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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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09:00 - 16:00
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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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US$123.96*
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park and Bee Farm
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Nice visit

Out tour guide was incredible. She brought the history of Hawaii alive for our three children. She told them the stories of the royal family and tried to make it make it relatable... read more

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Out tour guide was incredible. She brought the history of Hawaii alive for our three children. She told them the stories of the royal family and tried to make it make it relatable to them. A very nice place to visit if you are interested in Hawaii and not just the beach.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The palace is small but maintained beautifully. What made this visit great was the volunteer that told us about Hawaii's history. I wish I could remember her name, she was awesome! The cost of the tour was only $10 which was the best value on our trip. Well worth a visit!

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Thank Michele K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fine, quick attraction, if you are into history. Only 6 rooms, so you are in and out in maybe 15 minutes. Judge for yourself if that is worth the cost. One concern with Kona and the palace is the lack of public rest rooms. For a city built on tourism how about maybe being more accommodating? There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first I thought this palace seemed a bit small for the admission fee. However tour Guide Michaela was so full of knowledge that it made it so worth it!

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Canmore, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice short tour of the palace. Nice to learn a little bit of the Hawaiian history. Lots of artefacts to look at.

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was a former king home. You can see how feathers were important on Hawaiian culture; they are everywhere in the Palace. They have an impressive show of the arms used on time (clubs heads laced with shark tooth). Fascinating. Look for the dresses on the bedroom upstairs, so beautiful!

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palace is well kept and full of historical information about one of Hawaii's former royal families. Nice stop while strolling the Kailua-Kona beach front.

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Healdsburg, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is a nice respite from the tourist stores on Alii drive. The grounds and building are beautiful...they harken back to days long gone by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Friendly staff welcomed me and showed me around. It is a beautiful building with lots of history in its walls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Both the house and the grounds are beautifully maintained and Mikaela (sp?) knew her stuff -- many interesting (for a history buff) facts about the building, its background and the Hawaiian monarchy.

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