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Busch Gardens

10165 N Malcolm McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 888-800-5447
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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Ranked #7 of 60 Attractions in Tampa
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Zoos, Amusement Parks
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, Zoos, Amusement Parks
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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Athens, Alabama
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305 reviews 305 reviews
159 attraction reviews
866 helpful votes 866 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This is a nice park with good theming and plenty to do for everyone in the family. This trip we skipped the shows except for Madagascar Live:Operation Christmas Vacation. The show was well done but we got the feeling that only minor changes had been made to fit Christmas in every now and then. The thrill rides are nice and... More 

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Holmes Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Such a fun place to go ! In a season pass holder go very chance I get !!!! Live the animals and rides

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Metro Detroit
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

For us in the mid-west, Cedar Point is the ultimate thrill attraction and no place can match it. It's not just my opinion but of serious thrill-enthusiasts around the world... with that said, Busch Gardens Tampa is one great place to visit with the whole family... small kids, bigger kids, parents, and grand-parents. The price is a bit higher than... More 

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Silver Springs, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Went to Busch Gardens which are beautiful, the lights at night are fantastic but the paths between the areas are very dark - next time I will take a flashlight. Otherwise good visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I are pass holders for 5 years and to us it is a good deal and have good shows we will keep buying tickets.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
68 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I have always loved Busch Gardens and look forward to visiting whenever I am lucky enough to visit Florida but I have to say that this visit wasn't as good as previous. Firstly it was very very quiet there, to the point that at times we seemed to be the only people walking about, and secondly it just isn't the... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I live in central Florida but love driving the 2 hrs to get to Busch gardens. I can go by myself to ride the best roller coasters in Fl or take my 6 yr old grandson and spend all day in their "kid zone" or watching the animals. Discounts are available for AAA members and Fl residents can get the... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Fun, Sun, and Roller Coasters, with Christmas Town this time around! we always love Bush Gardens and are always surprised by how much there is to do!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Our family trip to Florida was mostly centered around Orlando, but since Tampa is just over an hour's drive from there, we knew we had to make our way to check out Busch Gardens. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! First off, we came during an off-peak period (always crucial when you want to hit a theme park) so the lines were either... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Whenever we go to Busch Gardens it is always a Great Experience. Whether it is with the grandchildren or going for Fright night with friends. Christmas wonderland is also something you may enjoy...

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