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Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone Number: +1 888-800-5447
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Dining
Description: Busch Gardens(R) Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300...
Busch Gardens(R) Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with more than 12,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.
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Spent the day here July 3rd and left tired, but happy! We are 4 adult animal lovers there primarily for the critters and not the rides, but the thrill seekers would love it here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Spent the day here July 3rd and left tired, but happy! We are 4 adult animal lovers there primarily for the critters and not the rides, but the thrill seekers would love it here too. Lines at major rides were long (up to 70 min) so might want to spend extra to avoid waiting. We got the meal deal and... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This was our first time at Busch Gardens. It takes about 1 and 1/4hrs to get there from International Drive. Make sure you know the route as it's not signposted until you're almost there. Had a brilliant day. Loads for everyone to do. Rollercoasters, water rides, animals, shows, restaurants and shops. Plenty of places to shade, so you can get... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We arrived early and therefore had short queue times for most of the rides. However there was a stole nearby and the park shut all of the attractions till this passed which was a bit of a bummer. Just after this we had our safari which was amazing. Being so close to giraffes was an amazing experience, it's amazing how... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

all you can dine meal plan!Eat and eat going from spot to spot entree sides deserts beverages then attractions and eat some more!

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Thomasville, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Hot and crowded . . . could not see animals well in most of the areas. The train ride was good but noisey. Food in park was sub-par.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Great place. Had many places for both my 2 year old and my 7 year old. The only negative I would warn is if you want to buy your child something Sesame Street related you HAVE to do it in the Sesame area. They do not sell this in other areas of the park. Very disappointing as I was waiting... More 

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Florence, Alabama
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I love this place. Not only does it have rides it has animals,too. I went with my husband and 15 year old daughter. We had a blast. The lines for the rides were very short or none. Which was great. Was able to ride all the rides we wanted. Just wish that it was open longer hours during warm weather.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

well I did not expect it to be such a great fun for weak hearted like me(I don't like to ride on big rides like cheeta hunt.. ) .. But it was loads of other stuff that me and my 6 yr old could do and enjoy.. Everything about this place is great except I expected the rest rooms to... More 

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Very nice. Lots of rides, and great roller coasters. Some of the rides are still a bit bumpy, but others are smooth and fast. I love how these parks keep trying to one-up each other which is good for the customer. The free-fall ride (I think it was Falcon's Fury?) was very different in that once you got to the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

It has been several years since we went to Busch Gardens. We recently flew our 10 year old niece out for her first solo trip. She wanted to go to Disney World, but our passes were in the black out period, so we opted for Busch Gardens. It was a hit with her as she is a roller coaster junkie.... More 

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Additional Information about Busch Gardens

Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone Number: +1 888-800-5447
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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