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Address: 364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
Phone Number:
+1 808-522-0822
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09:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii's monarchy, is a marvel of...

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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Iolani Palace

My family and I really enjoyed our visit to the Iolani Palace! The history is very interesting. The staff is very helpful and nice. Everything is very organized. We found the... read more

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Lakewood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I really enjoyed our visit to the Iolani Palace! The history is very interesting. The staff is very helpful and nice. Everything is very organized. We found the audio tour to be worth the money because it was very informative. I recommend making reservations in advance so you can get the tour time that you want.

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Lakewood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very informative and our Docent was knowledgeable about the history of the palace and the Kings and Queens of Hawaii that inhabited it. Restoration of Iolani Palace is ongoing but they have done a wonderful job in restoring it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went with friends and not sure what to expect. It was beautiful inside and certainly had a special air about it. Important to hear the history of Hawaii. Was moved to hear what had happened to the royal family and Queen Iolani...this was a highlight of our visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're interested in history I would say this is a definite addition to your Honolulu itinerary. If you're not, it's still worth the trip - especially if you're tired of the beach or sun burnt. It's also a good rainy-day activity. The history of the palace is very interesting and there's an informational video you can watch in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here last minute because we had time to kill the day of our flight home and were so glad we did! Such a beautiful place and so much history I had never heard before. We did the self-guided tour. A must see!

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The palace tour is self-led audio. When we bought our tickets we were assigned a tour time. Shoe coverings are furnished to protect floors. Don't miss the film shown in the old guard house. It is very informational, tracing Hawaii's history from beginning to statehood. Also, if possible catch the Friday noon Royal Hawaiian Band concert under a large tree... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is totally excellent! The only royal palace in the US. The video tour is excellent! (Be sure to listen to some of the supplemental material.) They had electric lights before the White House! Very progressive. You can also understand where the missionaries and merchants fit into the culture of Hawaii!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a wonderful activity on a hot summer day. The palace was beautiful but the best was listening to the Hawaiian history over the headphones that were included a part of the tour price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A stunning palace in a look at the life of the Hawaiian royalty before statehood excellent tour well worth the visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the self-guided audio tour - this allowed us to wander around at our leisure and enjoy it by ourselves. They have limits on the number of people who can be inside at any one time, so it's not very crowded. It's very well preserved and lots of things to admire. We really enjoyed seeing it all and getting... More 

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