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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
+1 808-522-0822
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Reviewed yesterday

We included the palace in our Honolulu day excursion and we are glad we did. It gives you an understanding of what immigration did to their country and why the locals don't like us. If you want a guided tour go before 1000. Everything after...More

Thank JoAnne C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved our visit to Iolani Palace. Very informative and great access to much of the Palace. Be sure to arrive early enough to watch the 15 minute video prior to your tour--it offers some great info! The website indicates that the tour lasts 45...More

Thank MinneMama
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our Ohana (Family) was very Amazed to have walked though the palace, Our History will never be forgotten, I'm so happy that the staffs had shared that History to my Jersey Ohana, A place to visit when they return to Hawaii, My Ohana was there...More

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Thank cherylgH1657QK
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour was short but we learned a lot about Hawaii's last kings and queens. It was specially interesting seeing the objects in the palace, which spoke of the last days of Hawaii's Kingdom. The tour guide was a really nice lady from New York...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Parking is a bit confusing. We ended up parking at a parking garage a couple blocks away for a couple bucks. There is onsite parking though it is peculiar how to enter and is limited. Do take this tour. It's really informative and interesting. We've...More

Thank Imatravelinggirl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Art work and decor are beautiful, but not a must see if you only have a few days

Thank Jbrown2700
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took a "Hawaii 5-0 tour and stopped here. It was neat to see areas seen on location on the show. Be aware that you will have to enter a secure area through a security checkpoint.

Thank Ellejoycreek
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very attractive building with spacious grounds among compared to the other historic buildings in the area. We joined the group tour an the usual orientation was done, we were given shoe covers to preserve the old wooden floors of the palace. The palace was...More

Thank May S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Purchase your self guided tour tickets online for approximately $14/pp and pick up next door to the Iolani Palace. The audio tour is played on an iPod distributed at the palace with headphones and booties to wear to cover your shoes. The palace is beautifully...More

Thank kym72
Reviewed 5 days ago

The palace self guided tour gave an interesting insight into the Monarchy of Hawaii. I was truely amazed at the international guests hosted by the monarchy during the Victorian period. I was surprised to learn about how the palace was at the forefront of technology...More

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Karen T
12 July 2017|
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Response from Jennifer H | Reviewed this property |
I went on a Saturday and parked on the street on a 2 hour meter. I didn't notice any garages but since it's by the courthouse there must be some large scale parking.
Mayri L
22 January 2017|
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Response from 23QueenV | Reviewed this property |
It does cost to take the tour, which takes about 60 - 75 minutes when I went. The self guided tour is cheaper and may be a faster option. Have fun.
Kyoko K
9 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.