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Address: 364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
Phone Number: +1 808-522-0822
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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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Fascinating Window into HI History

In addition to the audio tour, our visit to this treasure was further enhanced by an intern, who answered many questions. Each room is spectacularly restored and the audio... read more

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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In addition to the audio tour, our visit to this treasure was further enhanced by an intern, who answered many questions. Each room is spectacularly restored and the audio descriptions provide insight into both the palace life and the history of Hawaii.

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Tualatin, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I are always interested in the history of places we visit. This is one place to go to learn about that part period of Hawaiian history spanning the transition between the late monarchies and the modern government.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Uhmmd and ahhd, so glad we bothered to take the time! Great way to learn about the Hawaiian history, how the Americans wronged the Hawaiian Royalty, great historical photo, loved touring the Palace and seeing how they lived. The patchwork completed by the Queen whilst she was imprisoned there is absolutely amazing....quilters and embroiderers will love to see it.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Totally enjoyed the tour given by Auntie! It was an eye opener learning about the history of the Palace and of the Hawaiian people, i was definitely moved! I just wish the tour could have been longer and I wish we could have stayed longer in the Palace. Once the tour was over you could no longer enter the upper... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a wonderful palace to visit- everything is kept as it was, and the availability of your own audio telling the story of the Royal Family was terrific.Well worth a visit

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was talked into visiting the palace as I don't usually like to do the tourist thing. It was a nice place to visit and I did actually learn some interesting facts. The highlight was actually downstairs in the kitchen quarters where they had other rooms to view and we discovered displays of gorgeous vintage jewellery pieces and artefacts.

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Waipahu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's totally amazing seeing the history of our Royal Highness! Their stories really educates my kids.

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Waikiki, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We should have me the effort long ago to visit the Palace. Easy bus ride from Waikiki and good to escape the bustle of Waikiki. There are other attractions close by include the statue and building from Hawaii Five O?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love Iolani Palace. The self-guided tour let's you go through the palace at your own pace and review the beauty of the Royal families rooms with great detail. My favorite place in the whole palace is Queen Lilioukulani's room. They go in great detail of the overthrow of her realm and the quilt she made with her hand maid... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Friends of the Iolani Palace offer guided tours providing a nice historical narration as they walk you through the building. For those wanting to understand and appreciate the history of Hawaii this is a must see.

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