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Sarasota Jungle Gardens

3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234
941-355-5305
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Ranked #40 of 89 Attractions in Sarasota
Type: Gardens, Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Dining
Owner description: An Old Florida attraction since 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens allows visitors to experience things you won't find anywhere else. Feed free-roaming... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you like birds and flowerage this in a nice place to visit. They have many birds on display along with several other animals. In several places you can hand feed the animals for a small cost. They also offer a couple of entertaining shows.

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

my folks bought me here when i was a kid, i still remember it so it must be doing something right ! 30 years later i still like the place, it's not as flash as some of the attractions in Florida but that isnt the point of the place. i hope it doesn't ever get revamped it would spoil my... More

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Leicester, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I enjoyed the animals, especially hand feeding the flamingoes, feeding the fish and watching the bird show. It was lovely to wander round the tranquil paths around the gardens. Easy access to all areas. Reasonably priced for a good half day out or more!

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Hockessin, Delaware
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We took our grandchildren aged 4 and 9 and also my 86 year old mother and everyone loved it. How many places have that kind of broad appeal. The girl that presented the bird show obviously loved her job and the show was great. Will be back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

What a wonderful and magical place this us, wether you are a kid or a grown up, the staff are super friendly and well educated to the animals they care for. Make sure you arrive before 11am for one if there interactive educational shows, and you might get to touch a hissing cockroach or a hedgehog. Thank you to all... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband and I go here every year! We don't have children and have a blast! Every year they are adding more. Loved feeding the goats, turtles, fish, and flamingos. The reptile show was very informative. We will be back many more times :)

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Miami, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
79 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I had seen advertisements for Jungle Gardens for years and decided to finally visit. Parking was free. The zoo is not very large and looks like it hasn't changed much in the last 60 years. The fact that they've stayed in business that long with an old fashioned simpler zoo than others in Florida is admirable. The bird show was... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

With our two grandsons in tow, we toured the gardens and enjoyed the local flora and fauna. The lecture on some of the indigenous wild life was excellent, and the lake where you can feed the flamingos, huge fish, turtles and other water birds is loaded with photo opportunities and not to be missed. The kids loved it. One of... More

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Englewood, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My partner and I have driven by the sign Sarasota Jungle Gardens one Saturday and decided to go in. We are glad that we did great shows you get to feed the flamingos and hold a sneak wear your walking shoes and bring some water

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Paris, France
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100 reviews 100 reviews
61 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It is a cute Floridian attraction, though it is not amazing it is still very pleasant with children. Well kept.

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