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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 #34 of 156 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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Bowie, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

If you're like me, you don't go to Hawaii to go to the zoo. After all, where I live, I have the Smithsonian National Zoo, which is hard to beat. We decided to take a break from the usual Hawaii activities and go to the zoo as the price was reasonable. Boy were we surprised! This is one of the... More

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Chicago, IL
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84 reviews 84 reviews
47 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I stayed in a Waikiki beach hotel and wanted to visit the Honolulu Zoo. I had a rental car and the zoo was an easy drive from Waikiki. Parking was limited (and by the hour), so I arrived at the zoo right after it opened. It is a nice zoo and you can walk through all the attractions in a... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This zoo unlike most lets you really see the animals. The animals are not treated like prisoners and that helps with the experience. We literally had lunch with the peacock that was walking through the outside cafe. The giraffes were very friendly and were right where you could reach out and touch if brave enough. I would strongly recommned. It... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the Honolulu Zoo a few weeks ago and were surprised by it's quality. Certainly it's not huge. There were a number of beautiful birds we have not seen in other larger tropical zoos and bird parks. The bird cages do make it difficult to photograph the birds. It was not crowded and easy to navigate. There is a... More

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Helena, Montana
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67 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We had no kids with us, but we found the zoo to be a peaceful oasis on Waikiki. Nicely laid out, with many animals I had never seen before. And some really pleasant places just to sit and relax. Our favorite was a bench underneath a huge banyan tree. Outside on Waikiki, there are noisy and smelly cars and buses,... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited with our 9 month old son and found it really enjoyable. It's much bigger than it appears and there's so much to see. We really enjoyed our time walking around and visiting with the many animals and enjoying the scenery. The only thing we wished was available were the concession stands. At the time, nothing... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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