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Ali'iolani Hale

417 King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
+1 808-539-4999
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5-0 Headquarters

This building is used as the headquarters on Hawaii 5-0. It's actually the Hawaiian supreme court... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
waynen95
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Alberta, Canada
Great Self-Guided Tour

We had a little time to kill after our Hawaii State Capital tour so we walked the couple of blocks... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
MarkStephenSouder
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Seattle, Washington
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Originally intended as a royal residence, the historic Aliiolani Hale was reconfigured to house government offices when Iolani Palace was constructed. Today, it’s still the home of Hawaii’s Supreme Court.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“iolani palace” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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417 King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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+1 808-539-4999
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is used as the headquarters on Hawaii 5-0. It's actually the Hawaiian supreme court building.

Thank waynen95
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We had a little time to kill after our Hawaii State Capital tour so we walked the couple of blocks to the Supreme Court Building and Museum. Unlike the Capital which had no security in place, you need to go through a metal detector to...More

Thank MarkStephenSouder
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

easy access by bus ,by trolley, by bike or just walk..statue of the king and the Iolani Palace is in it's opposite side. people stop by to pose for pictures.

Thank AikenJoshAndrew
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Through security, free entry & a great display on the ground floor including displays of early Hawaiian law and penalties as well as a courtroom to view. Chance to learn about impact of WWII on local people too.

Thank downunderbaby
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

After taking a self-guided tour of the Iolani Palace we walked over to see the Historic Aliiolani Hale. Ali'iolani Hale means "House of the Heavenly King" in Hawaiian. It's one of Honolulu's must-see landmarks that houses the Supreme Court of Hawaii, the court administration offices,...More

Thank WorldTravelers34
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

It is worth spending about an hour on the main floor of this historic building. It describes the history of law and order and how it developed in Hawaii. The original court can be viewed.

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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We are Five 0 fans so of course visited this! We've been a couple of times before we went there on a Tuesday and it was so crowded, I've never seen it like that, perhaps other days of the week are better or it was...More

Thank becg1021
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Decorated for Christmas 2017, the Ali'iolani Hale does not disappoint. Tours are free, but security is very tight. Even if you opt out of visiting the building's interior though, you should at least see the exterior. For history buffs, the beautiful building delights as the...More

1  Thank Jazzdat
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Being fans of Hawaii 5 0 we wanted to visit the statue but then decided to go into Court building behind the statue. They have security check to go through but once done you can basically go anywhere to visit the rooms. We got lot's...More

1  Thank pdhgirl
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Located behind the famous statue and free entry. Yes you have to undergo an airport type security check but really well worth the effort. The home of Hawaii's Supreme Court but it also houses a legal history museum from tribal law to the adoption of...More

1  Thank Llewellyn53
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Response from Gemz_12 | Reviewed this property |
And I only say that you need a reservation because that way you know you'll get in for the tour.
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