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Busch Gardens

10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 888-800-5447
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Ranked #9 of 92 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 older children, Activities for young children
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Best park in orlando by far! It has thrill ride after thrill ride but also lots for families to do as well! We will be going back this holiday as it was just amazing! Think it's a bit of a rip off that you have to pay for a locker for each ride you go on, so TOP TIP: make... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Busch has too much adventure to see starting in the afternoon. You have to get there early to enjoy all the overwhelming exhibits and sights. My wife and I had a wonderful time.

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Visited mid week in September and we were lucky that the park was very quiet.... Some rides we actually waited for people to join us before we began! Its took us ages to get to the park from Orlando (driving) and back again as we couldn't find any signs to the park. Compared to Universal and Disney the park just... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We have annual passes to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. We have gone to Adventure Island for the past few months. We were waiting for the weather to cool down before going to Busch. We went right when they opened on Saturday morning. Wasn't too busy, so got to ride a lot. We ended up leaving at 1 o'clock for... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This park is brilliant, I loved every minute I was there, there was so much to do. All the rides were fantastic and the food there was awesome. I loved the entertainment and their brass band were brilliant, they made me want to get up and dance they were that good. I would recommend everyone to go to that park,... More

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Englewood, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I purchased a fun pass in March of 2014 which meant I could go to Busch Gardens as many times as I wanted until December 2014, Each time 5 already we discovered something new. The first time were the rides Yes I went on the cheetah what a rush we saw some great side shows that is what my buddy... More

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Burton on Trent
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

As a family of five we really enjoyed this park especially with fact there's rides and animal activities. If you like roller coasters then you will love this park. Sheikra and cheetah hunt are a must. You can feed kangaroos apple juice and food at selected times for 10 dollars which was quite an experience for kids as well as... More

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you like to be thrilled by rides this is the place to go. On Falcons Fury you are winched up over 350 feet and tipped so you are starring at the ground before being dropped at breakneck speed to the ground. Sheikra and Montu are great rides. The grounds are nice and there are lots of things going on... More

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Linden, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

One little known area at Bush Gardens is the place that ALL the animals are familiar with- the animal care station. They have built this station so that you really get to see what goes on behind the scenes and how the animals are treated with the proper medical care and day to day upkeep to keep the animals healthy.... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

great time, high recommend I got on the new ride cheetah excellent it goes from 0-100 miles rapidly. Be aware of the weather, if thurdering or rainy all the roller coaster will be shut down. We had a great time.

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