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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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Diverse, nice for children - many animals on small overall ground

We were happy to visit! The children were excited to see all the lion, giraffes, rhino, elephant and many more - beautiful area "keiki" for the kids with cow, kois, etc to get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to the zoo a few times now and will keep coming back whenever we are in town. We came her with our tissues grandson and we all had a great time. The animals and their habitats are very well cared for, the exhibits are all accessible and nicely spaced apart. The grounds are beautiful and there are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

love this zoo...everything is near each other...You don't really get tired fast....there are very interesting animals and it is also a very quiet relaxing place to explore.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had high expectations for this zoo being that their sign said they were the best zoo out of several including San diego, LA, Calgary, etc. I would unfortunately have to disagree. Alot of the areas were closed for some reason. We only saw a sign saying the reptile exhibit was closed for renos. But there were several that we... More 

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were happy to visit! The children were excited to see all the lion, giraffes, rhino, elephant and many more - beautiful area "keiki" for the kids with cow, kois, etc to get really close.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our daughter is three year olds and we have been to few zoos on the west coast. What special about this Honolulu zoo and caught our eyes especially our daughter is the peacocks! It was the first time for her to see peacocks and she loves them. We even saw one walking around. It was so cool. It is a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Second oldest zoo in the US in an excellent location at the foot of Diamond Head. Some terrific exhibits. Be sure to check out the story of Rusty (the orangutan born in Seattle, who had a difficult life until he ended up in Honolulu in his current home). He lives with Violet (a female born in California). Lots of other... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our morning at the zoo. Very nicely set up for a leisurely walking through. Lots of shady areas to view the animals. Great play area for children. Some parts were under renovation while we were there but you are able to see the giraffes and zebras up quite close. There is a restaurant area with washrooms. Enjoyable day

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family had a good time on our visit, but overall the zoo feels old and a little run down. We've visited zoos all over the country and I would definitely rate this one as average. I give it 4 stars since my kids loved the playground and various attractions, but I don't know that we'd go back.

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Wellington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, this is not the San Diego or Bronx Zoo but it is still worth a visit. Located in the heart of town it is easy to find and there is plenty of parking. The zoo is small enough to see with small children without getting too tired. There is a kids zoo and snack bar. We had a good... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You are able to meet so many different species of animals an birds from world's Tropical Regions. Plus, there is Keiko Zoo for children can play, explore and connect with animals. My favorite is African Savanna in tropical grasslands, meander through marshes, rivers and wooded forests. Best time to visit the Zoo is early morning, because the sun during day... More 

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