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Honolulu Zoo, Honolulu

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The only zoo in the United States to be given a grant by a sovereign monarch, Honolulu Zoo houses over a thousand animals. King Kalākaua gave the land to the public to establish a large park for his people in the late 19th century. Animals thrive in the mild weather environment near the slopes of the Diamond Head; other animals live in recreated spaces that match their natural habitats. Notice the park's collection of artwork, particularly public sculptures that stand on the walking paths throughout. Plan your visit to Honolulu Zoo and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Honolulu vacation builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • Nicely kept zoo along the beach between Waikiki and Diamond head. Easy walk from al the hotels, and can be combinedwith visit to the aquarium  more »
  • I wasn't expecting much from this zoo given the limited land/size of it, but I was impressed with the amount of animals they had and their habitats. The chimps and hippos were closed for renovations, ...  more »
  • took or son here so he could see some animals live in action. Animals looked depressed, I know it a zoo, but did not seem like enough room for a lot of them. tigers, elephants etc had no space to roam...  more »
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  • Great little zoo. Plenty of animals to see. The enclosures offer a somewhat unobstructed view.of the animals which is nice. Playground for the children to keep them entertained. Food was reasonable in price and limited in selection..but good to have there for a quick refresher. The large trees and open grassed spaces really add to the feel of the zoo. A must see if in Waikiki.
  • This zoo is walking distance from a majority of the hotels in Waikiki making it a good vacation stop that is also supporting educational opportunities for the local kids on this beautiful island. They have nice paved/stroller friendly walking paths. It's not all that big, but still bigger than expected with a variety of interesting animals including the nearly extinct state bird, the Nene. My son especially loved the large tortoises. It was pretty hot, but there were many benches in the shade with a wonderful breeze. They also have a large playground and a snack bar with shave ice and slushies (to cool off) as well as lunch fare. We didn't try the food, but there were plenty of umbrellaed tables. Do something different with a couple hours of your day and visit the zoo.
  • The Honolulu zoo is a good place to visit to get away from the busy shopping, crowed food courts and off the beach to enjoy beautiful trees, flowers and wildlife. You need to pay for parking at the machine located in various places in the parking lot (have your license plate number written down you will need it) and it's 1 dollar per hour and you pick how many hours you will park. There is a small food court inside the zoo, plenty of restrooms and sitting areas. There is strollers for rent and wheelchairs, children under 2 are free and senior or local residents discount. This is the only place in Hawaii you will see alive snakes (Hawaii has no snakes). I did a average walk, looked at everything and I was there 2.5 hours. Enjoy the zoo and all it has to offer, very clean and not crowded.
  • Beautiful grounds. I've been going here for almost 20 years. The animals always seem sedated. Some animals aren't even there, just empty areas. With that being said, the giraffes, elephants and zebras are worth the admission price.
  • We happened upon the zoo just out walking. What a pleasant surprise. Nice clean with the popular animals. A great place to have a lazy afternoon. Didn't get a chance to check out gift shop.