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“Real royal history on US soil” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace
364 South King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
808 522 0822
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The home of King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani in the 19th century, this palace is open on a limited basis to the public. Reservations recommended.
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“Real royal history on US soil”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I've been to this historic, entertaining and beautiful place four times! I love it! MUST get the listening device!!!

Visited August 2012
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Honolulu
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“The only royal palace in the US”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is interesting if you like old grand houses, or you are interested in the Hawaiian monarchy. You definitely won't see anything like it elsewhere in the US. Catty-corner from the Palace is the HI State Art Museum, rather good.

Visited October 2012
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DETROIT
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“A Beautiful Palace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I've been to Iolani Palace several times and have always learned something new. Get your tickets outside the palace (guard shack) and be prepared to put soft footies over your shoes. The docents are very well prepared to show you around the two-story palace. Parking on the street is fairly easy.

Visited March 2013
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“Informative tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Though reluctant at first I was really glad I went on this tour. The cost is about $18 for an audio guided tour where you can take your time and go at your own pace. I learned a lot about the past and what took place in this palace. Definitely worth it at least one time.

Visited July 2013
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“nicely done”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

A very interesting part of the history. What a beautiful palace! We took the self guided tour using the supplied electronic equipment.

Visited April 2013
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