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King Kamehameha Statue

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Neighborhood: Downtown Honolulu
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Address: 417 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2943
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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In front of the Aliiolani Hale building is the King Kamehameha I Statue....

In front of the Aliiolani Hale building is the King Kamehameha I Statue. Facing Iolani Palace on the corner of King and Mililani streets, this landmark depiction of the warrior king who united the Hawaiian Islands emits a sense of strength and unity as he stands with outstretched arms.

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Large statue of king kamehameha

Located in a traffic circle in area near Iolani palace. Pays tribute to one of Hawaii most highly regarded rulers. Bronze with gold accents. Saw it last in February 2016.

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

Located in a traffic circle in area near Iolani palace. Pays tribute to one of Hawaii most highly regarded rulers. Bronze with gold accents. Saw it last in February 2016.

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

Wonderful presentation of the Hawaiian culture and royalty. Statue is situated by other attractions presenting the history of the islands. The judiciary building and the palace are in walking distance to further educate you on the island culture and development.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You have to get off the beaches and look around Honolulu to see the sites. Statue stood out in an area of several cool building including the palace

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very short walk from Iolani palace and city hall - will be unmissable on any guided or self-guided city tour. Admire the gold paint and strong demeanour of this well-known, divisive king. Pose for a kamehameha in front of him.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice statue of King Kamehameha. We stopped here briefly for a photo opportunity. No need to stay longer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you like history, then come and visit. There is a lot to learn and see about how the Hawaiian were ruled in the past and how things were during the 1880s.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of tour groups at that time when I visited there. It was so hard to take some photos without people around the statue.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to tour the palace across the street; however, they were closed. We walked around the outside of the palace. There are many homeless people in the grounds around the palace. We went across the street to see the statue. Also, I'm a big Hawaii Five-Oh fan. Bonus. The statue is nice and looks better in person than on... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Savage and ruthless, King Kamehameha definitely was a fearsome fellow, but this front-and-center memorial certainly does homage to his ability to gather many nations and islands into one cohesive and powerful group. How he did it and how he treated "the locals" -- another matter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove by this statue on a tour drive. We did not exit the tour bus but were able to view the statue from the bus. It is a nice part of Hawaiian history.

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