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Summit Botanical Gardens

Address: Soberania National Park, Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #33 of 59 Attractions in Panama City
Type: Gardens, Zoos, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Featuring a small zoo and paved trails, this tropical botanical garden features Panama's national...
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Type: Gardens, Zoos, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Featuring a small zoo and paved trails, this tropical botanical garden features Panama's national bird, the Harpy Eagle.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Not an enormous number of animals here but some lovely tropical plants & trees. I read somewhere that the animals that are here are generally in poor & cramped cages. I have seen zoo's that have made me cry in the past ( Sofia, Bulgaria possibly the worst ) but i didn't see any issues with conditions here to upset... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This place, a $ 13 taxi fare each way from the city, is a p,easy to walk to see tropical trees and some animals in sorry cages. The animals, mostly different cats and monkeys, looked good! You can walk around for an hour or so. It is nothing super special but pleasant enough and isn't too far from the Canal... More 

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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Large, well-maintained grounds with paved walkways. Beautiful and interesting flora, including a really cool bamboo forest. We saw various species of monkeys and cats, some toucans and parrots, an anteater and a tayra, a caiman, a tapir, and of course, the harpy eagle - a majestic bird with a tiny peep of a voice! We arranged a taxi from our... More 

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quebec
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I went there from Miraflores locks since it was close. Cost me 10$ taxi to go there... We waited for a bus but jobe showed for a long time so we decided to take a taxi forth and back (20$) They have rescued animals like tattoos, birds, monkeys, anteaters, crocos, an eagle... It's nice though better for families who wanna... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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457 reviews 457 reviews
172 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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