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Iolani Palace, Honolulu: 36 reviews and 59 photos

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I HAD A SPLENDID MORNING OF BEING ABLE TO GO ON A TOUR OF THE INSIDE OF IOLANI PALACE THAT SITS OFF OF KING STREET..WHAT A FABULOUS TIME OF HEARING THE EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS AND THE PEOPLE OF HAWAIIAN MONARCHY AS THEY LIVED IN THE PALACE...I FELT AN HONOUR AND AN APPRECIATION OF THAT BUILDING AND THE PEOPLE THAT FOUNDED AND BUILT HAWAII..BEING ABLE TO SEE ALL THAT VALUABLE AND BEAUTIFUL KOA WOOD THAT DECORATED THE INSIDE STAIRCASE AND TABLES AND BOWLS...WAS AWESOME....SEEING ALL THE SPLENDID ROOMS THAT WERE IN THE PALACE..WAS FASCINATING!!!!!! A Hawaiian national treasure and the only official state residence of royalty in the United States, `Iolani Palace was the official residence of the Hawaiian Kingdom's last two monarchs -- King Kalakaua, who built the Palace in 1882, and his sister and successor, Queen Lili`uokalani. During the monarchy period, the Palace was the center of social and political activity in the Kingdom of Hawai`i.

Though its grandeur was neglected after the overthrow of the monarchy, restoration began in the 1970s through efforts of concerned individuals. Restoration and preservation continues, and, as a result, today's visitors to this National Historic Landmark in downtown Honolulu enjoy one of the most precise historic restorations and learn much about Hawaiian history and heritage.

Address: CORNER OF KING AND RICHARDS STREETS
Directions: ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE DOWNTOWN POSTOFFICE
Phone: %cr%b (808) 522-0832 or 522-0823
Website: http://www.iolanipalace.org/

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  • Updated Oct 5, 2008
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