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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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“royal family” (230 reviews)
“audio tour” (550 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
+1 808-522-0822
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Reviewed yesterday

We booked our trip on line for the first tour. Parking there is challenging, but with first tour the 2 hour meters are available in the Palace parking lot. Our guide Joan was very knowledgeable and friendly. She knew so much of the backstory of...More

Thank mtang072017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely beautiful and informative. The queens imprisonment room as very emotional and inspiring. A must see.

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Thank 381toni
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing insight into the family that lived in this home and the history and culture of Hawaii. A very forward thinking King.

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Thank Machelle D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely Outstanding...The refurbishment of the palace is wonderful and takes you back to the time that it was the royal palace.

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Thank 23edwardu
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A ton of history and just a beautiful palace. What I loved the most about it was that the story of the family and their end was told through the eyes of Hawaiians. So they talk frankly about how the monarchy was over thrown and...More

Thank Aparna J
Reviewed 3 days ago

The building itself is beautiful and is surrounded of nice gardens. This place has a lot of history and culture. They offer tours. If you are interested in Hawaiian history you have to visit place. You can see other interesting things around it.

Thank Rocco2006
Reviewed 3 days ago

The building is beautiful to see, the visitor center has a tour available. Place is good for anyone looking to find information regarding Hawaii history.

Thank lalocadr19
Reviewed 4 days ago

I took the self tour of the Palace. The guides are professional and friendly. The Palace and grounds are just gorgeous and well worth the price of admission. I learned so much about the culture of the last royal family of Hawa’ii. If you are...More

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Thank cherylv744
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came to the palace just to see the building and grounds but decided to take the tour and we were not disappointed at all. The audio tour is only an hour long with time afterwards to explore the royal collection in the basement. The...More

Thank MattRichardson22
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have always wanted to see inside Iolani Palace and finally did so on my 4th trip to Honolulu. I arrived via the hop on,hop off Red Line trolley getting off at the State Building which you walk through to get to the entrance of...More

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Karen T
11 July 2017|
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Response from P9152PVkt | Reviewed this property |
There's metered street parking. Nearby Business District offers parking however; it is a bit pricy. Suggest that you catch the bus or taxi/ uber to the Palace if you plan on taking a tour.
Mayri L
22 January 2017|
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Response from Juanna C | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's about $22 for the audio self guided tour. You don't buy the ticket in the palace itself but at the old, small building beside it.
Kyoko K
8 December 2016|
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You only see the basement exhibit if you tour on your own at $5. Visit the Iolani Palace website for more info.