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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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Ranked #37 of 161 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Had a great time at Honolulu Zoo. A must stop!!!! Friendly staff with reasonable pricing. Super cool trees and flowers in addition to animals.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit the Zoo one morning after we had strolled along Waikiki Beachfront. The Zoo has the usual range of animals including Lions, Tigers, Apes, Zebras, Elephants, Giraffes and Reptiles. In my opinion what makes it stand out is the large variety of exotic birds some of whom are quite original and unique in their amazing multi coloured... More

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albuquerque
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I like zoos, so I still enjoyed it, but the place really needs some help. The layout and some exhibits makes it hard to see the animals. The restaurant and all the restrooms do not have AC - all open to outside (gets very hot) and cover your burger from the birds!!! The children's sections has some interesting zoo babies.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

If your at Waikiki beach, make sure to visit the zoo! The place is bigger than it looks, and it's worth the $14! We stayed there for about 2 hours in the morning before the beach, and wee glad we did. The African section of the zoo is really cool with zebras and giraffe. The birds and monkeys were also... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great zoo to spend a few hours looking at a great variety of animals. For only $14 entry for adults I found we got our money's worth.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is a must. It's such an easy walk from any place in Waikiki to the Zoo. The admission price is low compared to other zoo's we've been to. The animals are easy to see and take pictures of. There is lots of room for strollers and large groups. They have refreshment stands and restrooms located throughout the property. People... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This should be a fun place to visit, but is actually quite depressing. There appeared to be few animals and those that were to be seen looked tired and frazzled from the sun. Overall it didn't give a good impression of animal welfare. On the plus side, the location is easily accessible towards the Diamond Head end of Waikiki. Admission... More

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited the Honolulu Zoo, on our drive through Waikiki as a 'spur of the moment' kind of thing ... We paid ... I think about $30-$45.00 for the two of us, which include the entrance fee, parking fee, and a couple refreshments inside the zoo. We went around 2:00-3:00pm; it was a pretty hot afternoon. Which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Took us nearly 4 hours to get through the whole Zoo because there was so much to see. This is a Wonderful thing for the whole family to do because there is something for everyone. A definite MUST SEE if you visit the island. But remember to take your sun screen, it does get hot there. The only thing I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Honolulu Zoo has many animals and also many beautiful plants and trees, which give you nice shades. Kids will love Keiki zoo and play ground just outside of Keiki zoo. It will take about half a day to see all the animals which is a little hard for a toddler on a hot day. My son got over tired, so... More

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