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Address: 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone Number: 941-355-5305
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Dining
Description: 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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What a neat surprise this was! A seemingly small attraction that was big on beauty and close up animal viewing! The staff was fun, knowledgeable and friendly. The jungle like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Parkesburg
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

What a neat surprise this was! A seemingly small attraction that was big on beauty and close up animal viewing! The staff was fun, knowledgeable and friendly. The jungle like setting makes for a cool stroll in the usually hot Florida sunshine. The colors were a sight to behold.

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Oakwood, Illinois
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142 reviews 142 reviews
80 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of Florida's old roadside attractions. The grounds are well maintained and the animals all looked well taken care of. The bird exhibition was great fun; two birds in particular were fantastically funny they were friends who harassed each other like siblings. The flamingos roam freely and always make spectacles of themselves; highly entertaining! Route 66 buffs this... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It was a wonderful experience for both my mother and I. More than we expected! Great time and pictures to remember! !

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It is amazing how many exhibits of birds, monkeys, and other wildlife they squeezed into a small area. It seems much larger than it is. Unlike many zoos I've visited, their animals seem happy and well acclimated to life in a zoo. Many of the animals are rescues from people who abandoned them, or from being injured due to hunting,... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I visited the Jungle Gardens for the first time as a chaperone for a school field trip...kindergartners! For children of this age it's a great place to take them. Older children may not be so intrigued. It is small, but it was also nice to be able to see everything during our short time there. We were treated to a... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I loved it! This is a very cute, out of the ordinary place. It was clean, the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, and you can see that the animals are well cared for. P.S. you will want to set aside some extra time for the flamingos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful experience for the whole family! My mother (in her 70's) said it was one of the most enjoyable experiences she's had and well worth the money. We spent a couple hours with the flamingos...they were wonderful social and gentle animals. Everyone in our family was able to get a picture with one of the exotic birds (separate... More 

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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We took our 5 year old twins here while on vacation. It was a nice break from the beach. They got to hold baby alligators and snakes. There is a playground they can explore. We finished the day off with a bird show. Overall not bad for something different to do.

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Boise, Idaho
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13 reviews 13 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Visited on a warm day, but there was lots of shade to keep the sun away. Only saw the bird show, which was about 15minutes long and very entertaining. The highlight of the day was feeding the free-roaming flamingos - what fun! careful with little ones - these birds can get a bit aggressive while feeding, my adult daughter got... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you want to be in nature, see some animals, and watch some entertaining animal antics then this is the place for you! Big enough to spend 3-4 hours -- yet not so big that it's overly taxing physically -- you get to experience a wildlife show, a tropical bird show (which is the best),, and a reptile show. Make... More 

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