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Address: 364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
Phone Number:
+1 808-522-0822
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09:00 - 16:00
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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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Must visit, history kids will love it

I rented self audio tour with my two teens ages 11 and 13. Both boys enjoyed the history and the visit. If you take water bottles with you, don't forget to pick up upon exit. Also... read more

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I rented self audio tour with my two teens ages 11 and 13. Both boys enjoyed the history and the visit. If you take water bottles with you, don't forget to pick up upon exit. Also beware the audio ipod things may run out of battery in thr middle of the tour, be sure to get another one if it... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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We stopped by on our last day in Hawaii and mostly just walked around the outside. We looked around and took some beautiful pictures.

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Livingston, New Jersey
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I love this tourist. It was very informative. The employees provided plenty of details in the history of the palace. So much work went into restoring the palace. The decor and renovation was excellent.

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Waianae, Hawaii
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very well organized and the feeling of long ago verses today. Beautiful artifacts and very informative. Staff are filled with the love of the culture and all visitors, treat each one with respect and with dignity! IMUA...(go forward)....

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Millville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're in Honolulu on a trip you have to visit the Iolani Palace. It has a lot of very interesting information on Hawaii that is great for everyone regardless of your interest in history. It's such a beautiful place. I suggest booking your trip to the palace a day or two in advance online, they have a very simple... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The palace is worth seeing if you are interested in the history of Hawaii and the Royal family. The audio took was just perfect, the artefacts are unique and the house beautiful.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful palace with a very interesting past. I did the audio tour which was informative and interesting, but personally feel it is over priced. You can pay a smaller fee to visit the basement, which is ok but I feel the main attraction is visiting the rooms upstairs where the royals lived and the queen was imprisoned

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had very little knowledge about Hawaii's history part from Pearl Harbour which is high on the radar with the Missouri memorial and mostly from Hollywood movies. There is normally passing comment on when Hawaii became the 50th State as a matter of "pride". What is not mentioned and skipped over is how Hawaii was in fact annexed by the... More 

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Beautiful piece of Hawaiian history. I didn't know much at all about what happened to the Hawaiian monarchy. This was a great learning experience and the palace is beautiful. I did the self guided tour which was great. If you're military you get the tour free on certain Sunday's.

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We did the audio tour of the Palace. The tour is only 45 minutes long, but plan on spending some time maybe another 30 minutes in the basement looking at additional displays. You can book the audio tour, or guided tour in advance thru their website. The palace is a few blocks from downtown and only a 15 minute walk... More 

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