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Iolani Palace

4.4/5
147 Reviews
Ranked No. 13 in Honolulu Can't Miss Attractions
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Recommended sightseeing time: 2 hours
Address: 369 South King Street ,Honolulu,HI 96813
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Phone: +1-808-5220822 +1-808-5220832

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The only royal palace on American territory, and the Forbidden City of Hawaii, was listed on the National Historic List in 1966. It is a great place to start a walking tour of Honolulu's historic district.

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The Iolani Palace has a lot of unique distinctions associated with it. Constructed in 1882 by David "The Merrie Monarch" Kalakaua,this beautiful building happens to be the only Palace in the United States. Additionally, it had electricity a full four years before the White House, Windsor Palace and the Imperial Palace of Japan, flushing toilets before any palace anywhere, and was the first place in Honolulu to have a working telephone. There are a number of beautifully landscaped gardens surrounding this historic building, and tours proceed throughout the complex every thirty minutes. Adorned with authentic Hawaiian memorabilia, tours of this facility provide both a lesson in history and a look at a wide range of native art.
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