We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Busch Gardens

10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 888-800-5447
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #8 of 92 Attractions in Tampa
Book Now

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 older children, Activities for young children
Write a Review

5,297 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    3,172
    1,312
    454
    200
    159
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Dunedin, Florida
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
90 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Come early to sign up for the limited safari rides to go to the savannah to feed giraffes. They will bend down to feed and you can scratch their necks. Other zoo animals abound in free range settings. of course the rides are a delight for the younger set and the themed sections. Food is good and reasonable; shopping is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Beautiful grounds, well looked after animals, good choice of eateries, several shows, rides big and small. This really does have something for everyone. We had one day here, but would have come back if we hadn't had to drive an hour to get here. Enjoyed the Rhino Rally safari, watching the Elephants, Hyenas, White Tigers and Giraffes find and eat... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Orlando, Florida
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I simply love Busch Gardens for the fact of thrill rides. I have no problem driving from Orlando to Tampa for the rides they offer. Sure something's are dated, the themes are off and will never compare to Disney or Universal, their awful ticketing system the drives me insane each and every time I go to Busch Gardens or SeaWorld,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tintagel, , United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to busch gardens. Great rides interspersed with different animals to see. The train ride is the best way to see the park. Free locker use while you go on the rides is very handy & they have cool zones dotted around the park which were a welcome relief in the heat! A truly wonderful day... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
uk
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Busch Gardens is a great day out for everyone. Great rides, wonderful scenery, fabulous animal viewing opportunities and a very laid back atmosphere. Much more chilled than any of the other parks. We went on a Sunday in late August - the park opens at 9.30am with car parking opening at 9am. It was well worth being there when it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

As already written the park is very busy but the rides are great, the food passes worked really well for our family and we all loved it. Something for everyone which is tricky when you are with a party of adults, teens, small children and those who don't like rides. The water rides really do soak you, but they are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Rochelle, New York
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Both my granddaughter and I loved Busch Gardens. Her for the rides and myself for the variety of events going on in the park. There are the rides, the zoo like atmosphere, the games, etc. An abundance of enjoyment for the family.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
65 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Have been visiting Busch Gardens for the past 25 years every couple of years without children and now though their various ages which are now 12/14. I booked on the web site which gave $15 off and a 2nd day visit. We travelled in mid August. The park was not busy on both days (Monday) and most rides walked on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Swindon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

First visit to this park for me. Went midweek towards end Aug, park very quiet and pretty much went on all rides without waiting. Food outlets good but only offer burgers pizzas etc. Cleanliness very good, Park has an Afican theme and as such is also a zoo,: animals looked lethargic although obviuosly well cared for if you have strong... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing theme park with so much to do ……unless it rains. Here in lies the problem as it rains nearly every day and unlike Disney or other Orlando attractions virtually nothing is undercover so when it rains or storms it all shuts down. Having said this the rides are immense. That have the tallest, longest and wait... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Busch Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Busch Gardens, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing