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Description - 'Iolani Palace is a significant historical and cultural resource for the Hawaiian people. It was the home of the Hawaiian royalty from 1882 to 1893, when the government was overthrown. The palace was used as the territory and state capitol until 1969, when a new and larger facility was constructed. 'Iolani Palace is a designated National Historic Landmark.

Attractions - 'Iolani Palace has been restored to its former opulence with nineteenth century artifacts. The landscaped palace grounds cover eleven acres and are popular for informal picnics and Friday noon band concerts.

Recreation - Guided tours of the palace interior are given by advance reservations. A fee is charged. Call the Friends of 'Iolani Palace at (808) 522-0832. Tour hours are 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. No fee is charged for use of the palace grounds, which are well manicured.

Climate - The climate is pleasantly mild on O'ahu throughout the year. Temperatures vary annually between 60 and 90 degrees F. Summer temperatures range from 68 to 82 degrees F with the water usually near 80 degrees. Winter temperatures vary from 61 to 80 degrees F with the water temperature close to 77 degrees. More rainfall occurs during the winter than other seasons of the year and most of it falls on the northeastern or windward portion of the island.

Location - 'Iolani Palace State Monument lies at the intersection of South King Street and Richards Street in downtown Honolulu.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Viewing Historic Sites Tours of the palace can be arranged by reservation.
ICON Picnicking The palace grounds are popular for picnics.

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Contact Information:
Oahu District, Hawaii State Parks, P.O. Box 621, 1151 Punchbowl Street, 131 , Honolulu, HI, 96809, Phone: 808-587-0300

Additional Information:
Hawaii State Parks - Hawai'i's State Park System is comprised of 52 state parks encompassing nearly 25,000 acres on the 5 major islands.
O'ahu - O'ahu lies in the middle of the Hawaiian archipelago as the third largest island within the chain. Much of the eastern portion of the island is state forest reserve land and open for public use.
O'ahu State Parks - O'ahu's state parks protect a variety of natural and historic features that support many different activities. This island maintains more state-run facilities than any of the neighboring islands.


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