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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
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Homosassa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I took my granddaughter (9 Yrs. old) and we had a great time. Don't forget to get the meal deal for the day, well worth every penny. Now she wants to go back every weekend!!

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Casselberry
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The hustle and bustle of the park is geared mainly to the young, not to the young at heart. We enjoyed the animal exposure, but found the train safari to include about 50% of the time viewing bushes. We hit the park at about 10:30 and paid our exorbitant parking fee. Parked almost door-to-door with the adjacent cars, then had... More

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Trowbridge, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

On our recent trip (me-44 Wife-43) visited Busch Gardens. Park is extremely clean and tidy. We visited twice during our 2 week holiday. We made use of the free transport included with the admission tickets and got to the park for just after 10 am on both occasions. Both times we bought the all day dining as we knew it... More

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Fort McCoy, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Loved this place! The rides are awesome, especially Sheikra. Went back the next day to do the water rides only,and didn't find many (5 maybe) so... we just went on the other rides as again! I love it and will def go back again.

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Wales
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Great park for teens the queues were very manageable we got there quite early and managed to see all that was on offer the train was a godsend for my tired legs a very enjoyable day was had by all.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Nice time, really enjoyed it. Loved the water rides. Went as a couple and it was fun to not have kids and be kids ourselves.

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Okeechobee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We try to visit the big parks every other year. As my kids get older they are able to ride more rides which makes the trip fun for all. (tip) get there as early as possible, and hit the rides you want most first. As far as the food goes we are satisfied with the quality. The price? That could... More

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England, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

one of our favourite park to go to, not just for the coasters and other rides but also for the animal parts of the park, zoo come theme park it's just great family will want to keep going back, only an hours drive from orlando, it is funny experience for us though, of all the places we have been to... More

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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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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