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“Hawaii Five 0 Building has a Nice Little Museum”
Review of Ali'iolani Hale

Ali'iolani Hale
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Oahu Day Trip from Maui: Pearl Harbor and Polynesian Cultural Center
Ranked #96 of 322 things to do in Honolulu
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Originally intended as a royal residence, the historic Aliiolani Hale was reconfigured to house government offices when Iolani Palace was constructed. Today, it’s still the home of Hawaii’s Supreme Court.
Houston, Texas
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Hawaii Five 0 Building has a Nice Little Museum”
Reviewed 30 July 2012

I've only seen a few episodes of the new Hawaii Five 0, but I did recognize the building used in the exterior shots for the squad's office, it's the Ali'iolani Hale, the home of the Hawaiian Supreme Court. Hidden inside this building is a small museum, that is free, that details the development of Hawaii's legal system from the days before contact with Western Europeans to the present. Includes a good section on the use of martial law during World War II. I note that I was the only person exploring this exhibit the morning I was there.

Visited July 2012
7 Thank bzygo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Worth stopping in”
Reviewed 1 April 2012

There's a small museum about old Hawaiian law. Beautiful rotunda with stained glass ceiling. Curved marble staircase. Don't miss the clock hanging from the ceiling of the back hallway. I think it's carved wood. It's reminds me of an upside down mantle clock. I loved it.

Visited March 2012
5 Thank mag1017
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