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Honolulu Zoo

Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Address: 151 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4096
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+1 808-971-7171
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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From pink flamingos to African giraffes, the Honolulu Zoo is home to a...

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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Great place to spend time with the little one

we really enjoyed our time at the zoo with a 5 year young daughter. Easy to walk around and plenty animals to see. nice and clean place with healthy looking animals. will take... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Right next door to the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and only yards from the sea backed up by Diamond Head in the back ground a very pleasant afternoon. The grounds are amazing and so well spaced out. There are quite a few bird aviaries but the Lions, Tigers and Elephants have massive enclosures. They have made brilliant use of the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we really enjoyed our time at the zoo with a 5 year young daughter. Easy to walk around and plenty animals to see. nice and clean place with healthy looking animals. will take about 2 to 3 hours to see it all and having ice cream too.

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its just such a beautiful place. Great array of animals and plants, along with a nice little playground for the kids to get distracted. The grounds are beautiful and its in a great location by Waikiki beach. Have been before and on each trip to Hawaii, consider going several times. Price is great, and there are food options that are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo was a time-filler and very average. It's a smaller zoo with a decent selection of wildlife, but the "cages or pens" were lacking. I felt sorry for the animals. After visiting world class zoos, I wanted to free them all. Great for kids, but adults may find this boring and a little depressing. Hard to compete when Oahu... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though it is small its still a zoo and a great place to take the the kids for a few hours. I love the new elephant display.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good day out. Nice zoo that you can easily do in a couple of hours. Beautiful gardens as well.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I grew up going to The Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas and had never encountered a zoo that quite resembled it until now (nope, not even the San Diego Zoo, sorry). The grounds are beautiful, walkable, and the animals look very well taken care of. The animals have lots of room and space but you can still see them... More 

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aylesbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Got up one morning and it was overcast so we thought we. Would visit the zoo glad we did another great place to visit. Animals and birds from all over the world, best 2 orangatangs

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Pasadena, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here one of the days of our trip. We try to visit the zoo every time we travel. This zoo is pretty big and the animals are so close. Peacocks are wandering around the entire park. Staff were helpful and friendly.

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Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is right in Waikiki an easy walk from the main strip. It is a great day out in Waikiki. The hire prams made it easy with our 4 year old.

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