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Busch Gardens

10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 888-800-5447
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Ranked #8 of 89 attractions in Tampa
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Zoos, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Dining
Owner description: Busch Gardens(R) Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 297 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world.... more » Owner description: Busch Gardens(R) Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 297 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. « less
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you have teens are older kids try Bush Gardens. The lines are much shorter (30 minutes or less) plus the crowds are smaller. I used a Groupon for $75 annual pass that made this deal and trip even better.

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Gardner, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

From entering the park to exiting it was a thrill!! The gators were amazing -- the animal house was very educational and the rides are unsurpassed. It can be a little pricey if you go with a family but there are discounts if you know where to look. We ran out of time so there was a tiny corner that... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I have been to Florida maybe 20 times and love the Theme Parks - My favourite is Busch Gardens.. (I have only travelled with adults) It is an Adult playground if you really like the Roller Coasters. The blend of Zoo / Theme Park is seamless and a leisurely stroll after lunch to visit the animal attractions is a must.... More

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Sanford, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Fun for all ages. The animals and the roller coasters appeal to all ages. There is value to the price paid for admission. Better value for price paid than some of the other amusement parks in Florida. Will definitely be back many more times.

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Lancaster
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We recently visited Busch Gardens for the first time and really enjoyed it. There were quite a few people there but it still didn't feel overcrowded like some other parks we have been to. We never had to wait more than 30 minutes to ride any of the rides and many were much shorter waits than that. I liked being... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend quick queue, especially if only visiting one day. We visited on Monday July 28th. Only had one day pass and thank God we invested in quick queue unlimited. It really saved my family a lot of time and allowed us to totally enjoy the park and even take in one of the shows. I saw prices often online... More

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We have been here before but had an exceptional safari experience this time. For an extra $40 per person (well worth it) we were able to load a safari truck and were driven right up to the animals! The highlight is when you stop and they hand you some lettuce leaves so you can feed the giraffes. They come RIGHT... More

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Sissach, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited BG with my wife and two kids (4 and 7). Entrance fee fir all of us had been the same as we have paid in Disney World, so Bg needs to Benchmark itself against Disney. Overall, BG looses by far. It starts with parking. Despite being here early, due to bad processes, we needed 30 mins to enter the... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Family theme park 335 acres opened March 1959. They have 3,000 animals, with live shows, restaurants, shops, Broadway entertainment. Rides, Tanganyika, Tidal wave (the best wave pool), stanley falls, Serengeti railway, Congo River rapids. Exhibits, Curiosity Caverns, Edge of Africa, Myombe Reserve, The Serengeti Plains. They have roller coaster rides, Scopion, Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra, Montu, Kumba. Cost $65 week day.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I've always liked Busch Gardens: it doesn't have the layout or quite the theming of its higher-end competitors in Orlando metro, but it is a great park, especially for adults. Its boasts a bunch of roller coasters which is the main reason I go to the park and is a whole lot cheaper. A fun card is a great way... More

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