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Address: 364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
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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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very interesting place

get to walk through the palace and with audio give plenty of info about the royals and location. worth the visit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

get to walk through the palace and with audio give plenty of info about the royals and location. worth the visit

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Olympia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

beautiful palace. The audio tour was well done. just the right length. full of interesting information about the king and queen. my children aged 8 and 12 loved the tour and palace as well.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Anyone who lives in Hawaii. Anyone who appreciates Royal palaces. Anyone who loves history needs to visit here.

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Norcal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After visiting the islands for decades, we finally decided to take this tour... The only royal palace on US soil, this historical landmark contains remnants of the Hawaiian monarchy that was overthrown by missionaries and businessmen with the help of the US military..... the culmination of a struggle for power and money, colonialism at its worst. Photography was allowed in... More 

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Madison
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very worthwhile to take a docent led tour. A great way to appreciate a beautiful structure while learning about the history of Hawaii.

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Elmira
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I researched top places to visit in Oahu, and this came up! So glad we stopped here and chose the guided audo tour! I loved learning and able to see what used to be, and what is. I recommend to check this palace out, you won't be disappointed!

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Algarve, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Willie Moore, our docent (guide) absolutely made this visit from my point of view. He was extremely knowledgeable and seemed very happy to share some of his knowledge with us. One of the other guides whose group crossed with ours at some stage told us we were extremely lucky to have Willie. If you are planning a visit make sure... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour of the Palace includes information about the history of Hawaii and the Hawaiian culture few of us have ever heard. It's an emotional journey through the, not so long ago, past.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a beautifully preserved historical landmark this is. It was worthwhile seeing all the cultural artifacts and learning about the Hawaiian culture and it's history. It's definitely more than seeing the brief photo clips on Hawaii 5-0. It's probably wise to book reservations. Parking was a task because there wasn't much. We ended up parking in a lot costing us... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there on rainy's, if you don't want to waste sunny day on the beach. Apart the rain, it was very nice experience to see and learn something about their history and their culture.. Amazing building very well presented and preserved, you have to wear slippers if you want to get in.. for the price of 21 dollars you... More 

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