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Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens

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Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens

529 Reviews
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Alex C wrote a review Mar 2020
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Apart from the tiger's exhibit, everything looks average. nothing you haven't seen from your local zoo.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Jason wrote a review Mar 2020
36 contributions7 helpful votes
Came to the zoo with my family about an hour before closing time and was surprised that the zoo is free but you're encouraged to donate whatever you can to keep it going. We were greeted by peacocks walking freely which was a cool surprise. There were huge playgrounds that the kids loved and the highlight to us was the tiger exhibit. Both the tigers (one is a white tiger) came up to the fence and hung out with us. It's a very intimate zoo. My nephew (who will probably become a zoologist someday) loved getting up close to the numerous iguanas and cockatoos and other small creatures. Definitely recommend hitting this place if you have a family with small kids. Just wished we had more time to visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Travel Life💕 wrote a review Feb 2020
Turlock, California906 contributions167 helpful votes
This is a quick drive out of town and it’s a fabulous zoo. There were tigers, monkeys, crocodiles and much more. Check out my pix
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Date of experience: February 2020
SE_MN_warmth_seekers wrote a review Feb 2020
Rochester, Minnesota91 contributions33 helpful votes
We spent a morning there on a day with rain in the forecast after lunch. The flowers/plants were as interesting to us as the animals. Free, simple donations requested. Probably wouldn't go there if time was a factor but we had a week in just Hilo area so it was worth a few hours of time.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Roving206569 wrote a review Feb 2020
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What a great place to visit!!!!, many birds and other local animals in natural habitat, it is a FREE visit with donations much appreciated, cute little gift shop and helpful staff. Easy walk, many locals walk the grounds for exercise!
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Date of experience: January 2020