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Address: Tours arranged through Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
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Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home...

Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home which includes a collection of Islamic artwork.

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Even better at night

I had done a tour during the day time and when I had the chance to visit at night, jumped on the chance. It was a special event that included food, wine and an artist talk. A... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Tucson, AZ
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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had done a tour during the day time and when I had the chance to visit at night, jumped on the chance. It was a special event that included food, wine and an artist talk. A shuttle picked guests up at the Kapiolani Community College but only took 25 at a time so there was a line and a... More 

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Chatham, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Doris Duke's home is stunning. The location is one of the prettiest on Ohau. Her collection is as good or better than many museums.

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sonoma county, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

which is in reality a museum of middle east art, architecture and culture. You must make a reservation at the Honolulu Art Museum, then go by bus/van for a docent-led tour. Worth the $25 per person.

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Thank pinkpeacemaker
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour of the Doris Duke Shangri La is offered exclusively on a first come-first serve basis and on a limited number of people. Arrangement shall be done through the Honolulu Museum of Art where the shuttle bus will take you to the mansion and then back. If you drive your POV, you will be turned away. If you are a... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See this place for sure. So cool and the story of how it all came to fruition is interesting. What a lady!

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Thank Meema21
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shangri-La is Doris Duke's creation of heaven on earth and she was certainly successful. When an appraiser told her that the estate furnishings were worth over a billion dollars, she decided to have it made a museum after her death. Everything about Shangri-La is extraordinary in terms of location, architectural design, interior design and decoration. Duke collected art from the... More 

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Mililani, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to go to the Honolulu Art Museum to make arrangements and hop on the shuttle to this unique estate, but it is totally worth it!

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excursion to Doris Duke’s Shangri-La. This tour, which cost twenty-five dollars, was something we had to reserve ahead of time and the only available time was 9:00, so to avoid traffic we arose at 4:30 and hit the road at 6:00 A.M. The tour starts at the Honolulu Museum of Art, which is quite impressive in itself, then shuttles out... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shangri La is a visual, educational marvel. Not to be missed if you would like to be in a museum, where Doris Duke once lived. She picked out every piece. She LOVED this home. The docents are well trained and enjoy sharing this with you. I have gone several times and often a couple of the visitors are scholars in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although not quintessentially Hawaiian, it is a fascinating insight into the power of what unlimited funds and a passion for Islamic art can achieve. Even though it is a very eclectic collection of pieces, it is put together in a way which 'works' in Doris Duke's private home. I found it really beautiful.

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