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Honolulu Zoo

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Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Address: 151 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 808 971 7171
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: From pink flamingos to African giraffes, the Honolulu Zoo is home to a...
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.
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Zoo Time - Nice morning experience.

Short walk from hotel in Waikiki Beach, good value for money although quite a few animals thought it too warm to show themselves (around 10.30 am). Zoo well laid out and worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A very worthwhile place to spend half a day or more. Big on conservation, all animals are housed in very natural surroundings with lots of stimulation. Lots of shade and rest spots with bubblers for water and toilets in places. Children play area near cafe and a separate children zoo with and educational room for visiting groups. Also lots of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Short walk from hotel in Waikiki Beach, good value for money although quite a few animals thought it too warm to show themselves (around 10.30 am). Zoo well laid out and worth a visit. Zoo shop and restrooms. Would recommend on cooler day when more animals can be seen!

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Lansing, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Whenever in Honolulu, you must take the time to spend the day visiting the zoo right in the heart of Honolulu. You have never been to a zoo before that is only a shot distance away from the ocean and offers everything that any zoo can offer.

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Bothell, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Very close to Waikiki beach. A good variety of animals and well maintained grounds. My Grandkids Violet and Rusty (the Orangutans)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

not wicked impressed. price was ok. went in for shade and a break after lots of walking. giraffes and zebras, according to my 4 1/2 yr old was the best...personally I wouldn't spend the money again.. it was a good diversion from the beach and crowd though..

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I must admit my husband was the one excited about visiting the Zoo. When I arrived it was so much to see. We especially like the big Orangatang. All of the animals were a joy to look at and the grounds were beautiful.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Strangely this was quite an enjoyable experience; far from the beach and "maddening crowds"; a short walk up from central hawaii. Child friendly and occupying. exhibits were being upgraded so should be even better

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

After reading other reviews l was nervous that this zoo would not satisfy us. It was perfect. We have a toddler so enjoyed the size of the zoo and how close the animals got. I agree there are better zoos in the world but this was a nice way to see the animals and spend time out of the hustle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We loved our experience at the zoo. We it was relaxing for us and not crowded. It was clean and the animals appeared well kept.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The zoo was such a disappointment. It was a random idea to go there and it was such a wrong decision. I would rather stay on the beach than paying that much for a zoo that has nothing much to see.

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