This Is The Single Craziest Thing You Never Knew Happened In Hawaii
From the Western world’s first contact with the islands’ natives to Hawaii’s admittance as the 50th state in America, the Hawaiian Islands have had quite the tumultuous history full of conflict and intrigue. While the Aloha State is the backdrop to many weird and crazy stories, there is no incident more weird than the imprisonment of Queen Liliuokalani that occurred during the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy.
You might have heard this story, but we’re pretty sure you don’t know all of the details. Let’s dive in:
Want to learn more about this crazy story and the Kingdom of Hawaii? Visit the Iolani Palace! This incredible piece of history was opened to the public as a museum in 1978, and is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with guided tours and self-led audio tours available, as well as special basement tours of the basement galleries, which showcase the crowned jewels, as well as a collection of ancient regalia.