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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
+1 808-522-0822
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Reviewed yesterday

You do not necessarily need to get a tour guide for this attraction. The tickets are only $13 and you can get there with any bus ($5) from Waikiki ( both ways) . They provide headsets, it takes only about an hour to see the...More

Thank Natalia A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Palace and grounds is one of the most beautiful and easily accessed sites in Honolulu. Time did not allow for interior tour this trip but is a must for the next. Beautiful architecture and great photo subject. Knowing the history of Hawaii and the...More

Thank alanm012011
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is easy to catch a bus to Iolani Palace from the heart of Waikiki. The tickets are purchased in a building next door to the palace and you are allotted a set time. The cost was $14.75 with an audio guide and it is...More

Thank Nakitraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I are from the Big Island and wanted to play tourist for the day. We took the audio tour of the Iolani Palace. We were given a head set and an audio player that took us through the palace at our own...More

Thank Toni S
Reviewed 2 days ago

I highly recommend taking this wonderful tour of the only royal palace in the United States, and one of the few royal palaces in the world. The rooms have been renovated beautifully and show the grandeur and stature that Hawaii's last king and queen enjoyed....More

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on the guided tour of the upper floors, would definitely recommend, volunteers are very knowledgeable and artefacts and very well restored to their original grandure. Interesting to see how the royal family lived and hear about their story.

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Thank Dawnew86
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our visit to Iolani Palace was amazing! We did a guided tour and it was great to learn more about the history of the Hawaiian monarchy.

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Thank 823lauren
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was not open when I got there in the evening but I still got some beautiful night time pictures of it. It is worth a visit.

Thank doglover20162016
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth the $14 admission. Self guided audio tour with extra info and pics in the player provided. Don't forget to check out the artifacts in the basement, especially the jewelry. Palace has been well restored. Wonderful info concerning the Hawaiian monarchy and its overthrow....More

Thank Ty S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Palace is a beautiful historic building. Lots of the original furnishings are missing. They were apparently sold at auction at the time of the over throw of the government. Still unable to get some of them back. Beautiful grounds, not much parking available. The...More

Thank Sharon B
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Karen T
12 July 2017|
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Response from P9152PVkt | Reviewed this property |
There's metered street parking. Nearby Business District offers parking however; it is a bit pricy. Suggest that you catch the bus or taxi/ uber to the Palace if you plan on taking a tour.
Mayri L
22 January 2017|
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Response from Juanna C | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's about $22 for the audio self guided tour. You don't buy the ticket in the palace itself but at the old, small building beside it.
Kyoko K
9 December 2016|
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You only see the basement exhibit if you tour on your own at $5. Visit the Iolani Palace website for more info.