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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

7530 North Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33604
813-935-8552
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Ranked #12 of 85 attractions in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This popular zoo also has a facility to care for injured manatees, an endangered species.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Tampa Zoo is a great place for kids and parents of all ages. It is located a short drive from downtown Tampa. Unlike other zoos, this one is set in a "tropical" setting with easy access for those with strollers. It is kid friendly and easy for small children to view the animals, feed giraffes and birds. The children's... More

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I've watched this zoo grow into a wonderful place. Definitely ride the train to see behind the scenes. Food not so wonderful but everything else is great.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went there at night for Christmas and it was a great experience. They closed part of the park for the visitors and everything it's theme as snowing. Is very kid friendly and at times you could see animals but no guarantee.

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Miami
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I take my kids here all the time, my kids both love it, I love everything about it the animals,the staff. also a couple of times a year they offer free entrance for all military and their families as a thanks to our service. as a military family we really much appreciated so in turn we buy the yearly pass... More

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Tampa, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I've been to the Lowry Park many times over the years. This place is great for seeing animals in as natural of a habitat as possible. The Manatee exhibit is really special. The layout is nice and it's great visit during the weekday. Weekends can be crowded, so go early is you can. Parking is free. Hot days, make sure... More

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great zoo for taking your kids to. We have had annual passes for a number of years and are regular visitors. Always have interesting things happening. Would recommend if you are in the area to go visit, it's a great place for young families.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent zoo with great displays that seem very humane. The animals all seem to have adequate space.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Wonderful for small children. Lots of opportunities for interaction with animals, from feeding giraffes to holding lorikeets. The children's area has a great splash pad that is a must for hot summer days. Like others have mentioned the food selection is super lacking... the FL is quite nice to see all the wild life we have in our back yards.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We took our visiting grandchildren to the Lowry Park Zoo and they had a blast! Check the weather before you go, and be sure to bring a change of clothes for the kids that take advantage of the water activity. Adults should wear comfy shoes. The animals are amazing, and the petting zoo was the favorite for our grands, while... More

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Havelock,NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went during a special pricing day and it was very crowded, but they had extra parking and a bus to transport visitors from car to zoo and back again. When you first walk in, it is like a gift shop right off the bat with all kinds of souvenirs. There is a water play area and plenty of benches... More

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