I have to admit, I'm a zoo person, so this was our first stop our first morning in Hawaii. We got there right when it opened so we were the only people there when we first arrived. It's a nice, quiet peaceful place full of gorgeous plant life. There isn't an abundance of animals, but it is free after all and some of the animals are not all that common compared to some of the zoos on the mainland. It was great leisurely walk with interesting things to see and a way for us to get a taste of some of the plants Hawaii had to offer all in one spot before we really began our vacation. Definitely go, especially if you have kids and are in Hilo.
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