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Hulihe'e Palace

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Address: 75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1702
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Founded in 1838, this site is where the Hawaiian monarchy resided.

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Historical landmark

We came across this historical landmark while shopping along Ali street farmers market Street Fair. It's extremely well-kept and restored to give you a glimpse of what life was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came across this historical landmark while shopping along Ali street farmers market Street Fair. It's extremely well-kept and restored to give you a glimpse of what life was like in the pass.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I always enjoy museums and other places of historical and cultural significance wherever we travel, and this palace of Hawaiian royalty, circa 1800s, is lovingly maintained and well curated. Situated right on the waterfront, this pairs well with a visit to the church across the street, and many restaurants and shopping in the area. The Daughters of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful and historical experience. Museum downstairs, furnishings upstairs. Educated , friendly staff. Great store. Only problem was No Parking, but easily solved. Really enjoyed the visit.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History, culture and worth the price of admission! I recommend you plan to visit for at least 1 to 2 hours and the visit the Gift Shop next door.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice piece of history in the middle of shopping row. Beautiful antiques include a lovely inlaid wood box was gift to the Queen from our own Mark Twain! Cost $10 pp.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here 13Jan17. You have to remove your shoes and you can't take any pictures inside. They took our money then informed us after we looked at the first room and started upstairs they were closing early. We got no tour with a docent, just a few questions answered while downstairs. Concerned that the artifacts are deteriorating as they are... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Hulihe'e Palace on 1-3-17. We learned a lot about the Hawaiian monarchy and saw many artifacts from that time. You must remove your shoes in order to enter. This palace is much different, smaller and more modest than Iolani Palace on Oahu. It is definitely worth a visit and the balconies offer a stunning view of the beach.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second trip to the palace which was the summer home of David Kalakaua. Stunnning décor and floors. Beautiful view and restoration. Worth the small admittance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of the King's 23 wives this was the house for his favorite. We only walked by and took pictures of front and back. Beautiful setting. Costs $10 to go in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great to see the palace more or less as it was back in Royal days. Docents were informative. No restroom use even after paying to visit. I was sent down the road about a quarter mile. Museum was not cheap either and restroom only for employees.

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