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Address: Tours arranged through Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
Phone Number: +1 808-532-3853
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Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home...

Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home which includes a collection of Islamic artwork.

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A must in Honolulu

Fascinating tour of Doris Duke estate. Tour guide was very interesting and informative. Amazing ocean views and architecture.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
stephanie b
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Roswell, Georgia
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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating tour of Doris Duke estate. Tour guide was very interesting and informative. Amazing ocean views and architecture.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was excellent. Started and stopped on time; bus driver was very good; docent was knowledgeable and spoke clearly and loudly so all could hear. The magnificent collection of Middle Eastern art and furnishings is almost beyond belief - to have so much in one place and to have been collected so long ago by an individual with true... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a tour we heard about through the concierge from the Royal Hawaiian. You need to get to the museum and get the bus to Shangri La. And you must book in advance, this tour is very often sold out. It was totally fascinating. The innovation in this house from so long ago is mind boggling, and you can... More 

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Saitama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Doris Duke was the richest person in the world and developed a taste for Islamic Art of all kinds - her summer home on Hawaii has themed rooms from different parts of the Islamic world and the whole experience is astonishing......unlimited wealth meets exquisite taste on a tropical island. Good Points 1. The house contains rooms that are designed around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff and a good coach ride. The house is pretty awesome but it is a shame you are not allowed to take pictures (only outside)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour has to be booked in advance through the museum, but it is worth it. The property is stunning and has an interesting history. If you get the right guide, it can be a superb experience learning about Moorish art and architecture.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This interesting home tour takes you inside one of the private estates of a wealthy philanthropist. Situated in a posh oceanfront residential neighborhood in Kahala, the estate is styled with many middle eastern artifacts and architectural features. Tours begin and end at the Honolulu Museum of Arts which has a very nice cafe where you can make reservations for lunch.... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Tours of Shangri La only run certain days of the week, and they often book up in advance, so coming here takes a bit of advance planning but it is worth it! My tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the building itself, in addition to the artifacts and artwork displayed throughout the house. Shangri La is a... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

I was born and raised in Honolulu and returned for my 50th Punahou reunion. My wife booked us on this tour of Doris Duke's mansion on Kahala Avenue. I must have jogged past this house a thousand times. The tour is well done, and the story of the world's richest woman, and her lifetime love affair with Islamic art is... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Shangri La is just exquisite. The home with its picturesque setting, beautiful design and Moroccan features was way ahead of its time. If you're in the Honolulu area, by all means take the time to go and experience this beautiful home.

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