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Busch Gardens

10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 888-800-5447
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Ranked #8 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
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Virginia, USA
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

EZ pay makes it easy to buy Annual passes, but in the fine print it will automatically renew--they never email or contact you that your pass will be renewed. They just keep on charging and will not refund your money after contacting them. Very sneaky and the people on the phone will not give your money back even though they... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Absolutely loved Busch Gardens. It is clean and varied .Animals and walks for those who wish and great rollercoasters for those wishing to thrill ride .Lockers are available for bags during rides but read instructions on time. We got a locker that was free for 30 mins, there was a slight delay on our ride and we went overtime and... More

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Maywood, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The place was nice inside clean. Food was good. But the only problem I have is when it rains ALL rides stop. Even if there is no Thunder Storms. We all know about Florida Storms. Thats the only down fall a slight of rain and it over for awhile.

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Barcelona, Spain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

this was the second time we went to busch gardens, we got there early but still there was a huge cue at the entrance, once inside you asked yourself why it took so long as the park was empty. at some rides there was absolutely no waiting time, but others were simply closed. this was the second time I visited... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Moved to Florida in March of 2014. I have been to busch gardens 3 times. Best time to go is during the week. Me and my boyfriend went on a tuesday morning around 10 and we pretty much got on every ride and was done by 2 pm. There is not much of a wait during the week. On the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This wa the second time I have been to this attraction with my two boys ( they are older now 21 and 12) My youngest loved the rollercoasters esp the big ones :) I decided to try out the all day dining deal and tbh it was great value for money - it's around $35 per adult and a little... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

What an amazing day! We had such fun here! Make sure you're here for, open to close if this is your first visit because you won't want to miss out! There are lockers for things. Make sure to visit the feeding experiences of the lorikeets and the kangaroos this really was so much fun!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Just visited this attraction and it was simply great, however be mindful of the following things. 1. If you want to take advantage of the place go early in the morning at 9am you will be able to go on most rides before it gets busy 2. Never, I repeat never go on Saturday, best time is weekdays, Tuesday to... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

There is a bit of everything for everybody here. If you are more of an animal lover, you will have plenty of opportunities to see many rare animals and learn about conservations efforts. If you are a thrill-seeker, there will be plenty of rides for you (haven't tried Falcon Fury yet, but I heard it is amazing). Kids and adults... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Been to Florida 4 times now, first time we decided to visit Bush Gardens, wish we didn't, waste of a day, Disney does it a lot better, found it quite dirty, a lot of things were not open, needs a massive update, staff weren't too friendly, needs to up it's game if it wants to stay in bussines. Won't be... More

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