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“Probably Hawaii's most recognized building - Thanks 5-0”
Review of Ali'iolani Hale

Ali'iolani Hale
Ranked #54 of 277 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Yes, anyone who has seen the new Hawaii 5-0 or just about any show or movie from Hawaii has seen this memorable building with the iconic statute of King Kamehameha. Plus it is across the street from the Iolani Palace so you get an easy twofer. Get a picture, visit the inside briefly to enjoy this beautiful building and then head over to the palace.

Date of experience: September 2012
10  Thank Tennessee50plus
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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.

Date of experience: July 2012
9  Thank bzygo
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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.

Date of experience: March 2012
5  Thank mag1017
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Date of experience: December 2018
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