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Busch Gardens

Address: 10165 N Malcolm McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone Number: +1 888-800-5447
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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Ranked #19 of 132 Activities in Tampa
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Dining
Owner description: Busch Gardens(R) Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 297...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Dining
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Gateshead_tyne_&_Wear
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Well sign posted from Kissimmee, not so good when you leave the theme park. Waited in long queues from the entry and for most of the rides. When standing in the crowds, spoke to the locals from Florida, to discover they pay $147 per year for unlimited visits for the family for all the theme parks!!! Feel cheated that I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Will Definitely be going again in the near future as a matter of fact I am packing to get out of this cold weather and going south definitely a place to visit

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This park has it all! Rides, games and a Safari!!! We even fed giraffes. My 10 year old had a phenomenal time. Said it was his best day ever!

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Jamestown, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Busch Gardens on our 1st family trip to Florida. We research a lot before we go visit a place like this. Here are a few things that may help with your visit........ 1.) Purchase tickets online if possible. This can oftentimes save money & it will def save time at the gates. 2.) The safari is totally... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The whole family loves this place and they do a great job of changing things up so their are new things from year to year. Lot's of great rides and we love the shows too. TIP: One parent buys the membership with free parking, and the rest of us get annual Fun Passes, as a means of saving money. We... More 

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Napanee, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

My 21 year old daughter came to visit while I was staying in Hudson Florida. We decided to hit Busch Gardens. Glad we did. This is part zoo and part amusement park. A bit for everyone. The rides were very interesting but I am not a roller coaster fan so I did do one (just to satisfy my daughter) The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We had a great day at Busch gardens. Would definitely recommend paying extra to do the safari as it was a great experience.

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Warrenton, Virginia, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed almost everything at Busch Gardens.I was major league disappointed with the tour Serengeti Safari. It costs literally a buck a minute so that you MIGHT get to feed a giraffe. The vehicle whisks you through the acreage quickly wwith short pauses when there is a herd of animals. There is a photog on board who snaps photos... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I bought a 99 dollars attractions pass. In my opinion, the 3 additional attractions are worthless. I was an adult without children but the aquarium, ZOO and Chihuly are a waste of time. That said, I loved Busch Gardens. Do not waste money on the Serengeti Safari. It costs 1dollar a minute and the tour races through the acreage so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Busch gardens has some fun roller coasters including sheikra with the 200 ft drop. The flamingos are stinky. But the plants and animals are beautiful. Fed the Kangaroos and they are absolutely sweet.

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