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Iolani Palace
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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!
Reviewed November 11, 2013

I did the palace with a tour that included the summer palace and found it easier as you need to book in for a specifc time. But the palace is small and still being done up but worth a look.

Thank VicMit
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

We took the audio tour. This was worth the time and the cost was reasonable. The Iolani Palace website has information on a close parking garage. This was less than $10 for a 1/2 day.

We ate lunch at the art museum across from the garage and a block from the palace.

Thank JenR3107
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Little known judicial museum is housed in this building behind the statue of King Kamehameha. I would definitely recommend a visit inside the building and this little known museum which includes a replica courtroom which you are free to roam around in.

Thank starg8r
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

We went here to see the palace, which at one time was the residence of King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani. The palace has been lovingly maintained and the rooms are in beautiful condition. There is a free audio tour provided with admission so you can hear about every room in the palace, as well as the history of the Hawaiian monarchy. This is the only royal palace that is found in the United States, and is definitely worth a visit if you are staying on Oahu.

Thank ccsuwxman19
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Having seen the palace on the TV show, I just had to visit, what a great place to visit, really interesting and the grounds were fantastic. What a place it must have been when the King & Queens were hear.

Thank Glenkeen1995
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