This is one of the few palaces in the United States and so it makes it interesting to go inside and it also helps in understanding Hawaiian history. However, if you are not interested in Hawaiian history it gets boring really quickly. You get to see the room where they held the last monarch under house arrest and the you get to see the quilt that she made. That was basically the one interesting thing I remember. The entire staircase was made out of a Koa which I thought was also pretty cool. Thats only because I like wood. In general, its nice to see if you're the museum/art person. However, for most it will probably leave that "i'd rather be at a beach felling".