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Review of Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace
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US$43.00*
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Ranked #23 of 339 things to do in Honolulu
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the palace. While I find these type of places kind of boring this was a little different and now knowing the history I can appreciate it even more. A place people need to visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This palace was an amazing hive of information. There are limited escorted tours so check days and plan ahead. However they have a recorded tour where you listen. This is what we took and found it extremely informative. Tickets must be obtained from the barracks on the left as you enter.

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the palace because we wanted to see some history and get a better picture of Hawaii’s culture. We were impressed with the presentation and the helpfulness of the staff. The palace was small but there was a lot of detail. The place was well taken care of and you felt like you were truly stepping back 125 years

Thank 119gogoRooster
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour!! Book ahead for for the Docent tour- so worth the time and $$ to learn about Hawaiian Monarchy and history we never learned in school.

Thank Heather A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was nicely conducted.The volunteer had a very good understanding on the history of Hawaii. We are also interested about the town planning and architecture of the palace itself, which would be nicer if explanation could be included in the tour. The exhibition in the basement was good. We suggest starting the tour there.

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