‘Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii’s monarchy, is a marvel of opulence, innovation, and political intrigue. Meticulously restored to its former grandeur, this National Historic Landmark in downtown Honolulu tells of a time when their Majesties, King Kalākaua, who built it in 1882, and his sister and successor, Queen Lili‘uokalani, walked its celebrated halls.
The Polynesian Cultural Center is a wonderful place to experience the nations of Hawai'i, Samoa, Maori New Zealand (Aotearoa), Fiji, Tonga, Easter Island, Tahiti and the Marquesas (French Polynesia)—spread over approximately 12 million square miles of Pacific Ocean.
THE famous palm tree at the Polynesian Culture Center, North Shore, Oahu, HI Inside, near the Rapa Nui exhibit, under the bridge between Samoa and the Hawaiian Mission Settlement is a famous palm tree, where Elvis supposedly shot a scene singing in Blue Hawaii. Many of the scenes from Paradise, Hawaiian Style were also shot inside the Center