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Hawaii State Capitol

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Honolulu
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Address: 415 S Beretania St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2425
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Very interesting looking building, good to have a walk around the building and see it from different perspectives

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Dunedin, New Zealand
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

makes since that this awesome state has such a welcoming and friendly staff that makes visitors feel at home

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting looking building, good to have a walk around the building and see it from different perspectives

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

It was raining the afternoon we had planned to walk through the Hawaii State Capitol grounds. You can walk through it anytime as there are no doors that enclose the front and back. Father Damien statue (Priest from Belgium) that helped saved the leprosy colony in Kalaupapa is in the front on S Beretania St. and a replica of the... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A nice building and interesting story behind the architecture of the building. I would recommend a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Maclean93
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Hawaii Senate meets here and the Governor's Office is here as well. When not is session I believe you can visit. Check the website. On the left of Beretania St on the way downtown.

Chicago, IL, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The Hawai'i Capitol is a great building that is not your typical Capitol/government building. Built using modern Hawaiian architecture, the building has a lot of symbolism and is on the grounds of the Iolani Palace.

Thank chgotrvlr71
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Unlike most state building there are no columns, dome or marble stairs. Surrounded by a moat representing the ocean and supported by two cones reminding one of the volcanoes that formed the Hawaiian Islands. The building is sort and square almost floating in air. The manicured grounds are nice to walk around. Tours are available.

Thank Stefan L
Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Set in attractive gardens and full of Hawaiin symbolism, this is a pleasant and peaceful place to visit.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is one of the most, if not the most, unique state capitol buildings in the US. Its open air-style is befitting for Hawaii and is also supposed to remind you of a volcano. We only got a chance to walk through and around the exterior as the doors leading inside were locked. The building is near Iolani Palace and... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We did not tour the inside the building, instead just walked around and enjoyed the very interesting design. It needs some attention as this type of design if not kept fresh will look dated quickly.

Thank ladydrake

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