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“A must see and do!!”
Review of Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace
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$114.14*
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Monarch's Tour: Bishop Museum & Iolani Palace Combo Tour
Ranked #12 of 322 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A must see and do!!”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

When you visit Hawaii, let it be more than just a dip in the incredible ocean, but learn more about the history of the islands and its natives. It is so much more than one of the 50 states of the US. It even was a monarchy, with a real king and queen... So go check it out!

Visited August 2012
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“I wish they would let you take pictures”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Beautiful palace, but they prohibit picture taking. This would be fine if they sold photo books of the palace, but when we visited, they only had the japonese version as the english version was being updated. They do not allow backpacks either, but there are lockers - you have to get a key in exchange for your ID where you buy tickets.

Visited July 2012
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Hilo, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“History to treasure”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

For most visitors, the history of Hawaii is fairly unknown. This is a rare opportunity to revisit the Hawaii of the late 1800's and see the restoration of the only Palace now in the United Staes.

Visited August 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A Must-Do!”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

My second visit to I'olani Palace in the past year. Take a docent-led tour. The docents are highly knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. I'olani Palace itself is amazing. Go!

Visited January 2012
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Beaconsfield, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Part of the local heritage!”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

Nice palace to visit and get some historic background on the rulers of the islands. The visit is not that long, less than one hour, and worth the stop.

Visited August 2012
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