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Busch Gardens

10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 888-800-5447
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Ranked #8 of 89 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Busch gardens always provides a great day out. It offers a great range of extreme thrill rides, animals and shows. It is a very attractive park, and well maintained. You are surrounded by flowers and different animals everywhere you go. The sky ride is always a highlight, as you are able to travel along it from one side of the... More

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Dorval, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to Busch Gardens Tampa on July 23rd. We arrived early, around 9:30, just as the park opened. We are experienced park goers so we arrive early to get a good parking spot and walk the park before all the attractions open. Note: it's kind of irritating that they charge you $17 for parking when they know you're going... More

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Joliet, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We took our two kids ages 4 and 6 to the park in July. We had lots of fun. The park was gorgeous. The rides were fun. One disappointment was the number or type of rides for children my son's size and age. There were only a few that he could go on that he thought weren't baby rides. Air... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most attractive theme parks I've seen. Beautiful foliage and floral displays. We had many close encounters with the animals. Well laid out with easy to follow paths, not like walking into a maze. Good choices for food that are reasonably priced. Great trill rides, and a few less intense. We had a great time and... More

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Liverpool
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Arrived a Busch Gardens for opening time to find out The new Falcons Fury ride wasn't yet open, Shakira was out of action all day and Kumba broke down for an hour whilst we were in the queue. Besides them issues the park is excellent, loads to do and see, loads of wildlife, loads of rides etc. Park feels much... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We spent a couple of not so exciting days at Universal and decided to travel down to Busch Gardens for the roller-coasters and it did not disappoint. Our 12 and 14 year old kids loved the park and wish we had another day there instead of universal. Fantastic!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My daughter really enjoyed our visit to Busch Gardens. I was glad I purchased the dining package (online with tickets). The food was good and tasty. I also bought the Jungala Insider tour and that was very interesting. We also visited the Wildlife Docs presentation and that was interesting as well. The only thing was that it rained and didn't... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Start with a $17 parking fee, about double the minimum wage...cramping cars so close together that drinking the nxt cars door virtually unavoidable. The web site tries to force you to multiple day tickets and extras...not nice. As far as the ticket fees. Be prepared for sticker shock. The food is bland..basicly institutional..and of course overpriced. They will gladly sell... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Huge thrill rides! Close to Tampa Bay so you can have a trip to the beach after. Really fun day out. Takes about 50mins to drive to from Orlando

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had planned our trip for months and it was VERY well worth it! I purchased all the tickets in advance ONLINE that included all day FOOD! Just in food we added up what we would have spent and it was close to $300. So after spending $500 for gate tickets and food for a family of 5 it is... More

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