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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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  • Average7%
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“hawaiian royalty” (183 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
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Reviewed yesterday

Lots of history in Hawaii didn't know the had a long in the 1800 untill I got there. Across the street for palace is a court house with statue of king and info

Thank Derek F
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Reviewed yesterday

This tour was great! The Palace is amazingly restored and it is almost like it is out of a movie. The history is interesting and sometimes sad. I recommend booking in advance and doing a self guided audio tour. My only complaint it as soon...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I learned so much about Hawaii. It is a good balance to have this opportunity to see history first hand and to compare it to the tourist's view of Hawaii now.

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Reviewed yesterday

You are given an individual headset etc so can get the commentary at your own pace as you walk around this beautiful building.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you can tear yourself away from the wind and waves of this parsdise island, a guided tour of Iolani Palace is well worth your time. As beautiful as any European palace, you will learn the interesting history of the native people and their relationship...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit! Beautiful palace. Lots of history! We did the audio tour and it was nice to be able to go at our own speed. Nice way to spend a few hours.

Thank Christine V
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our tour was great - learned a lot about the Hawaiian monarchy. Everyone who visit Hawaii should have this tour! Sure helps understanding history and today's Hawaii.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning piece of architecture in Honolulu. You won't see much more like this in the way of big, beautiful old buildings here.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was such an awesome self guided audio tour. Wish I would have done the tour guide. Plan ahead as there are limited spots

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the only Royal Palace in the United States due to Hawaii's unique history as an independent power prior to United States annexation. It highlights much of Hawaii's unique and deep culture but also touches (too briefly) on the events that led to U.S....More

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Borong K
19 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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ooblueroseoo
24 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
31 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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