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Address: 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone Number: 941-355-5305
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An Old Florida attraction since 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens allows...

An Old Florida attraction since 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens allows visitors to experience things you won't find anywhere else. Feed free-roaming flamingos, watch parrots ride bicycles, catch lemurs at play, stare down a vulture, or pet a skunk. Be sure to visit the Flamingo Cafe for a refreshing lunch or snack. Enjoy one or more of our acclaimed animal shows. Annual events include Holiday Lights, select nights in December, and Jungle Trails and Bunny Tails, every year on Good Friday.

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*please note,* this visit was last February, 2015, but your menu doesn't allow for that

The Jungle Garden has been in Sarasota for decades and the things that grow there, bamboo and glorious shrubs and flowers, have been augmented by alligators and snakes and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Reykjavik
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Reykjavik
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Jungle Garden has been in Sarasota for decades and the things that grow there, bamboo and glorious shrubs and flowers, have been augmented by alligators and snakes and the parrot show which my grandchildren absolutely loved. Children in the audience are invited to participate in the show with the snakes, and are told about the lives of the animals.... More 

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Mt Dora, FL
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

wonderful place for children and people who just want peace and quiet in gorgeous surroundings; flamingos are amazing and the walking trail is superb--great value also.

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SarasotaJungleGarden, Owner at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for being a season ticket holder, Diane! We will see you soon! More 

Ilion, NY
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great place. The walk through the palms was very relaxing. Beautiful scenery an animals. Young and Old will have a great time.

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SarasotaJungleGarden, Owner at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed a relaxing day in The Gardens! More 

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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you've never hand-fed a flamingo, then make it a point to go to Sarasota Jungle Gardens. What a surreal experience! The rest of the gardens are lovely, and there's lots to make everyone happy.

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SarasotaJungleGarden, Owner at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Everyone LOVES hand-feeding our flamingos! So happy you did too. Thank you for the review and come back and see us again! More 

Michigan
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187 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ok, ok... if you're a PETA type, just stay away from here. Don't bother giving it a bad review just because you don't agree with it. We took our 21 month old son here, and he had an absolute blast. Parrots, ibis, flamingos to feed. Petting zoo where he could get up close with goats, chickens, a tortoise , and... More 

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Florida
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a family outing to the jungle gardens today and we had a great day. My older son loved feeding the flamingos and my young daughter was entertained by all the great walking trails. Thank you for offering this great place in our community. We will be back for sure!

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SarasotaJungleGarden, Owner at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

That's wonderful to hear! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. We will see you soon! More 

Welland, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently went to the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. I had my two small children with me and it was perfect for a morning before nap time. Feeding the flamingos was pretty cool. We caught the parrot show and fed the alligators. There is also a great little playground and sandbox for the little ones. You can bring a picnic lunch... More 

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SarasotaJungleGarden, Owner at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you, Erin. We are happy you had a great day in the Gardens! More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place, home for abandoned and displaced "jungle" birds. You can feed the flamingos on the walk around the lake, a fun thing for adults and kids. Several shows each day with the birds and one with reptiles.

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SarasotaJungleGarden, Owner at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

Michigan
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65 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small park, but good when looking to do something for a couple of hours. Loved the Flamingos. Seemed to be great if you had children.

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Thank Chuck C
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived coming here with my son who is now 8. We just started to take my 1yr old daughter and she loves it! We go every year for the holiday lights, this year was extra special!

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SarasotaJungleGarden, Owner at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Natalie, Thank you! We are so happy that you are continuing the tradition with your daughter. It really is a family friendly (and fun!) attraction. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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