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Ali'iolani Hale

417 King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
+1 808-539-4999
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Interesting place to visit

Being fans of Hawaii 5 0 we wanted to visit the statue but then decided to go into Court building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Visit the building behind the famous statue

Located behind the famous statue and free entry. Yes you have to undergo an airport type security... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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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.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
417 King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
+1 808-539-4999
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 28 May 2017

Perhaps because it is still a government building, home of the state Supreme Court, instead of a museum, the Ali'iolani Hale seems to be somewhat overlooked even by those tourists who do explore downtown, the Iolani Palace, etc. It was built in the early 1870s...More

Thank jenedc2016
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Out front is the statue of the first king of unified Hawaii. Enough said as you should visit and pay homage if that is your thing.

Thank parbendra
Reviewed 26 April 2017

On our way by local bus to China Town for lunch we stopped at Aliiolani Hale, what a lovely building , very impressive and free to visit . It was built by Lota Kapuaiwa Kamehameha V who became King in 1863. Opened in 1874 it...More

Thank roy v
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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.