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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
904 757 4463
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Ranked #5 of 97 Attractions in Jacksonville
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Tallahassee, Florida, USA
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the zoo with 4 adults and 2 children and there was plenty to see and do for everyone. We try to visit the zoo at least two or three times a year. The membership is well worth it. The new Tiger exhibit is really nice.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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162 reviews 162 reviews
38 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I went with my son and we really enjoyed it. They have a good diversity of animals of many types. The miniature marmosets were adorable, and they have other cool stuff like an anteater, Tapir, two kinds of otters, tigers a jaguar and a leopard. The grounds are very nice and the animal enclosures are all pretty nice. Just a... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Well done and getting better all the time. Pack a lunch. Try the October pumpkin walk. Thousands of pumpkins all carved - awesome! I try to go every year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I hadn't visited the Jacksonville Zoo in about 6 years until we visited recently with 4 generations of us, ranging from 5 months to 88 years old. The zoo has come a long way since I was a kid of the 80's. The zoo is sectioned by continent and is a linear format, meaning that you walk to the end... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Jacksonville Zoo had been getting steadily better for years. The new tiger exhibit is world class, with an overhead walkway upon which you might observe a tiger pacing above your head. I've been to many US zoos, including San Diego, and I think the Jacksonville Zoo has worked its way up to the top tier, even if it doesn't... More

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Jacksonville, FL
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167 reviews 167 reviews
61 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We moved here in 2004 and this zoo has had an amazing level of improvements. It was already a good zoo then for the size of the city, but it is now rivaling cites known for their zoos. (BTW, I am a native of Chicago, the city with the #2 (Lincoln Park - one of the only major FREE zoos... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I spent the day with my grandson and an exchange student..the zoo is getting ready for halloween..each year they decorate for night time tricks..this year is the best decorations I've seen! I love our zoo! It's got a bit of everything for everyone! If you come to Jacksonville, please stop! Kids or no kids, it's amazing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My family and I visited this zoo on a trip to see my son in Florida. It was a nice zoo. I was not expecting such a large zoo with as many animals and walking space. We were excited to feed the giraffes, but unfortunately it wasn't time when we went through that area. Nice little shops and a restaurant... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Very clean and well laid out park with plenty of benches to sit and watch the animals or take a break in the shade. Gardens where better than many horticultural facilities that specialize in plant life. Great place to take photos and relax.

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Kent, UK
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102 reviews 102 reviews
57 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had a super day here, the zoo is a very calming and a beautiful space. The animals are all in great condition and the enclosures clean and spacious. There is a really lovely feeling here, with great volunteers and knowledgable helpful staff. Yes you have to pay extra for certain elements in the zoo but you are supporting a... More

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