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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“hawaiian history” (425 reviews)
“royal family” (232 reviews)
“audio tour” (556 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
+1 808-522-0822
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Free entry and airport type security here but the building and it’s history is very interesting. There is also public transport stopping almost outside and is located in downtown Honolulu. Highly recommend for history buffs and those interested in early Hawaiian architecture.

Thank george l
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was really surprised how amazing this building is and found the tour through all the rooms fascinating. Easy to park close by and souvenirs available ... knowledgeable volunteer guides to further explain various aspects! One not too miss!!

Thank Queenslander902
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I can't believe it's a museum. The audio program was very well done, interesting and understandable. It made you feel you were actually there, taught you a lot and limited the amount of people entering so you can go at your leisure but have room...More

Thank picositter
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful place to visit, well guided audio tour, easy-to-make reservation system. Even my 7-year old child enjoyed it.

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Thank elenau209
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely grounds, impressive historical site. Well worth a visit, and if you read "The House without a Key," the locale will be familiar to you.

Thank ThreeRosettes70
Reviewed yesterday

This was an excellent first stop to learn about Hawaii before it became a US territory and state and how that came about. I learned things I never knew (the real story is the complete opposite from what I assumed the story would be) and...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 2 days ago

A friend of ours suggested visiting the Iolani Palace. The docent who led the tour, was excellent. He knows his Hawaiian history. It's a beautiful place and we learned so much.

Thank petespig
Reviewed 2 days ago

We toured this on a Saturday morning, early. As a result there was only one other couple on the tour which made it personal. We enjoyed touring all the rooms with the fine décor, while learning some about the history of the time. The tour...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Iolani Palace tour was a wonderful experience. Our Docent was knowledgeable and full of interesting facts. The innovations such as telephone and electric lights are marvelous. Our 45 minute tour extended into a much more in-depth discussion when we reached the basement.

Thank Ford8N485
Reviewed 3 days ago

The guides are well-meaning but my oh my they will talk your ear off. If you have little kids with you they'll go nuts long before the tour is over.

Thank generalklagg
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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.