An attractive flamingo pond greets you at the entrance of this 42-acre municipal zoo in Waikiki. Rare wildlife inside the ... More
An attractive flamingo pond greets you at the entrance of this 42-acre municipal zoo in Waikiki. Rare wildlife inside the lush park includes the Hawaiian nene goose, Francois monkeys and Galapagos tortoises. There is a children's petting zoo with llamas and a retired milk cow. Just before, during, and after a full moon, the zoo's special "Zoo by Moonlight" guided tour offers an uncommon glimpse of the habits of nocturnal animals.
Went on October 27, 2006.
Most of the animals were hiding. Didn't see too many animals. Still have constructions in some area.
If you really plan to go, go with little children and bring them to the Petting Zoo first.
My wife and I were looking at killing some time so we thought lets go to the zoo. We are from Northern Alberta Canada so we enjoy trips like this. However our impression of this zoo has left a bad taste in our mouth. The Zoo was dirty and not layed out very well. Alot of the pens did not look like they were very well taken care of. Some of the animals looked very unhappy and thin, compared to some of the other Zoos that we have gone to we would rate this one as the worst for atmosphere and value.
The layout was very poor. It was not very clear on how to find all the animals. Some of the drink machines did not work or station was not open. It looked in some parts abandon. I took my 5 year old and only paid $8 dollars plus $3 parking which was the okay price for what a seen.Walking distance from the beach but watch the meters.
the zoo in Indianapolis layout and animal shows are way better but they both are small. The price is more in indy, but you pay for what you get.
We have been to zoos all over the world and this one was great! It reflects the Hawaiian culture of beauty and spectacular sights, all within a compact area.
It is the perfect place to go when you want to do something other than water sports. It is easy to find and parking is available.
We enjoyed the zoo on a Friday afternoon, the staff is friendly and helpful; then walked across the street to Waikiki beach and then on to our hotel. It really added to our Hawaiian experience.
I would recommend it highly; it's definitely worth the time and it was easy on the wallet.
Since it's not very expensive and even small to look at on the outside you can bet it's not going to be the best zoo in the U.S. I won't say it's a total waste of money if you are just looking for something to do to waste time. Most of the animals there look unhappy and to be honest, I felt sorry for them. I think they deserve a bigger and better area to live in and what they have now if far from it.
If you are from an area like Alaska, this zoo is definitely a treat. My daughter asked to go back again and again. I think it is fun for an adult too. Walking did not bother us, as we found there is lots of it involved in Waikiki.