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Iolani Palace

364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
+1 808-522-0822
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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!
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364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
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"hawaiian history"
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"hawaiian royalty"
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"queen liliuokalani"
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"shoe covers"
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"electric lights"
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"original furnishings"
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"beautiful building"
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"self guided"
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"own pace"
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"great history"
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"downtown honolulu"
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"bishop museum"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good place to visit. Interesting history and how they were poorly treated by the USA. Overall worth the visit. Running commentary is provided upon arrival.

Thank Susan6231949
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Reviewed yesterday

As a history buff, I was pretty excited to see the holy royal residence in the United States, and it truly was beautiful. We opted for an audio tour, which wasn't as informational as I would have liked. I had several questions about things on...More

Thank Miriamjean
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Iolani Palace is such a cool place to stop to see and learn about the Hawaiian monarchy. I was amazed to see how the king and queen lived back in the day. The palace is simply beautiful. The high light for me was to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Iolani Palace has been restored to it's original beauty, So much history on display. Many of the original furnishings have been returned by collectors to allow everyone to enjoy the Monarchy Era of Hawaii.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

After some hiking in the morning we went to see the palace and it includes an audio tour, very interesting history. It stroke me most that they went to England for events and the Queen made them her special guests. We enjoy it.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Iolani Palace is good to see because of the historical aspect. We couldn’t get inside for some reason, but the grounds are beautiful. The King Kamehameha statue is across the street and is definitely a good photo stop.

Thank Tl M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Was lucky enough to secure a visit after hours. Personalized tour was great as you could ask questions as you went along. Glad the palace has been restored to close to original and now preserves Hawaiian culture. This tour is great to do with the...More

Thank Jake_MA_11
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the place to go if you want to under stand what happened to the monarchy of Hawaii. It also gives you a incite in another world in the1800s. The displays are easy to understand and it is a very moving story they have...More

Thank concorde7
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Took my toddler daughter to visit the palace during the week (telling her it was Moana's palace to get her excited) on our recent trip to Hawaii. The palace was wonderfully preserved and, thanks to tickets being timed, the number of people in the palace...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very informative tour undertaken by volunteers. We booked online but you could just turn up; we wanted specific timed tour. If there on a Friday, Royal Hawaiian Band perform free half-hour outdoor concert just beside Palace.

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Borong K
18 April 2018|
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Response from Sandra C | Reviewed this property |
We could not get the guided tour tickets so we opted for the self guided at approximately $15 each. The self guided is completely fine as the palace is really not that big and the recorders give you a lot of information... More
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23 February 2018|
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Response from Cherokee14 | Reviewed this property |
no it free to walk around outside but if you want to the inside you have to buy a ticket not the much. parking can fill up quick we parked across the street in a parking garage wish not much at I think it was less than... More
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tshep42
30 January 2018|
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Response from LGgirl866 | Reviewed this property |
I think it depends on how busy it is. Last month I tried to book a week ahead and could only get a Saturday tour. The good news about the weekend is there’s very little traffic downtown.
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