Signs of Hawaii: Honolulu Zoo


Kris from Kaanapali Dreamin’ kindly provided this photo from the Honolulu Zoo for our Signs of Hawaii series. The distances listed are a startling reminder of how remote Hawaii is. It looks like the San Francisco Zoo is the nearest to Honolulu at 2,391 miles. That’s not swimable, is it? 😉

Mahalo, Kris, for the use of your photo!

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  1. It’s hard to read in this photo, but if you look below the “Honolulu Zoo” heading at the top of the sign, it says:

    “This is the best Zoo to be found for 2000 miles in any direction.”

    Always good to see truth in advertising. 🙂

  2. @Kris – too funny!

    They missed an opportunity to include Asheboro, NC’s Zoo – a mere 4726 miles away. 😉

  3. @ Kris – thanks for reading the fine print for us. 🙂

  4. Andy helped me just realize that the East coast of the US is actually closer to Hawaii then China and the Philippines, if only by 100 miles? Why did I have the impression that those countries in Asia were much closer to Hawaii than we are?

  5. Kris – that’s a very interesting observation. I was like you, I assumed China was closer, too.

  6. I always thought that Philippines is close to Hawaii.

  7. The distance to other locations makes the Honolulu zoo all that much more impressive! They really do have a nice variety of animals. Our family has an annual membership and we always enjoy our visits to the zoo.

  8. I’m not sure how San Francisco Zoo is less miles than San Diego? ? In any event though, thanks for this page, it’s helpful in planning our first trip to Hawaii!

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