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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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Great place to visit if you like birds! If you go, make sure to catch the show where the different birds show off their many talents/skills! Definitely worth seeing. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
Venice, Florida, United States
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Venice, Florida
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161 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

When the grandkids come to visit, Sarasota Jungle Gardens is a MUST! They love seeing the monkeys and other animals, but by far, their favorite activities are feeding the flamingoes and watching the parrot shows!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This place is so much fun. The animals are very friendly and walk up to you. I'd recommend this for all ages. This place is neat.

New York City, New York
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106 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

It's dated, but clean and the animals are well cared for. We enjoyed the stroll through the gardens; the kids were very entertained. We would go back; it's not rush, rush, rush like the mega attractions in Orlando. Relaxing; the gift shop wasn't much, very limited items unfortunately. We would go back for a return visit.

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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This is an "old Florida" tradition. Kids of all ages get a kick out of feeding the flamingos and the up close and personal talks provided by staff are entertaining and educational.

Venice, Florida, United States
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Great place to visit if you like birds! If you go, make sure to catch the show where the different birds show off their many talents/skills! Definitely worth seeing. The gardens are beautiful and provide lots of shade!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

What a hidden gem! The gardens and plant growth is beautiful and has a wonderful jungle feel to the paths. Hand feeding Flamingo's is a must. Parrots, American Crocodiles, and other animals are well taken care of. A perfect 1/2 day trip. Prepare to spend about 3-4 hours for this wonderful place. The director of the park is also a... More 

Sarasota, Florida, United States
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Old timey style Florida attraction. Birds of all kinds, reptile room, bird show, alligators, winding walkway through beautiful Florida gardens. Play area for the kids to. Children love it.

Damascus, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Once we heard the Sarasota Jungle Gardens had tropical birds we quickly planned a trip. We had a fun day cavorting with the freely roaming flamingoes. What characters they are! For those who are into it these guys will eat out of hand. The parrots and cockatiels put on quite a show - literally. The exotic birds are incredibly gorgeous... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Visited in August - was very hot, but there are plenty of shady trails. Is quite cute and will return with our granddaughter again when it is cooler. Mostly well kept but the 'train' in the kids play area needs replaced...it is quite cute though. 3 yr old walked the entire park herself and enjoyed feeding the flamingos.

Boca Grande, Florida
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Best time is during Christmas holiday season when the gardens come alive with lights. Terrific for children.


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