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Hulihe‘e Palace is located in historic Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i, on Ali‘i Drive. Once a summer vacation home for Hawaiian royalty, today Hulihe‘e Palace is a museum showcasing Victorian artifacts from the era of King Kalākaua and Queen Kapi‘olani.
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75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1702
We visited the grounds of the palace, we had been told it was no charge, but it was $10/adult which is not bad for Hawaii, but didn’t seem quite worth it for the tour. The grounds were lovely, and still got some nice photos.
The Western influence on the Hawaiian monarchy is obvious once you visit - but what a location for a palace. It's actually quite small (2 up, 2 down) making it an easy visit. Lovely grounds with many interesting stories. The gift shop has a great...More
The palace grounds are open during the day. It is a wonderful and free place to wander around. The entrance is marked by a huge tree filled with yapping birds. The Gift Shop is also free and offers affordable gifts, interesting books and handmade crafts,...More
We stopped in for a tour the morning of June 22, and our tour guide (don't remember her name) did a fantastic job of explaining the history of the Hawaiian royal family. She was obviously an expert on Hawaiian royalty, and was able to answer...More
I came across the palace on a walk around Kona one afternoon. I was too late to enter the grounds, but had it on my list of things to do while in Kona. I attended the 1 pm tour with a docent who was phenomenal....More
Yet another excellent historical and cultural attraction in Kona. Although not very large, with no more than 5-6 rooms the palace is full of exquisite exhibits all linked to the history of the Hawaiian Royal family. Originally a vacation home of Hawaiian royalty, it was...More
We have walked by this Palace many times and never went in but this time we decided to go in and we are really glad we did! It only consists of about six rooms but it is amazing how much history they contain. I recommend...More
We did not have a guided tour. Instead we followed the written brochure and relied on the docents who cheerfully answered questions and provided fascinating historical information. Take your time, enjoy the palace and the... More
We did not have a guided tour. Instead we followed the written brochure and relied on the docents who cheerfully answered questions and provided fascinating historical information. Take your time, enjoy the palace and the views across the ocean.