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Sarasota Jungle Gardens

3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234
941-355-5305
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Ranked #26 of 88 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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This place has nice animals to see and the setting is well laid. Don't miss the bird shoe. The reptile show was very educational as well.

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Danville, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

we found the park very entertaining, getting up close with pink flamingos, the wild and well kept grounds, birds of all kinds everywhere, a pleasent place to spend a few hours. while staying at the lovely Casa Del Mar resort, the grounds there and our visit to sarasota jungle park , truly complmented our time in the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you have small children they will find some entertainment, but for the money this was a bit of a let down. Feeding the flamingos was a highlight and the shows are cute. Overall a lot of walking with not much to see or do.

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North Haverhill, New Hampshire, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We brought the kids to the SJG today. What a great place! We all learned something new about the animals there. Be sure to go to the shows. The kids got the hold an alligator and a parrot. They got to feed the flamingos who followed them around! The botanical gardens are beautiful as well. This was pleasant surprise after... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We took a few hours to tour Jungle Gardens. It had a lot of interesting animals and close encounters with different birds and reptiles. It was a fair cost for a few hours of entertainment.

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Dacula, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had such a great time here. There are paths to follow, lots of tropical foliage with signs to identify some of them. Butterflies and birds around. When we got to water, the ducks and flamingos were all over the place and would walk right up to us for a photo op! The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We just visited SJG in August 2014. It was wonderful!! My normally cautious 5 year old son was ecstatic to hold a snake and feed the flamingos! There was a ton to see, great shows, and friendly staff. It is well worth the cost, which was cheap for everything we did. We will be back every time we come to... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

What a nice walk through the jungle gardens. We saw 2 shows and had a bird sit on our arm. My kids loved the bird show especially when the bird rode a bike. The flamingo area is beautiful. The employees are really friendly. Great little place to spend a few hours.

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Chicago, Illinois
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165 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

There is a lot more to Florida than the Gulf of Mexico and the white, sandy beaches. Of course, most tourists don't get beyond the water. But there are many other attractions that give visitors a vivid and realistic picture of what Florida is all about--like Sarasota Jungle Gardens. It is one of the oldest consistently open attractions in the... More

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We wanted to take a break from all the sightseeing and just relax around in Sarasota. We picked the Gardens and it was a good decision. Kids loved it. We even got scared during the reptile show when a trainer was having a hard time to handle one of his gators. Its tail whacked the trainer's back and You could... More

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