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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 history” (458 reviews)
“audio tour” (600 reviews)
“hawaiian royalty” (179 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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+1 808-522-0822
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really enjoy learning about the Hawai'ian royalty, albeit rather sad. The palace is elegant and beautiful, especially the woodwork. The self-guided tour takes approx. 60 minutes and it's also well worth spending extra time downstairs. There is a temporary exhibit about Hawai'i's history with...More

Thank NANNAFORPEYTON
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After 8 years, we finally made it to the Palace. It was a very interesting place to visit. I basically knew the History going in but when you see the bedroom where the Queen was confined to, it really makes it even sadder. Especially since...More

Thank Deborah B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not at all what I expected. If you have time on your visit then the palace is worth a visit. Hardly anyone else at the palace when we attended.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited on Sunday and had the palace for ourself. It turned out that there was no tour on Sunday so we could not tour the inside. The palace was not an important tour in our itinerary but it turned out the opposite. The architecture...More

Thank Daniel C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After years of visiting Honolulu, we finally decided to visit the Palace. In retrospect we didn't miss much. While historically significant there is not much there other than the grand staircase. There are examples of fine Koa wood but not much else. Kinda feels like...More

Thank caljang
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The palace was so beautiful, we really enjoyed our self guided tour. We wanted to go on a guided one but, we went on a Monday and they only had the self guided tours -- it had a lot of information and was very informative....More

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Thank mustangfranci
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A must see during your visit to Oahu. This place is beautiful, lots of history, the staff is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the history of the Hawaiian monarchy. We highly recommended this place to anyone visiting Oahu.

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Thank frr2408
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the audio tour of Iolani Palace while in Honolulu. It was a very interesting tour providing a good background on Hawaiian history and culture. Definately worth the time if in Honolulu.

Thank DaveG873
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We felt we had to see this place. We have such a love of Hawaii we had this on our list of must see places on Oahu. It was a bit pricey for the admission, but no regrets. The place was opulent.

Thank Lynne G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great tour! Awesome opportunity to get away from the beach and take in some history of the island. Highly recommend!

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Thank Ashley J
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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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