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Ali'iolani Hale

417 King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
+1 808-539-4999
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Chance to see the courthouse

It is worth spending about an hour on the main floor of this historic building. It describes the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lethbridge, Canada
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Better than expected and definitely for Five 0 fans

We are Five 0 fans so of course visited this! We've been a couple of times before we went there on... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
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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 good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“iolani palace” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
417 King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
417 King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
+1 808-539-4999
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank welshman1955
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
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

Thank Jazzdat
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

Thank pdhgirl
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

Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

No visitor to Oahu should miss at least a drive by of this iconic building and the statue of King Kamehameha in front of it. Recognizable from Hawaii 5-0 it is here to see yourself. Walk around the area, many interesting things to do if...More

Thank j0ya0
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We had time to kill since we had a later tour for the Iolani Palace directly across the street. We thoroughly enjoyed the history in this building. I had no idea of how terrible the Japanese people of the Hawaiian islands were treated during WWII......More

Thank socalukgirl
Reviewed 23 July 2017

My husband loves this statue! It is a beautiful statue I must admit. It has been very well kept up over the centuries and the history is interesting.

Thank sharonn32
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This is the "house of the heavenly King" and was designed as a palace in 1874. It now houses the supreme Court and the judiciary history center. The Royal Palace is opposite. Parking lot onsite.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Nice place to see if you've got an extra hour. It's right across the street from the Iolani Palace, easy to visit after seeing the palace. Nice architecture. The Kamehameha statue is out front.

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Amanda M
5 November 2016|
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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.