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Busch Gardens

10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 888-800-5447
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Ranked #9 of 85 attractions in Tampa
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
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Too much to explain about Busch, just go and enjoy this experience you will not be disappointed. Get there early as the crowds build up mid day and waiting times extend.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

If you love roller coasters, this is the place for you. There are loads of fast, thrill rides for those brave enough. Sheikra is intimidating but great, Kumba and Montu just great fun and Cheetah Hunt brilliant, but for those not so brave, there is loads to do too. Get on the train and see the animals or see them... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I am a local resident and can tell you that if you have never been its a great place to visit. There is plenty to see and do. And there is something for everyone to do . Many roller coasters and many animals to see. And there are some new attractions to see.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Before I tell you about the Park, I'd like to say that most of the rides in this park are for teens or older children, as alot of the rides are large rollercoasters with upside down loops and giant falls. Now though the rides in this park are outstanding. Cheetah Hunt, Kumba, Montu, and Sheikra are outstanding. Also if you... More

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Ocean City, Maryland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I never in my life thought I would see a kangaroo and various wildlife there. The place is filled with wild exotic animals and great rollercoasters. My favorite was the the Cheetah Hunt excellent ride and the take off was greatr. The sheikra was great and the whole theme park was fabolous. I loved the Africa theme and the staff... More

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Visited Busch Gardens while staying in St. Pete Beach for Spring Break with two teenagers (17 & 18). We saved some on the admission by purchasing tickets through the resort concierge. For the teenagers, I also purchased the Quick Queue tickets which allowed them to go through shorter lines for the rides. This enabled them to get on all of... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We have been here in 2010 and 2013 - Both times we REALLY enjoyed out day. You really do need a full day to get round everything. We tend to go later in the year (Late Oct, Nov and Early Dec) which means the ques are low. My partner is not a big fan of rides so this is perfect... More

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

A great place to take the family! The kids love seeing all of the animals and doing some of the rides.

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Great just raining. Love it! But I had checked on weather.com! So we brought ponchos for the rain! The lines were not long for the rides!

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

If you are a roller coaster enthusiast and want a real thrill for your entertainment bucks, forget about Disney World, and head to Busch Gardens. This is a great park. It is big enough to have plenty of options (coasters, "wet" raft rides, kiddie stuff, and animals), but small enough that you can do it in a day or two.... More

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