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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 #1 of 215 things to do in Tampa
Type: Amusement & theme parks, Nature & wildlife areas, 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: Amusement & theme parks, Nature & wildlife areas, 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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Hudson, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My two granddaughters have Celiac Disease which means they MUST be gluten free. On their website Busch Gardens brags about the care they take with food allergies. They even had pictures of gluten free foods and cookies & brownies. They have NO idea about Celiac or any other food allergies, most didn't even know what gluten was! Each restaurant would... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My 10-year-old son has autism. He is funny about rides; when he's in the mood, he'll go on anything, but when he's not, he will not do anything and it's impossible to convince him to try something he doesn't want. On this day, he was afraid of everything. We went on two rides; the bumper cars and the train that... More 

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uxbridgeontario
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We have gone to Busch Gardens several years in a row this year I took my 88 year old dad and my adult kids. What a waste Of money it was $100 per person it was not worth it at all!! The food was terrible, the grounds are looking run down. Several displays were closed ..... They should have discounted... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We went to this park as a family package deal of 3 parks (Busch Gardens, Seaworld Orlando, Aquatica). The park is well laid out, and does have a lot of nice roller coasters and other rides for children (we had an 11 month old with us so he was limited on what he could go on). The parking was way... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Never a bad time. First time with the little ones. Kept busy the whole time! Only thing I would say is that they need their food pass restaurants not so spread out when all you're looking for is a drink. Clean, friendly, fun. Certainly doesn't hurt that they sell adult beverages.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

During my only visit to Busch Gardens my family was in line for a rafting ride when someone pointed out approximately 20 ducklings swimming desperately around the ramp that brings the raft up to be loaded. The were being sucked in and then pushed back out by the current and water pump. After a very very lame and 20 second... More 

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Brandon, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Maybe it's just that we are not roller coaster people but there are basically no rides if roller coasters are not your thing. We thought there would be more/better animal experiences. Maybe it's just that we have be to the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park which is phenomenal so had expected more. I much prefer Animal Kingdom with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Last minute trip to escape the Chicago winter for a few days included a visit to Busch Gardens. First time visit for us. Kids 14, 10 and 7 all had a great time. Roller coasters and other rides were a lot of fun, the "jungle gym" for climbing and playing in was a big hit too. We were very fortunate... More 

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Low waiting times, awesome! Great shows! Wish there were a few more rides as there were so many coasters..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Busch gardens was a really good day out. So much to do and my longest queuing time was less than 5 minutes. Some of the rides aren't open due to fixes. Food was of good quality and had healthy options. Definitely recommend

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