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Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone Number: +1 888-800-5447
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Busch Gardens Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of...

Busch Gardens 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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We had a great time at the park. Enough said. Food at all park is expensive not that any park is reasonable. Parking was not a issue.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great time at the park. Enough said. Food at all park is expensive not that any park is reasonable. Parking was not a issue.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A bit old, but good. I had to bay fast pass. Food good and cheap for a parks Come early and have fun.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

To those who want a great zoo/coaster type of day, Busch Gardens is the place to be. They also have have music shows, dance numbers, ice skating shows. Many different types of food etc. The price seems high at $99, but as Florida resident, you can convert to a pass for free entry for the rest of the year.

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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed a visit to Busch Gardens recently. Although I am not an animal person, I enjoyed seeing the animals in the park. They were beautiful and unique. The shows we saw were good but nothing spectacular. My favorite was the animal show. The park was clean and nicely appointed. The only ride we took was the train. It provided a... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved Busch Gardens and all the rides that were inside the park. My favourite ride was definitely the cheetah.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a few days at Busch Gardens around New Years, and it was a blast. We've been to a lot of other amusement parks, and the rides at Busch Gardens are among the best. Lots of coasters, and Falcon's Fury was the bomb! The lines were a bit long in the afternoon & evening, so make sure to get... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Two days visit at Busch Gardens prior to our cruise. This is a great park for thrill ride enthusiasts. It is clean and well kept. My children had a fantastic time here. I would recommend a visit.

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st.pete,fl
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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

hello , we live in tampa and are very lucky to be able to spend lots of time at this park so we are going to save you time and give our condensed opinion on how to enjoy this wonderful park, if you are florida res, get the florida fun pass, get the all day dinning deal , see the... More 

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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an amazing time at the park. All the animals look cared for Can hand feed kangaroos and birds in aviary. The rides are good The cheetah ride is super. It looks scary but it isn't as bad as it looks and worth a go. We got a meal deal wrist band which is worth the cost too you get... More 

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layton, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Early in the year animals we not very active but no crowds to deal with. With the VIP we were also the only group so we got even more specialized access. Not just front of the live but back door entrance, first to ride, choice of seat and two and three rides without getting off. Nancy was very nice and... More 

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