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Address: 364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
Phone Number: +1 808-522-0822
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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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The Palace is a Must-See on Oahu

Where else in the United States can you walk where kings and queens have walked before you? Iolani Palace has excellent docents so be sure to take advantage of that. The... read more

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Where else in the United States can you walk where kings and queens have walked before you? Iolani Palace has excellent docents so be sure to take advantage of that. The attention to detail in the refurbishing is impressive. For example, experts on textiles were brought in from the East Coast to trace where the music room's drapes and chairs... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In this beautifully crafted palace the last royal family of Hawai'i resided and gives a good taste of island life at the end of the 19th century. Everyone must go on a tour of this house museum. However, don''t miss the film in a room off of the courtyard or the displays of royal objects in the basement. Along the... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love the Palace and the tour was great. Very informative and pleasant. They listened so could answer questions we had. Loved it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was interesting to see and learn what happened to the royalty of the lands. The palace is beautiful and the restoration of it is wonderful. See so many artefacts being return after the place was guttered is wonderful. The reproductions of the queens dresses are beautifully. So worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were lucky to visit this "palace" as part of our tour and it was awesome. We got to take photos inside and relive some "Hawaii 5 O" moments. Great to be there !

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Honolulu
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can reserve a spot in a tour of the inside or just take pictures from the outside, it's in a central spot near the Kamehameha statue and Kawaiahao Church, the oldest church in Hawaii

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In addition to the audio tour, our visit to this treasure was further enhanced by an intern, who answered many questions. Each room is spectacularly restored and the audio descriptions provide insight into both the palace life and the history of Hawaii.

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Tualatin, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I are always interested in the history of places we visit. This is one place to go to learn about that part period of Hawaiian history spanning the transition between the late monarchies and the modern government.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Uhmmd and ahhd, so glad we bothered to take the time! Great way to learn about the Hawaiian history, how the Americans wronged the Hawaiian Royalty, great historical photo, loved touring the Palace and seeing how they lived. The patchwork completed by the Queen whilst she was imprisoned there is absolutely amazing....quilters and embroiderers will love to see it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Totally enjoyed the tour given by Auntie! It was an eye opener learning about the history of the Palace and of the Hawaiian people, i was definitely moved! I just wish the tour could have been longer and I wish we could have stayed longer in the Palace. Once the tour was over you could no longer enter the upper... More 

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