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Address: 1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
Phone Number: +1 813-935-8552
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Description: Recognized as the #1 Zoo in the U.S. by Parents magazine (2009) and Child...
Recognized as the #1 Zoo in the U.S. by Parents magazine (2009) and Child magazine (2004), Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features more than 1,000 amazing animals on nearly 60 acres of natural habitats. Guests will find many interactive exhibits and opportunities to get closer to wildlife -- feed a giraffe, hold a lorikeet, touch a stingray and more. The Zoo's Manatee and Aquatic Center expands the traditional boundaries of a zoo, focusing efforts on critical care for injured, sick and orphaned wild manatees. Also at the zoo: splash ground water play areas, wild rides, educational shows and restaurants. Zoo daytime admission prices are: adults - $27.95; seniors (60+) - $25.95; children (ages 3-11) - $20.95; and children 2 and under are free. Daytime admission includes unlimited amusement rides. Parking is free.
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Children loved the Zoo!! Map was great for them to learn locations, and lots of learning experiences for them. Nice place to visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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North Port, Florida
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North Port, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Children loved the Zoo!! Map was great for them to learn locations, and lots of learning experiences for them. Nice place to visit.

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TampaZoo, Owner at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your trip to the Zoo! We welcome your next visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took our 2 year old son here. This is a great zoo. The exhibits are large and the animals seem content. They really know how to get every penny they can out of you which takes a lot of organization and coordination. We did the photos, tortoise experience, and giraffe feedings. The photos are definitely not... More 

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TampaZoo, Owner at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the Zoo, and for the feedback on your dining experience. Your observations will be shared with our operations team. If we can be helpful in addressing specific concerns, please email GuestRelations@LowryParkZoo.org. More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Wow! That's our first expression when we saw all the lanterns lit up at night! This was our first time to visit The Lowry Park Zoo. Unfortunately, we didn't go there to see the animals. We came to see the "Zoominations Chinese Lantern Festival". The place was amazing! Awesome display of Chinese Lanterns and more. We saw magic and acrobatic... More 

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We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Zoominations! Please visit again soon. More 

Clive, Iowa
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Zoo is designed in a wagon wheel configuration and can be somewhat confusing to figure out how to navigate. The map is helpful. But it is worth any confusion to explore this zoo. Takes about a day to see it all. Standout attractions for us were feeding the Lorykeets and seeing the Manatee Exhibit. Cost for a local zoo is... More 

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Thank you for visiting and for your kind words about the Zoo! We appreciate the feedback and look forward to your next visit. More 

Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Its a great place for children to learn and play. Relaxing for parents. Zoomanations is spectacular. Have many learning experiences for children. Fun for all.

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Thank you for visiting and for your kind words about the Zoo and Zoominations! We welcome your next visit. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Zoominations at Lowry park zoo is an Asian attraction where you go and see absolutely beautiful lanterns in all shapes and sizes. Animals, flowers, fish, etc.. Definitely go at night and take your camera. Don't miss it, it's worth it!! Enjoy

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Thank you for visiting and for your kind words about Zoominations! We welcome your next visit. More 

Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Chinese lantern exhibit was incredible....a do not miss experience since Lowry Park is the only place in the Southeastern US you can see it!!!!!

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Thank you for your kind words about Zoominations! Please visit again soon. More 

Valdosta
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It is a wonderful place to take children. Free parking is a plus. Great value for the money. Take bathing suits for the kids to play in the water attractions.

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Thank you for visiting and for your kind words about the Zoo! We appreciate the feedback and look forward to your next visit. More 

Davie, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Our 3 year old said it was "The Best Adventure EVER!" and she was right! Definitely worth the 4 hour drive!

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We are delighted to hear that your family had a great "adventure" at the Zoo! Please visit us again soon. More 

Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a temporary exhibit at the zoo until May 31, 2015. The installation and sculptures are amazing. Sculptures are made of lanterns. This is a evening event (separated from live animal exhibit) so you can enjoy all the colors and lights of the installations. Sculptures and installations are very large size in general. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank you for your kind words about Zoominations! On May 20 we announced the extension of Zoominations to June 28, 2015. We welcome your next Zoo visit! More 

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