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Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone Number: +1 888-800-5447
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Dining
Description: Busch Gardens(R) Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300...
Busch Gardens(R) Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 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.
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Florida is not just for Disney

My kids love this place. You don't have to just do Disney or Universal. Busch Gardens is a great place for your under 10yrs old children. Plan your trip well. I think Sea World... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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554 reviews 554 reviews
190 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My kids love this place. You don't have to just do Disney or Universal. Busch Gardens is a great place for your under 10yrs old children. Plan your trip well. I think Sea World is a must do stop as well. If you were thinking of Epcot for a day with your young kids change it to Busch Gardens. They... More 

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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Busch Gardens has more and better rides for youngsters and adults than Magic Kingdom and given their " buy one day and come all year promotion", you can't beat the price. Food venues leave something to be desired but no worse than most theme parks. Parking is difficult and far from the park but shuttles run regularly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Most Rollercosters, shops, shows,animals and the food. The kids area is also great.I can go back again and again, there is something for the entire family.

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Cameron, North Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
48 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

If you like roller coasters then Bush Gardens Tampa is your destination. Excellent park, clean with lots to see and do. Not many shows but those that were there were good.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Ok, it's a family code for intense roller coaster, SHIEKRA and falcon fury (new free fall ride!) were my favorites. Great tix pricing through AAA. We also bought the all you can eat/all day meal plan for a few of the bigger eateries/cafes. Mostly because at $3/bottle water every hour, this AUCE pays for itself after a full day at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The rides and everything are really fun and the park is clean but they have no good food. But don't let that stop you! Go to Busch gardens

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Had a great time with my son on 5th grade end of school year trip. Was nice going on a Monday vs a weekend day. Even better was the meal tickets for 14 dollars that we used for lunch. Also we had got souvenir cup with free refills for the day. All in all great day out with my son.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I visited Busch Gardens over 20 years ago and had very fond memories, and now that I came back, now with my kids, it was as much fun as I remembered. The combination between thrill rides and nature/ animals is unparalleled. In my very humble opinion you can skip Disney's Animal Kingdom and visit Busch Gardens instead. Cheetah Hunt and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A great theme park , lots of animals to enjoy , third year this summer going with family going to do the safari . tip if you have aaa you can get a discount on seaworld and this a lot cheaper then buying single tickets

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Naples, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

want a alternative to Disney World try Busch Gardens for a great day trip exciting rides go take a train on Safari

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