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Iolani Palace

364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
+1 808-522-0822
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Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii’s monarchy, is a marvel of opulence, innovation and political intrigue. Meticulously restored to its former grandeur, this National Historic Landmark in downtown Honolulu tells of a time when their Majesties, King Kalakaua, who built the palace in 1882, and his sister and successor, Queen Liliuokalani, walked its celebrated halls. Today, you can enjoy one of the most spectacular living restorations in all of Polynesia and immerse yourself in Hawaii’s royal heritage. E komo mai! Welcome!
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  • Average7%
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“hawaiian history” (432 reviews)
“royal family” (236 reviews)
“audio tour” (568 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
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Reviewed yesterday

Not allowed to use power wheelchair in Palace. Wheelchair provided had no cushions and was painful for this person who was obliged to push it with a 91 year-old mother!

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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed our visit and the tour was great I did feel a little rushed at times We heard other tour guidea I wished we had been in their group

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Thank robertdebraj
Reviewed yesterday

Very nice building, with an intersting narrative from the palace guide. you can take as many photos as you like but, none of the guide.

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited with 13 year old grandson who loved the stories and preservation of history. Felt like the Queen was actually there sharing her home. It was lovely and recommended. Parking and finding lunch nearby could be difficult. Go on weekend.

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Thank Marsha J
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been to Hawaii many times but had never toured the Palace. I would highly recommend it. Our docent was very knowledgeable and very friendly. The tour took about an hour. Learned lot of history and the Palace is very interesting. Well worth the...More

Thank Twincityslim
Reviewed 3 days ago

We only did the free part, which was enough for us. It gave us enough of the history of the palace and it's occupants over the years that we were very satisfied.

Thank FredM737
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We learned so much history with the audio tour, it was pretty amazing. The palace is beautifully restored and when you think that you are seeing and walking in a place that had so much history, where royalty was, I mean, I don’t even know...More

Thank SusanLerner
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were in town for the Honolulu Marathon. On a private tour last year, we stopped for a photo op at the Palace, grounds and gift shop. I knew I wanted to continue to explore the area a little more in depth. I took the...More

Thank Marnette S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been to Hawaii many times, but this was my first visit to the Iolani Palace, and my only regret is that I did not go sooner. This is an excellent view into Hawaiian history, and you must do it at least once. Our guide...More

Thank rzsandoval
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Hawaiian crown tried to make its claim to being a serious dynasty. Health and politics were truly against them. The palace has resurrected this short history into a living form. Loved the ballroom and dresses presented.

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Karen T
11 July 2017|
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Response from P9152PVkt | Reviewed this property |
There's metered street parking. Nearby Business District offers parking however; it is a bit pricy. Suggest that you catch the bus or taxi/ uber to the Palace if you plan on taking a tour.
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Mayri L
21 January 2017|
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Response from Juanna C | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's about $22 for the audio self guided tour. You don't buy the ticket in the palace itself but at the old, small building beside it.
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Kyoko K
8 December 2016|
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You only see the basement exhibit if you tour on your own at $5. Visit the Iolani Palace website for more info.
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