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Summit Botanical Gardens

Soberania National Park, Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #31 of 59 Attractions in Panama City
Type: Gardens, Zoos
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: Featuring a small zoo and paved trails, this tropical botanical garden features Panama's national bird, the Harpy Eagle.
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Coral Springs, Florida
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221 reviews 221 reviews
72 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful lush tropical plants, lots of native plants & trees. Paved trails. They have zoo, thats a santuary for injured native animals, and wild animals confiscated or turned in for rehibiliation. I saw a jaguar, other big cats, tucans, monkeys and an eagle. a very nice facility, lots of birds. A very good value.

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Awesome place, if you want to see Panama's animal species this is the place to go. During rainy season is a must to take an umbrella. The area is very large so please wear comfortable shoes. Visit the Aguila Arpia exhibition center.

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Plymouth, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We needed an activity to kill our last day and went to the Summit Botanical Gardens. We heard there were native plants and animals there but we got much more. It is a santuary for injured native animals and education center. We saw anteaters, toucans, monkeys and big cats. A volunteer happened by and spent quite a while with us... More

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Southport
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Yes, it's a Zoo and park for picnics, but the area is very large and we saw lots of birds around the whole area of the park. Most of the animals have been confiscated from poachers etc and the cages are too small for my liking. The American (Canadian?) lady helping to run the park that we met said they... More

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New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

I went here as a day trip out of Panama City to see some wildlife. Getting here was a bit of a pain... The bus that left the Albrook Bus Terminal didnt leave until 12:45 and I had gotten to the terminal very early to catch the animals in action. But the bus eventually left and with the help of... More

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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I wasn't sold on going to the zoo and botanical gardens, but was so pleased we decided to make the the trip in. The zoo is located within the Soberania National Park, so it was convenient for us to stop here after exploring the park trails. There are many local animals and birds to view in the park - as... More

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Haslett, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This is more of a small zoo with animals native to Panama than a botanical garden. It is a good place to get an overview of some of the wildlife native to Panama. All of the animals have been rescued from inappropriate sites or were orphans. Some of the trees and plants are also labelled with names and information. Some... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is a great place to visit for a couple of hours by the entire family. Summit is a wildlife rehabilitation centre where confiscated/ "domestice wild" animals are brought to in order to recover. Most of them are set back into the wild but some have to stay at Summit for their entire lives. You'll find multiple species of Monkeys,... More

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Summit is a nice place. Great way to be out in nature. It is well maintained and organized. Just be prepared for rain.

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Panama City, Panama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Summit is a wildlife rehabilitation centre set in parkland in Gamboa, near Panama City. Most of the animals have been given up by their owners, rescued by animal charities or found hurt or suffering in the wild. You can see howler monkeys, anteaters, a jaguar, parrots and macaws and more. The main attraction as of this month, is a Harpy’s... More

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