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Royal Mausoleum State Monument (Mauna Ala)

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Address: 2261 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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+1 808-587-0300
08:00 - 16:00
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A piece of Hawaii that is not the USA

This simple and unique cemetery contains the remains of the royalty of Hawaii. The majority of kings and queens from the monarchy are buried here in 3 major crypts and three... read more

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Kirkland, Washington
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Kirkland, Washington
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This simple and unique cemetery contains the remains of the royalty of Hawaii. The majority of kings and queens from the monarchy are buried here in 3 major crypts and three special tombs. This is a wonderful place to rest and honor these past rulers and champions of the Hawaiians.

Thank Travln-Dawg
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171 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is not US soil. It's the last holding of The Kingdom of Hawaii. If you are not Hawaiian you are a guest here. Act accordingly. Before visiting stop at a lei shop in Chinatown. Ask for three Ti Leaf Leis. These are men's leis reserved for warriors. Place one on the Kamehameha Vault, one on the Kalakua Vault, and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Lived on Oahu all my life and it was my first visit to the Royal Mausoleum. Luckily I had a day off to go there since it is only opened Monday thru Friday. Upon entry to the open gates, I was the only one there which was nice. Took my time to take it all in being on the grounds... More 

Thank chris730
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106 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Worth a stop if you are interested in Hawaiian history. The grounds are well kept and there are numerous other places to visit in the same general area.

1 Thank tpaterry
Newbury Park, California, United States
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This was one of our stops on our tour of Iolani Palace, and Queen Emma's Summer Palace. Beautiful grounds and lots of history.

Thank Teri T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Reverent, peaceful last resting place of most of the Hawaiian monarch and their descendants. The ONLY piece of land that remains in Hawaiian kingdom/crown lands. It is sovergin Hawaiian Land. Visit the final resting places of the Kamehameha and Kalakaua lines.

Thank Mkaai
Oxford, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Walking down here from the Queen Emma’s Summer House is well worth it. It only takes about 20 minutes to visit.

Thank ADocUk
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184 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

It is important to know that if you are visiting Mauna Ala that it is a very special place to Hawaiian people and culture. It is the place where Hawaiian royalty is buried. That being said, proper attire and decorum should be exhibited while there. There are times when very few people are on the grounds. At other times, ceremony... More 

Thank Cheryl B
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128 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

In all my trips to Hawaii I actually never realized this existed to be able to see it as a visitor. I was shocked and surprised to be able to go see it and pay my respects to the Royals of the Hawaiian Islands. The Grounds were peaceful and Spiritual in nature not at all like a tourist attraction. We... More 

1 Thank Julianna S
Campbell, California
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I've come here a couple of times before: to see the grounds, the tombs, the crypt, the chapel. But, what about the inside of the chapel? This time, a friend somehow talked the groundskeeper(?) into letting us peek inside. Wow. The austere-looking exterior gives no hint what's inside: warm koa wood paneling, wood beams and vaulted ceiling. Simply beautiful. I... More 

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