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Iolani Palace
3.60 mifrom hotel
Iolani Palace, Hawaii
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Historic Iolani Palace:Discover the Treasures of Hawaii's Royal Landmark

Explore the beautifully decorated rooms of America's only royal palace at this historic residence. It was built on an ancient burial site by King Kalakaua, Hawaii's last monarch. Located in Oahu, Iolani Palace features stunning American Florentine architecture (seen nowhere else in the world) plus room after room of decadent furniture and original artwork. Tour the exquisite throne room, grand ballroom, and lavish private quarters. See the crown jewels and imagine what life was like for the Hawaiian royals in the late 19th century.


Hours -

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed Sundays

Prices -

$27 for guided tours, $20 for self-guided visits


  • 1 Prince Lot Hula Festival
  • 2 Royal Hawaiian Band Concerts
  • 3 Na Moolelo Lecture Series


  • 1 Living History Museum
  • 2 Sacred Mound Royal Tomb
  • 3 Art Galleries & Film
  • 4 Royal Guard Barracks
  • 5 Palace Gift Shop
  • 6 Guided & Self-Guided Tours


A : You can visit Iolani Palace on a self-guided audio tour or on a guided tour with a Palace Docent. Both Iolani Palace tours take 60-90 minutes to complete and include a visit to the first floor, second floor, and basement gallery. Self-led audio tours cost $20 for adults and guided tours cost $27.
A : Iolani Palace was completed in 1882 by King Kalakaua and served as the royal residence until 1893. The design was inspired by Kalakaua’s extensive travels around the world, especially the grand palaces of European monarchs. It took just over two years to complete and cost $340,000 to build.

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