the tourist thing. It was a nice place to visit and I did actually learn some interesting facts. The highlight was actually downstairs in the kitchen quarters where they had other rooms to view and we discovered displays of gorgeous vintage jewellery pieces and artefacts.

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Waipahu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's totally amazing seeing the history of our Royal Highness! Their stories really educates my kids.

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Waikiki, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We should have me the effort long ago to visit the Palace. Easy bus ride from Waikiki and good to escape the bustle of Waikiki. There are other attractions close by include the statue and building from Hawaii Five O?

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Cocoa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love Iolani Palace. The self-guided tour let's you go through the palace at your own pace and review the beauty of the Royal families rooms with great detail. My favorite place in the whole palace is Queen Lilioukulani's room. They go in great detail of the overthrow of her realm and the quilt she made with her hand maid... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Friends of the Iolani Palace offer guided tours providing a nice historical narration as they walk you through the building. For those wanting to understand and appreciate the history of Hawaii this is a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked a tour on website. Docent was knowledgeable and friendly. The palace is beautiful with some original furnishings. An interesting, historical piece of Hawaii's heritage.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Royal palace is very important building in Honolulu, but maybe little bit overpriced (cca 21-22 dollars per person). Nothing so special inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Go at your own pace with a headphone guided tour. Beautiful palace. Would definietly go back if we are ever back in Oahu.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our docent was very informative. Iolani Palace is a treasure. A must see to learn an important history of Hawaii.

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