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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
Description:

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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A stunning palace in a look at the life of the Hawaiian royalty before statehood excellent tour well worth the visit

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A stunning palace in a look at the life of the Hawaiian royalty before statehood excellent tour well worth the visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the self-guided audio tour - this allowed us to wander around at our leisure and enjoy it by ourselves. They have limits on the number of people who can be inside at any one time, so it's not very crowded. It's very well preserved and lots of things to admire. We really enjoyed seeing it all and getting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was thrilled to finally see Iolani Palace. It's splendid and the story and history behind the Palace is absolutely fantastic. I was glad to see so much of the History of Hawaii restored here within the Palace!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We wanted to see the palace and made our reservations on line . We hit the docent "jackpot" when we met "Auntie" Gladys. Not just knowledgeable but entertaining and engaging.. She made the Palace come to life with her stories. All of us (4 adults ) felt we had a great tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Palace sits in the middle of spacious lawns and the property has some off street parking. The ticket office is in a small building off to the side of the palace that could use more signage to direct visitors to ticket sales. My husband uses a wheel chair, once we purchased our tickets we had a short walk to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're looking for something to do besides the beach, take a guided tour of the Iolani Palace. You will learn some Hawaiian history. Get there early before your tour time because parking could be a hassle. There are spaces there but you do need quarters. We tried to park in the garage that was recommended on their website but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great for a rainy day or a break from the sun. Fantastically done. Our docent was terrific. Made a rainy day a lot better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ( husband and I) visited with our two fathers (94 and 93.5). They offered a wheelchair to make the time easier for them which was unexpected but great. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed learning the history of Hawaii through seeing this lovely palace and listening to the information that she shared with us. We're... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On our tour we got to visit the Palace twice. The first time was just the grounds and from the outside but in the evening we went back to view the inside, and have a meal on the outside terrace. The inside has been beautifully maintained and restored, even if it is relatively sparsly furnished compared to some british stately... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are interested in Hawaiian history then you must visit the Palace and the Bishop Museum. Believe reservations are required. The guided tour is very informative. The artifacts are beautiful. We learned a lot

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