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Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

3755 NW US Highway 17-92, at I-4 (Exit 104), Sanford, FL 32747
+1 407-323-4450
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Sanford
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Nestled in lush tropical foliage, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens boasts over 400 animals, 23 acres of native gardens, an Insect Zoo and... more » Owner description: Nestled in lush tropical foliage, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens boasts over 400 animals, 23 acres of native gardens, an Insect Zoo and Reptile House, live animal encounters, many educational opportunities and demonstrations, Tropical Splash Playground, and the Little Florida Coastline Railroad and Animal Carousel. For a small fee, you can feed Rafiki and Emba our giraffes or go behind-the-scenes with PJ and Jahi our Indian rhinos! With something for everyone, the adventures are endless! « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
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Clermont, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My husband and I spent the morning at the Zoom Air Treetop Adventure Park on Friday. What a great time! We decided to go early and on a day that wasn't too hot, and we had purchased a groupon, which made the price a bit more managable. This is a "ropes and zipline" type of attraction in the trees just... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a nice Zoo. Had a lot of new things added such as a splash pad, animals etc. there have been a lot of bees because the ice cream

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having grown up going to Brookfield Zoo in Illinois and having experienced Brevard Zoo, I was not impressed with our visit. We drove 90 minutes, paid about the same price we paid at Brookfield ($16.95 for adults, my 2 year old gets in free there) there weren't many animals to see, it was sad to see then in such small... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to this zoo on our last day of our Orlando vacation. It is so pretty and is located in a natural tree filled location. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the animal feeding area especially the pygmy goats and alpaca. It was great fun. We saw several animals that we had never seen before. Great break from the... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My kids and I love it here. Great location with beautiful atmosphere. Wonderful educational Summer classes. My daughter loved spending her Summer here.

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Tavares, Florida
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189 reviews 189 reviews
116 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I was really disappointed with this zoo. It's more like a rednecks yard. It was my 2nd visit, last being 10 years ago. I was hoping things would've improved, but they didn't, and the price is $15 to get in now. Not worth it. My biggest issue is with the animals. Most of them were agitated and seem caged instead... More

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Mt. Plymouth
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It's gotten so much better in the last year if you haven't been take another look! More animals, more info, a splash park for the kids, and a great animal feeding area. Heads up bring some extra cash, you little one will want to ride the train and it's not included in admission. Plus they have some pretty cool adventures... More

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Geneva, fl
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Average zoo kept very well. No lions or elephants however which seems unusual. Animals look well fed and cages very clean. Impressed with the amount of outdoor fans for the animals to keep cool. It was 94 degrees outside

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Osteen, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Like any other zoo it had quite a variety of animals from near and far. They also had paint ball. and zip lining as side attractions. I was in a wheel chair and felt the wood walkways a bit while going over them. Should be no problem for walking though. If you have some time and not anything to do,... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

little pricey for adults. Animals did not seem to have much area to romp. Educational sessions were the best part, especially Nick with the snakes. Petting zoo was 1/2 open. Lots of kids interactive areas. Zoo was clean. Staff very nice.

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