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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
+1 808-522-0822
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One would never know this side of Hawaiian history if he/she did not visit the palace. The self-guided tour provides a sensitive and thorough overview of the history of the palace and its inhabitants over time. A must see in juxtaposition of Waikiki.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

You will enjoy the history, the architecture, the art, but there is a story there of one culture being 'changed' by another which may demand you make a judgement call on the outcome.

Thank Jackthibs
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm sad that it took me 8 years to visit the palace but I will be going again. There is so much beautiful history within these walls. You take a step back into time. At first glance you may walk by thinking that it's just...More

Thank Pulelehua323
Reviewed 4 days ago

Shows the sad history of how the last queen of Hawaii was deposed and had her position taken away. Yet another example of white male imperialism and colonialism.

Thank Kathy O
Reviewed 4 days ago

Most bus routes passes this attractive building..you need a palace guide to tour the area It is in the city..taxi, bus, car , moped, bicycle or by plain walking is an easy access..include this in your city tour list.

Thank AikenJoshAndrew
Reviewed 4 days ago

the palace was well kept and really gives you a feel for what it was like for Hawaiian royalty. It gave a me a very real sense of Hawaii aside from your typical tourist attractions.

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Thank SDhulagirl
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not allowed to use power wheelchair in Palace. Wheelchair provided had no cushions and was painful for this person who was obliged to push it with a 91 year-old mother!

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Thank arcy1947
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed our visit and the tour was great I did feel a little rushed at times We heard other tour guidea I wished we had been in their group

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Thank robertdebraj
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice building, with an intersting narrative from the palace guide. you can take as many photos as you like but, none of the guide.

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited with 13 year old grandson who loved the stories and preservation of history. Felt like the Queen was actually there sharing her home. It was lovely and recommended. Parking and finding lunch nearby could be difficult. Go on weekend.

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Karen T
12 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
9 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.