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Jungle Island

1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132
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As featured in Kid-Friendly Miami and 1 other guide
Ranked #30 of 117 attractions in Miami
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: The Everglades habitat at Jungle Island is nice, but very small, similar in smaller scale to Miami's Metrozoo (which has a lot more birds and animals... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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174 reviews 174 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Jungle Island was originally the Parrot Jungle and was started by the Sher family from Austria in 1934. This place is small enough to see everything and completely hands on. They allow interaction with all of the animals in the park. The parrots are incredible. The gorgeous parrots are not caged, but perched so you really enjoy a face to... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

It is pretty price to go here. We loved that the animals were so close, but there weren't really a lot of different animals to see. There were several of the same types of animals (certain types of monkeys and birds) throughout the park. Then there were a few other animals, but not really worth the price. The park is... More

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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We liked visiting Jungle Island for the day, we had about 5 hours to spend, BUT... One thing I noticed immediately was the single day ticket is only a few dollars less than the ANNUAL membership. I thought this was unfair to overprice people that are coming from out of town to visit. The venue was clean and entertaining with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

My family and I enjoyed every minute of the VIP private tour. Having lemurs all around us, feeding kangaroos and tortoises, and holding a baby monkey was amazing. Our guide's name was Ryan and he knew so much about the history of the park as well as individual animal's names and their story. It was very educational!!! My 8 year... More

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Miami, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

One our way to the beach we decided to change plan and visit Jungle Island, my fiancée and I had an ammazing time. Pleasant, relaxing, in touch with nature...I would recommend it to anyone. The staff was nice, we took pictures with some animals, interracted with some. Very cool place.

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Miami, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I really think the animals were not happy in Jungle Island. Literally the whole time I was almost in tears watching the big cats (Lynx, tigers, leopards) pacing back and forth I think think over all the animals have a really small exhibits and look miserable. I will never go back to Jungle Island.

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JungleIsland, Manager at Jungle Island, responded to this review

Dear Cassandra, Thank you for sharing feedback from your recent visit to Jungle Island. As each review is of importance, we will be sure to share your comments with our team. Meanwhile, we assure you that all of the enclosures at Jungle Island not only meet but exceed the requirements set by Florida Fish and Wildlife and the USDA. Additionally,... More

Grand Haven
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We went to the lemur experience and played with baby lemurs! You have to do this! Then, we held a baby bengal tiger, and learned all about them! We paid a small amount of money to play with red kangaroos. You can interact with the animals and the whole park is in the shade. We saw tons of animals and... More

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JungleIsland, Manager at Jungle Island, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit. Our baby lemurs certainly do charm guests who participate in our extraordinary lemur experience. We are thrilled you had the opportunity to play with the lemurs as well as interact with many of our other incredible animals at Jungle Island. We look forward to welcoming you back... More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This was our second trip to Jungle Island. Last time we had limited time and just saw a couple of things and did the lemur experience. This time we spent 6 hours in the park. The lemurs are a must-do experience. I cannot say enough about how amazing this experience is. I was disappointed because they raised the price a... More

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Beltsville, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Way more expensive than the zoo but way cooler if you have the money and like interacting with animals. The exhibits are standard so make sure you catch the actual shows. That's where the magic happens. Also go for the opportunities to touch and pose with animals. When you enter they pose you will various birds or other critters and... More

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JungleIsland, Manager at Jungle Island, responded to this review

Dear Eric, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit. We are happy to learn you enjoyed the shows and many animal encounters that Jungle Island has to offer. Next time you visit, we suggest checking out a VIP Safari Tour with up-close and personal experiences beyond your wildest imagination. Look forward to welcoming you... More

Miami, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My son and his girlfriend came to visit me in Miami in early March (they are both 21 years old) while on their college spring break. My son loves lemurs so we stumbled upon the Lemur encounter on the internet and Jungle Island (we were searching to see if any of the local zoos had lemurs). I had never been... More

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JungleIsland, Manager at Jungle Island, responded to this review

We are thrilled you stumbled across our website and decided to pay us a visit for our popular lemur encounter. Your feedback from your overall experience at Jungle Island truly warmed our heart and we thank you for posting such a detailed review. We also are glad to hear that Jungle Island is reason enough for your son’s return. There’s... More

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