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Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples, FL 34102
+1 239-262-5409
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Ranked #17 of 76 attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Zoos, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Getting married
Owner description: Much more than a walk-thru zoo, this historic tropical garden and nationally accredited zoo features a full day of wildlife experiences to delight... more » Owner description: Much more than a walk-thru zoo, this historic tropical garden and nationally accredited zoo features a full day of wildlife experiences to delight guests with the natural world to inspire the conservation of our planet's remaining wild areas and their wondrous inhabitants. New for 2014: Discover the wonders of South America featuring a Giant anteater, Patagonian cavies, Cotton-top tamarins, and more. Get wildly close to the cheetahs at viewing windows. Hand-feed the herd of giraffe plus enjoy your favorite animals like lions, tigers, and bears. Naples Zoo is one of only four zoos in the nation to feature YouTube-favorites: African honey badgers. Plus discover rarely seen species including Malagasy fosas and 2 of less than 20 striped hyenas in the nation. Ask those questions you've always wondered about at the Meet the Keeper Series. Be fascinated by rare creatures during premier wildlife shows. Cruise through islands of monkeys, lemurs, and apes. Watch our professional staff hand-feed American alligators while dispelling popular myths. Snap great photos and learn the facts behind the fiction at a venomous snake talk. It's wild fun from apes to zebras. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a nonprofit organization cooperating in conservation programs both in and outside the wild for endangered species. The zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the organization that sets the highest standards for wildlife care, education, and conservation. The garden also holds accreditation by The Morton Register of Arboreta and is a member of the American Public Gardens Association. « less
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St. Louis, MO
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit with a kid. 2nd time here and still loved it. Have to feed the giraffes? We also rode the camel which was nice despite me not liking heights. Gator show is always nice too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This is a very small zoo with some very large animals. The outstanding staff present live shows every 45 minutes or so and they bring the exhibits alive. The Tiger and reptile talks were particularly impressive. This isn't one of the Worlds great zoos but it is a great little zoo and the staff are outstanding.

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Newton(Boston), MA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Though relatively small compared to the big city zoos we are used to, this zoo manages to give you a much more intimate and varied experience with the animals. The monkey boat tour is a highlight. Monkeys are housed on small islands in a lake and a boat with a very informed guide takes you around the islands - the... More

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Naples, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the Naples Zoo and it was certainly worth the entrance fee. Although you can't compare the zoo to a Busch Gardens, it is worth going to when you are in the Naples area. They have plenty of wildlife to view and have employees give talks at various times to educate you on a particular species at the zoo.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

the zoo was quite small but i expected that of a city zoo, the attractions were ok,the enclosures werent as good as i would have liked but most of the animals looked happy. the highlight was my wife and children having a camel ride for $5 each!!!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Nice little friendly zoo. Tigers, bears, lions as well as some newer additions like Fosa and honey badgers. Knowledgeable staff. Volunteer Al was a real big help in answering all our questions.

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Sebastian FL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Really nice day at the zoo and gardens! Not set up like most I have seen. Currently under renovations which I am sure will make it even better.

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Bethpage, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We went with our 2 year old and 11 month old. It was hot but there were lots of shaded areas to sit. We took a boat ride to see monkeys and even fed giraffes! Wasn't too crowded and had a cute gift shop and lunch area where you could buy sandwiches, fruit, drinks and snacks.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We spent 90 minutes here and saw it all. Just the right amount of time to feel like we got out money's worth, learned a bit, and still had rest of day for the beach and other sights. The lines for the boat ride were TOO long so we skipped that but saw most animals you'd have seen on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Always have to spend the day here at least once a season. Don't need kids along. This place is fun and interesting for all ages. When you get beached and suned out, this is the place to go.

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