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Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens

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Hwy 11 to Stainback Hwy, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-959-7224
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Cute little free zoo but not in rain

This zoo is small but very cute with varied things to do especially for children. However we went... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
angeleyes27
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Marlton, New Jersey
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Beautiful Zoo -- And FREE!

The zoo wasn't a planned part of our trip but we decided to stop in one morning when we didn't have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carrie C
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“white tiger” (82 reviews)
“tropical birds” (12 reviews)
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Hwy 11 to Stainback Hwy, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is small but very cute with varied things to do especially for children. However we went during a downpour which made it difficult to enjoy what it had to offer. It is free and has a small gift shop.

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo wasn't a planned part of our trip but we decided to stop in one morning when we didn't have a lot going on. It turned out to be one of our favorite things we saw on the island. It's a beautiful zoo and...More

Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The RainForest Zoo is a great place for adults with or without children to spend a few hours. It has a nicely paved walkway, good for both strollers or wheelchairs. Most of the animals don't really represent the rainforest, but it was fun to see....More

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice zoo in Hilo. Good for kids, actually my family are members. There is a beautiful whit tiger and activities for all ages.

Thank cordellb2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

free and maintained by county , pleasant zoo with tigers to view including a white bengal. nice walk .signs are on main highway southbound towards HPPand below. good for kids

Thank Bern C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We all really enjoyed this zoo. It's far larger than you expect and very diverse in the animals it has. Tigers, anteaters, tons of moneys and parrots. For a free facility (donations welcome), it's a great way to enjoy a morning or afternoon with kids....More

Thank ElementTent
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

A free zoo with beautiful trails to walk and animals to discover at every turn. Dont miss the white tiger or any of the other well cared for exhibits. We loved it. For the horticulturist, you will be amazed at the variety of flora. It...More

1  Thank Oreta S
Reviewed 28 October 2017

You gotta love free admission. Was a nice small tropical zoo. We enjoyed our time and I've been to zoos in 7 states

Thank Homerj64
Reviewed 28 October 2017

go through the tunnel and see the monkeys :) always my favorite part about coming here, it's cute and small towny. But really, that's all of the island.

Thank Whitney W
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This place made me quite sad. The cages are tiny for most of the animals. Don't go if you really like animals.

Thank Ronja K
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Stella T
12 February 2017|
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Response from oliviasmom2016 | Reviewed this property |
I would bet not because there are peacocks walking around on the property. Better call to check.
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beatdrum
3 November 2016|
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Response from Renee123 | Reviewed this property |
It's not very big. You can probably see everything in an hour.
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DAWN S
31 October 2016|
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Response from mchino54 | Reviewed this property |
Aloha - its about a 15 minute drive from the cruise port. You will need a taxi or a rental car. Its near the Macadamia nut factory (farm) as well so you may want to see both while you are out there.
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