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Ali'iolani Hale

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Address: 417 King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number:
+1 808-539-4999
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Originally intended as a royal residence, the historic Aliiolani Hale was...

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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We used the free blue connect trolley for Outrigger Beach guests to do a city tour which stopped here for 15 minutes. Got some great photos of a stunning building and a broader... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2016
Evan C
Launceston, Australia
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The building is a gorgeous piece of architecture which an interesting history. A must visit for Hawaii Five-0 fans!

Thank Maclean93
Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We used the free blue connect trolley for Outrigger Beach guests to do a city tour which stopped here for 15 minutes. Got some great photos of a stunning building and a broader perspective on the history of Honolulu. Great tour.

Thank Evan C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Early evening is best when viewing this statue and building, all the traffic will subside by then. Then come again in the evening and take great pictures...I've been told if u looking across the street at the palace u may see a ghost.

Thank Intels_Finman
Schenectady, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I loved this place. The tour guide was full of interesting detail into the lives and motivations of the royal family. The palace was restored beautifully, uncovering hidden niches, beautiful carving, stained glass lights and the most modern of amenities of the day. The monarchs sought to have a democratic monarchy patterned after Great Britain. You will not be sorry... More 

1 Thank Gemz_12
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Great place for those classic photos , the king is very regal, truly dignified, the backdrop so impressive,

Thank laidbackmax
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

The architecture by here is really beautiful. The statue has some great history, and across the street is the palace. If you are going to go down in this area, I would recommend checking out both areas for some Hawaiian history.

Thank Love4Travel616
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

So you get a kick out of watching Hawaii Five-O and you used to watch the original series?? Well, you will get a kick out of seeing the statue that is in the opening credits of Hawaii Five-O. It will be worth a picture or two. Parking can be a little bit tough. And the signs say to stay off... More 

1 Thank Allen21096
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

It is rare that a state's highest court is also a repository of the state's culture and history, not only are cases ranging from land-use to civil rights argued here, but Hawai'i's greatest king is also memorialized in bronze!

Thank Kash K
Milford, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

To be honest the only reason we stopped is because the family are big Hawaii 5-0 fans so how could we not get a picture in front of it! Parking is very limited but we did find a spot in the lot to the left of the building.

Thank mbwilson7
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Visiting the royal palace provided some insight into the opulent lifestyle of the last Hawaiian dynasty. Unfortunately I suspect that the docent gave a somewhat slanted view of the royal family painting them more as victims of white imperialism while playing down their obvious excesses at the probable expense of the islanders.

Thank TravelustSeattle

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