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Iolani Palace

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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...more
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364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The palace is incredible architecture for the time it was built. Close by is other buildings , I go to Honolulu library building is an old Carnegie built library and architecture is very nice. Great photo opportunity here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank artxnuc54
Reviewed 2 days ago

I will recommend to my friends and family to visit the Iolani Place and learn the about the Hawaiian history. Very educational information about the kings and queens of Hawaii. My family from Japan enjoy it very much

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have very much enjoyed our guided tour with Kathy, who gave us with her expertise and colorful description of the history of Iolani Palace and historic events that have taken place there. We have learned a lot about Hawaiian history and monarchy. Thank you!

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wengepenge
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent historical lesson, self guided tour was great. Easy to understand and to follow around the palace room to room. Not too crowded.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Angela M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful palace that was built to showcase Hawaii as a great sovereign nation. This palace had electric lights and a telephone before the White House did. The palace represents Hawaii’s rich culture and there is an important story for every American to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fablok
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did not stop just had a photo opportunity looks amazing, was really glad to see it. We then went to Pearl Harbour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So glad we took the time to visit the Iolani Palace. We enjoyed the informational video before we toured the actual palace and basement gallery. We chose the self-guided tour which allowed us to set our own pace. Admission is $20. Fascinating history. The furnishings,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1996LuckynLove
Reviewed 6 days ago

Iolani Palace is the place where the last queen of HI was imprisoned before the US illegally annexed HI into the union. You can learn a lot about the history of HI by visiting this place, although it is rather costly as you have to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Donna M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you see this — RIDE THE CITY BUS to it. Don’t pay for a tour. Get headphones or follow one of the excellent docents. Tours are more rushed and crowded. They also don’t give time for grounds pictures. My boys (11 & 13) really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carebear5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting building, and full of history. It is open Monday through Saturday. Maybe it was the time we were there, but there were very few people there. Right across the street is the King Kamehameha statue.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Susan M
30 October 2018|
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Response from wasabiwahine | Reviewed this property |
There was a lot of parking available, I'm not sure where the handicapped stalls are because I took the bus and was dropped off right at the entrace.
23 September 2018|
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Response from D43206 | Reviewed this property |
We prefer docent led tour most of the time, and this was no exception. Docents usually fill in with additional history and we've found are proud to share their knowledge of a site that they love. Thank you to all docents... More
jane r
20 September 2018|
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