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Ali'iolani Hale

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417 King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
+1 808-539-4999
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Fascinating Historic Building

Built by Kamehame V to house the legislative courts and cabinet offices it is now the home of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Llewellyn53
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Melbourne, Australia
Very interesting!

We stopped in while waiting for our tour of the Iolani palace across the street... sort of by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
HollyRoger_100
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Originally intended as a royal residence, the historic Aliiolani Hale was reconfigured to house government offices when Iolani Palace was constructed. Today, it’s still the home of Hawaii’s Supreme Court.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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417 King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built by Kamehame V to house the legislative courts and cabinet offices it is now the home of Hawaii's Supreme Court and has an interesting museum inside. Most people just check out the King Kamehameha statue and leave but it is worth taking the time...More

Thank Llewellyn53
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in while waiting for our tour of the Iolani palace across the street... sort of by accident. We were checking out the King Kamehameha statue out front and wondered what the building was. We asked the security guard what the building was and...More

Thank HollyRoger_100
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

If you like to watch Hawaii 5-0 Tv show-- this is a must see-- beautiful building-- we didn't go inside due to limited time- we had a tour time for Iolani Palace so got pictures and went back to palace- had another tour after palace...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

This building is used as the headquarters on Hawaii 5-0. It's actually the Hawaiian supreme court building.

Thank waynen95
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

We had a little time to kill after our Hawaii State Capital tour so we walked the couple of blocks to the Supreme Court Building and Museum. Unlike the Capital which had no security in place, you need to go through a metal detector to...More

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Reviewed February 28, 2018

easy access by bus ,by trolley, by bike or just walk..statue of the king and the Iolani Palace is in it's opposite side. people stop by to pose for pictures.

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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Through security, free entry & a great display on the ground floor including displays of early Hawaiian law and penalties as well as a courtroom to view. Chance to learn about impact of WWII on local people too.

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Reviewed January 27, 2018

After taking a self-guided tour of the Iolani Palace we walked over to see the Historic Aliiolani Hale. Ali'iolani Hale means "House of the Heavenly King" in Hawaiian. It's one of Honolulu's must-see landmarks that houses the Supreme Court of Hawaii, the court administration offices,...More

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Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

It is worth spending about an hour on the main floor of this historic building. It describes the history of law and order and how it developed in Hawaii. The original court can be viewed.

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Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

We are Five 0 fans so of course visited this! We've been a couple of times before we went there on a Tuesday and it was so crowded, I've never seen it like that, perhaps other days of the week are better or it was...More

Thank becg1021
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Response from Gemz_12 | Reviewed this property |
And I only say that you need a reservation because that way you know you'll get in for the tour.
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