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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
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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A great tribute to one of Hawaii's greatest. A reminder of the history of the islands and its origins.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Carseland, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The statue is beautiful, however we were happy to tour the Supreme Court Building behind the statue. It's a self guided tour, but it gives you a great overview of colonialism in Hawaii. They even have artifacts used by people after Pearl Harbor was bombed. It's free, the building is beautiful and it's the perfect activity to do while you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the sites used in the television series Hawaii Five O. Even if you are not a fan of the series, the Statue is worthy of a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My 2 friends, wife and I, rented a car and drove all the way up to where Its located and what a neat location...Awesome!! We loved It anyway hope will like It as well!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to see this beautiful statue this building and the building across the road are familiar to Hawaii 5 0 watchers. There is also a Palace across the road bonus!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great tribute to one of Hawaii's greatest. A reminder of the history of the islands and its origins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is obivously on the must-see tour of Honolulu; I suggest a visit to the Supreme Court as well, which has an excellent museum of Hawaiian legal history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit Hawaii, I personally think it's a must to know about King Kamehameha. Visit the Iolani palace and get to know about the royal Hawaiian family and it's true history. Show some respect to the place and people you are visiting. A vacation can include some contemplation on the history of its place instead of just being superficial... More 

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