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Address: 364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
Phone Number:
+1 808-522-0822
Today
09:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii's monarchy, is a marvel of...

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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We were very excited to see the residence of America's only royal family. We did the audio tour and it was great to hear about the history of the Hawaiian royal family as well as... read more

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were very excited to see the residence of America's only royal family. We did the audio tour and it was great to hear about the history of the Hawaiian royal family as well as the annexation of Hawaii to the US. I strongly recommend that this is a stop on your trip to Hawaii. It should only ale about... More 

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Fairfield, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a nice tour, kind of depressing once you know what went on. Very clean and well kept. The staff were very pleasant.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an excellent experience touring Iolani Palace. Our tour guide was very interesting and lots of fun. I learned a lot about Hawiian history and saw so many beautiful things.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The audio tour was very good, as you could pause and move at your own pace. The price was reasonable and the info on the Hawaiian people and culture was priceless. The over through of the monarchy and the imprisonment of the Queen was upsetting. The beauty of this culture was wonderfully depicted in the restoration of the original palance... More 

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Chatham, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

had a wonderful tour! this gives you a great sense of the history of the Hawaiin monarchy and how they lived.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to reflect on the history and culture of Hawaii, a good change of scenery from the Waikiki beach

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gives you a good idea of the history of Hawaii and the leaders prior to it becoming a state. The palace is beautiful and has been restored. I would highly recommend this for anyone visiting.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Make a reservation. We got there just after midday and had to wait nearly 3 hours to get into the palace. We did use the time to visit the basement (which you can do as a stand alone visit for $5) and then went over to the capital and the court rooms opposite (which is free and I think really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Touring the only Royal Palace on U.S, soil is a very good experience. My wife and I have been visiting Hawaii for 33 years and the Palace has always been on our to do list. I'm so glad we finally did it. We took the audio tour after watching the 15 minute video (continuous loop) about the history of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Iolani Palace is situated quite near downtown Honolulu and can be reached by bus from Waikiki easily. As it was a nice day I walked from Waikiki - it took about 30 mins. The Palace trip takes about 30-45 mins and can be undertaken either with a self-controlled audio guide or with an actual guide. I chose the former... More 

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