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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 #34 of 155 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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Connecticut
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119 reviews 119 reviews
34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the zoo very much, but it was so hot the animals were just lying in the shade sleeping. It was so hot we took extended respite in the shade of the reptile house. The kids liked the zoo very much.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

$14 entry for adults, wow. Went here with my wife. Killed a few easy hours walking around. Had a good time looking at all of the different animals. Excellent value for money, and some very nice animals to see. The only thing I'd call a downside is that the water in most of the enclosures seemed dirty, surely this could... More

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Saginaw
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This zoo is not big by any stretch of the imagination, but it's not small either. You can see everything in less than a couple of hours. The absence of advertising on every single exhibit was refreshing -- and yes, there are zoos such as the one in Fort Worth that has big sponsorship signs just about everywhere you go.... More

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you like zoos..this is a good one. Small, but well designed, with lots of strsnge and unusu a l plants and animals. Good times!

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Rotonda West, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Grounds were kept up nicely. Nice assortment of animals and the cost doesn't hurt the pocketbook. We were on our way back to our hotel from Diamond Head and decided to stop at the Zoo. It was something to do once.

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Walker, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took a day from the beach to check out the zoo and it was a place that had a little for everyone we got some great photos and the workers were extremely nice and helpful.

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Noodletown
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

this place is terrible! there are only a few living animals! my daughter was so excited to see the crocodiles but they turned out to be concrete animals in an enclosure! really? thats pretty bad! along with a whole bunch of other fake animals! this place was a TOTAL let down! i dont reccomend going unless the only action u... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Honolulu zoo is very well laid out, and is both kid and adult friendly! I would highly recommend it for anyone travelling in Honolulu!

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Bendigo, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A lot to see here, prefect to spend a couple of hours, and prices are good. The zoo is smaller than others we've been to, but has some animals we've not seen before. Park is very clean and there is lots of shade which helps on hot days. African area is very good too, but go in the morning because... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Its located east end of Honolulu. Walkable from most hotels particularly hotel banyan where we parked car for the week. Go there early as its very hot and animals become inactive and seek shelter from scortching sun.

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