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Honolulu Zoo

151 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
808 971 7171
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As featured in Honolulu for young kids
Ranked #35 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: From pink flamingos to African giraffes, the Honolulu Zoo is home to a little bit of everything from the animal kingdom. Its animal population... more » Owner description: From pink flamingos to African giraffes, the Honolulu Zoo is home to a little bit of everything from the animal kingdom. Its animal population includes more than 64 reptile, 38 mammal and 160 bird species. The 42-acre facility is organized into three tropical ecological zones: Tropical Rainforests, Pacific Islands and the African Savanna. Among its highlights is a new $12-million, 1.5-acre Asian tropical elephant exhibit that includes a 7,260-squre-foot holding area and two 55,000-gallon pools. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great zoo to visit as it is immersed in the tropical vegetation of the area. It needs a bit of money spent on it but it is great if you have kids as there were no lines and plenty of time to see the animals. The new elephant enclosure was recently completed and a new reptile house... More

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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We was pleasantly surprised about how many different animals they had in the zoo. The elephants, giraffes and monkeys are amazing. The free roaming peacocks are beautiful and we very much enjoyed leisurely walking around seeing all of the other animals, reptiles etc available here. You can go in and out of the zoo with your receipt which is great... More

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Guadalupita
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The zoo itself was kinda small, but it had some good animals to see. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Honolulu. It was quite clean. I really appreciate the Military Discount!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I have been to this zoo many times. Last year we brought a family membership and were able to go in with two adults and four children. A great bargain. We then used the pass 11 months later.. I love the giraffes. You have a great view of them. The zoo did a good job of designing the zoo around... More

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Princeville, Hawaii
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a must-see event if you have children or are young at heart. The animals are spectacular, the gift shop is full of great toys and a water sprayer with a fan that makes the heat bearable. If your children actually stay in them, there are also strollers that you can I rent, otherwise get ready for some exercise,... More

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Kingston, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

this is a very nice little zoo. they were working on a few exhibits so the flow wasn't great we had to backtrack a few times. Overall a nice day

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I would recommend this zoo…..for the entry fee…a small $14….it's worth the look around….we went right in the middle of a hot day….so animals were just under shaded tress and rocks etc so i would recommend going 1st thing in the morning….great variety of animals….great way to spend a couple hours without spending too much money!

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Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
69 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

A zoo in Hawaii has a distinct advantage over mainland zoos because of the climate. There is no need to plan for cold weather, and this means that the animals can spend more time outdoors. The Honolulu Zoo has taken advantage of this with some unique enclosures and species. While we enjoyed our stay, there were some small issues that... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Definitely worth a visit when you are in Waikiki. There are lots of animals and they seem well cared for. We visited in the morning so most of the animals were out and visible.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The zoo covers a relatively small area compared to most, but has an excellent collection of very well cared for animals, and has the feeling of a large park with well laid out enclosures. There's clearly been a lot of work in recent years to develop new enclosures which are well designed and spacious. Looking at the old elephant enclosure... More

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