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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

7530 North Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33604
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Ranked #12 of 89 attractions in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have been to the Tampa Zoo several times over the years. It is really good for younger children; I would say 10 or under. The zoo is divided into several smaller areas that spoke out of the central hub. There is a nice collection of animals, though as some reviewers have mentioned the enclosures while well designed are on... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went to see the manatees, but we came away thinking this was the best zoo. It is decorated and has rides for young kids like a theme park. The zoo isn't too large for young kids to walk. There is plenty of shade and water rides/sprinkler park too. Rides are included in the price. Coupons can be found in... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

As two adults, it seemed we were in and out rather quickly.The zoo is sectioned off into different parts, so it feels bigger than it is. There wasn't much to see.The enclosures seemed too small for most of the animals and it was sad. Some parts are run down (insect room and aquarium area for sure)and need updating. Lots of... More

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Melbourne, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Go! Its awesome. Don't plan to eat there - way to expensive. Walk Africa & skip the tram - not worth the wait and the animals are better viewed by walking. Plan for getting wet, especially the kids.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

They had an outstanding tiger exhibit. They were splashing in the water on the day of our visit. With our AZA local zoo membership we were able to visit for half off. Daughter loved the little coaster and log ride, nice those items were included in admission.

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I think the last time I visited a zoo with my kids was when they were all 7 or under. So - thanks to living social, and some bored teenagers I found myself at Lowry park zoo today. Thanks to the living social offer we got tickets at about half price. It was worth every penny of the full price!... More

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Garland, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As seniors, we thought about going to Busch Garden, but decided to see Lowry Park Zoo. It was just perfect for us as we weren't into rides or wanting to walk to all the attractions. The best time to see the various animals is in the morning for by noon time the animals were hiding in the shade. They were... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Being a Tampa native, I've seen our zoo (Lowry Park) grow into the showpiece it is today. Not only does it have state-of-the-art facilities for all of the animals within the park but it also has something for every member of the family. I recently spent 3 separate mornings there with my 19 month old grandson and then returned this... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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239 reviews 239 reviews
56 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went to the zoo this past weekend with the family. As always, free parking at the zoo. Park is kept up well and employees are friendly. Best deal is to get a yearly pass and then in Sept you get free admission to MOSI and The Florida Aquarium. My only complaint would be that their food and snack prices have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We just take our kids there and they have so much fun, well not just them I did to lol.. Excelent place to take your kids :)

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