' Iolani Palace

‘ Iolani Palace, across the street(mauka) from the Judiciary building. It is the only royal palace in the United States. It was built by King David Kalakaua in 1883 out of coral block. ‘Iolani means “Bird of Heaven”. It was the first palace to be wired for electricity and telephones. (anticipating the Internet by 100 years) The palace used to house the Hawai’i State Legislature. Steve McGarrett’s Five-0 office was also here. (on the right side, of course)

'Iolani Palace
Royal Guard  Barracks

Royal Guard Barracks on Palace grounds. No trace of a rumored secret tunnel between it and the palace was ever found

Royal Seal on Palace gate

The Royal Hawaiian Band still plays at this Coronation pavilion

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