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“A Decent Zoo!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Honolulu Zoo

Honolulu Zoo
151 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
808 971 7171
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Ranked #55 of 234 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
North Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
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“A Decent Zoo!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We travelled with 2 adults and 2 kids. Either you bring in cold water - or be prepared to buy it every so often - because this Zoo is mostly out in the open and there is a lot of walking to and from the different exhibits. I wish they had more water fountains (with cold water) and misting stations throughout - because it does get very hot there. Make sure you bring your sunscreen / hats / and sunglasses. We have been here before and we find that a lot of times the animals are tired, and are hiding out of sight - which is OK to us (they should be allowed to do what they want) - but just be forewarned if you bring kids who are eager to see LOTS of animals. There is a small playground there - as well as a kids section of the zoo where you can pet goats and horses. We will definitely go there again next vacay. It's within walking distance from Waikiki hotels - and there is a hidden Gandhi statue outside the zoo - in the park - which is always a good photo opp.

Visited July 2013
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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“Great for the kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

If you have kids makes for a nice way to spend a few hours. Was well priced, clean and plenty of animals to see.

Visited April 2013
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Santa Cruz, California
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“Do the night tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

So on the weekends the zoo offers a guided night tour and the groups are about 15 people. My tour guide was awesome! I wish I remembered his name, he was a male on the shorter side, dark hair. I went twice during my six day vacation.

Visited June 2013
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Dayton, Nevada
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“Beach Zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

nice zoo a nice day from the beach and crowd only zoo that I have been to that the wife says she would visit again I think it because its in Hawai'i. been to some nice zoo's around the world this one is one of the tops

Visited June 2013
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Westchester, New York, United States
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“Convenient and fun.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We had a wonderful short day there. It was walking distance from the hotel and my kids had a lovely time. It is large enough to be interesting, but not overwhelming in size. Though the animals were nice, I really enjoyed the plants they had.

Visited June 2013
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