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Hulihe'e Palace

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Address: 75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1702
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+1 808-329-1877
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Wed - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Founded in 1838, this site is where the Hawaiian monarchy resided.

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Historic Landmark

You cant miss this place in the heart of town. Its interesting to walk through and see all the pictures and artifacts. It won't however make or break your vacation if you miss it.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kevin M
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You cant miss this place in the heart of town. Its interesting to walk through and see all the pictures and artifacts. It won't however make or break your vacation if you miss it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a look. Interesting artifacts and history. Nominal fee charged. Right on Alii Drive in Kona town.

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San Ramon, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hulihe'e Palace is a living remembrance that Hawaii was one ruled by a royal family, and this was one of their get-away homes. Great location right on the water

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Thank Rob M
Huntsville
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a palace. Beautiful antique furniture, articles of clothing that belonged to the princess.Self guided tour. Worth seeing

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Melbourne
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is well worth a visit when in Kona. Great insights into Hawaiian history and the knowledgable and friendly staff are a real plus. Beautiful building and grounds.

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Thank Martin B
Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The palace is a beautiful example of Hawaiian history. There are some wonderful artifacts from the last of the Royal Hawaiians and beautiful wood furniture from the Victorian era. Some of the workers or volunteers were quite knowledgeable about the history as well as the islands. I do worry about the palace not being climate controlled, but not my problem.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This palace is located in the heart of Historic Kailua Village and was the vacation home fro Hawaiian royalty. The house has a great deal of artifacts and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. The architecture is stunning and a great view of the ocean and the breeze is a wonderful relief as it was very warm the day... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked in off the street on a whim and loved the experience we found. Amazing history, beautiful architecture, and a gorgeous view from the upper balcony awaited beyond the front doors. Kids liked it, too. No public restrooms but they helped us out with our kids in a pinch. Do the guided docent tour to get the full story.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are getting hot on your walk through Kona, stop in and cool down in the shade and breezes that blow through off the ocean. The history of the building and family is very interesting as are the artifacts.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited to learn a bit about the rulers of Hawaii before incorporation by the U.S. The building is lovely and there are many interesting objects on display. The docents were extremely knowledgeable and made our visit interesting and informative. Wait until you see the view from the back porch!

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