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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
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Chennai (Madras), India
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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The zoo sported with many many animals including rare species that are let out in natural surroundings. Peacocks following you will be a great fun especially for the children. most of the birds are too set free. a must visit for children

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Santa Barbara, California
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23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We were actually not thinking that we wouldn't go back into Waikiki since we were staying up the west coast side but it was our last day and our son still wanted to see the zoo and we thought it might be worth the trip if we stayed for dinner and planned the return traffic accordingly. (There is a fun... More

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Illinois
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28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I was not expecting much as I approached the zoo and even after I entered and started seeing a lot of bird exhibits. Yet, with all of the foliage and an interesting set up of the back of the zoo, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. This is a small zoo, but I saw animals there I have not seen at much... More

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