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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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$55*
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81%
Ranked #31 of 123 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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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 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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Sydney
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Compared to a lot of zoos I have visited this one is small but has all sorts of different animals. They are very kid friendly with even a park for them to play.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We took our boy on opening we didnt get too see many animals as they were locked up while they cleaned their pens. As for the elephants we dont even know where they were

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a world-class zoo with a ton of animals,etc. the very inexpensive entrance ($14) should be your first indication that this is not the case. That being said, the zoo has a bit of everything and a cute little kids area, including playground. It is a great walk around in a relaxed atmosphere, especially if you... More

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Kaiserlautern
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have never been a zoo person but now since I have small children I like to take them. In my opinion (again biased), it was a basic zoo... Nothing special. The birds were plentiful and beautiful. And that's all that ally got me. My 2 year old loved the elephants and monkeys. Every other animal either looked like a... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

How can I be fair and not seem cruel. There is so much potential there at the zoo to cultivate but I feel you need to replace the management team and rebuild your board of directors. The property is great, the animals are well taken cared of and there is so much potential to improve. Find corporate sponsors, build a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Really liked that the animals are mostly kept outside rather than in cages, they had great environment to live in. Its quite a small zoo, bit was worth it because I have never seen giant turtles are all kinds of those colorful birds.

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Beaudesert, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Love the way this zoo is set out. Great habitats for the animals and great paths to wind around and spend a couple of hours visiting all the enclosures

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A smaller scale zoo at the foot of Diamond Head, the Honolulu Zoo is an inexpensive distraction where a gentle stroll allows you to take in some interesting fauna. Exhibits are of a varied quality with some animals unable to be seen if they've not conveniently plopped themselves in front of the viewing window (various smaller enclosures and the tiger... More

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Craig, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We have 4 kids, they all enjoyed it! The zoo is big, we spent 3 hours there! The reptile section was closed for renovation! We saw a lot of animals! Zoo looks like it needs some updating for the animals :/ food was expensive!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I thought it was pretty good. Compared to the Zoo in my area, it was a little small. But i really enjoyed seeing some animals that I hadnt seen before.

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