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Honolulu Zoo

Address: 151 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
Phone Number: 808 971 7171
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Ranked #115 of 406 Activities in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Owner description: From pink flamingos to African giraffes, the Honolulu Zoo is home to...
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Most exhibits closed very few animals actually seen. It is pretty nice zoo, accept for the lack of animals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The Zoo is in Waikiki Beach and is a well layed out attraction if you take your time and visit all the exhibits it should take two hours or so to see it all some animals are nocturnal so they may be sleeping but for the most part the enclosures are spacious and it is easy to view the animals... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I hate to give a Zoo only an average rating as I think funding is probably an issue for most zoos and they do the best they can, but we were disappointed at the number of signs up as exhibits that stated they were closed for maintenance. This zoo did not appear to be maintained as well as many other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went here on our last day just for something to do (that didn't require a car). I pictured it to be really small and a bit sad. It was the complete opposite! I really liked this zoo! It was nice and the enclosures were a similar size to Melbourne Zoo! They even have a mini zoo for kids where... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It was a good way to spend an afternoon. The reptile hosue was closed but there was a notice before you paid your fee to enter. Lots of different animals great way to spend the day with family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I really enjoyed going to the Zoo on my trip to Oahu. I planned it to go when they opened up, early, not too busy, not too hot yet. It was great walking around, seeing all the animals. As day progressed, school field trips showed up and started getting crowded. There's a place to eat in the zoo also. Suggest... More 

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Andover, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We attended on December 21st when the zoo was celebrating Christmas for the animals. No charge for my 5 year old that day. We saw several animals receiving their gifts. The most amazing was the hippo being fed a snack. They fed the hippo from above the observation window and we could view his open mouth up close! My kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We got a taxi from our hotel to the zoo. Entry fee was only $14! Lovely and flat with great walking paths. So many great animals and my daughter was so happy to see her favourite animal - zebras. You can take food and drink in (we just took a can of drink each and muesli bar) but you can... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Our family was severely disappointed in this zoo and expected more being in Hawaii. The area was not landscaped or maintained very well and the smell was awful. On several instances we read a sign for an animal and it was not there. We were beginning to think that they were making up animals that they didn’t have. Birds that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We took our family. We walked around and it was quite an experience. The giraffe tried to eat my hair. And my daughter fell into an animal cage. It the scariest experience ever! Definitely recommend.

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