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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
+1 808-522-0822
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Reviewed yesterday

We did the self guided tour not knowing what to expect. I was impressed with the amount of history in the tour. It was also easy to move through and skip portions if you wanted to. My headset even lost power and was quickly replaced...More

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Thank rckndad
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful building in downtown Honolulu, but please be warned - despite what the TV series tells us, this is NOT the headquarters of HPD!! :-) Check out the huge beautiful banyan trees nearby.

Thank Caraybould
Reviewed 2 days ago

Depending on your bent you can enjoy this superb attraction on a number of levels. The house itself is a quite lovely piece of near-domestic architecture, well-designed with quality building materials and wonderfully restored. The early use of various technologies in the building such as...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 2 days ago

to get a view of Hawaiian history this is a must see .. tours are well appointed and self guided lots of history of the Kingdom of Hawaii... the Buckingham Palace of the state...

Thank antarcticaboy
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is a must if you are in Hawaii. So much a history and culture to learn and gain. Beautiful palace. Hawaii tour experts offers a really affordable private tour as well.

Thank sarahhggonzalez
Reviewed 4 days ago

Must see the palace! So unique and so much history! There is free parking on the palace grounds. The history about the island Molokai was very interesting.

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Thank lisaknava
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent guided tour...emphasis on guided. This landmark is not to be missed. History abounds...sad and happy. To truly understand the Hawaiian Story...Start here!

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Thank schultzgreenberg
Reviewed 5 days ago

Interesting history will defientely change your opinion of how Americans treated Hawaiians when we first moved to Hawaii.

Thank Alison K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace is a beautiful slice of Hawaiian history. We wandered around on a self guided audio tour - even my 7 year old was moved by history of the people.

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Thank nitchka78
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not kidding. I am not a stranger to the history of Hawaii and have a better perspective on the history of its people than most. After the guided tour, I feel like I know so much more. If every visitor to Hawaii were to...More

Thank Mackey75
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jane r
20 September 2018|
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Response from stephenwebb2018 | Reviewed this property |
We were there for about 90 minutes with children, and that was moving through fairly quickly. It is self guided, so you could easily spend more time.
Borong K
19 April 2018|
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Response from Sandra C | Reviewed this property |
We could not get the guided tour tickets so we opted for the self guided at approximately $15 each. The self guided is completely fine as the palace is really not that big and the recorders give you a lot of information... More
24 February 2018|
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Response from Cherokee14 | Reviewed this property |
no it free to walk around outside but if you want to the inside you have to buy a ticket not the much. parking can fill up quick we parked across the street in a parking garage wish not much at I think it was less than... More