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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
904 757 4463
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Ranked #5 of 94 attractions in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Took my 2 Grandsons over Spring Break. I understand why it was crowded but I dont understand why they weren't prepared. Sold out of water and drinks, everywhere we went and that was by noon. Finally found some gatorade all the way on the other side of the park. Waited a very long time to get on the train and... More

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Jacksonville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It's been a few years since we went to the Jacksonville Zoo and we were so happy with the upgrades and changes they made. The gardens were beautiful, all the animals were well cared for and we loved it. We enjoyed everything and plan on going once a year from now on.

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Savannah, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A fun way to spend a few hours, with the family. It's a treat for the both the young and the young at heart. Start your day early, because that's feeding time and the animals are at their most active.

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Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Lots of animals, but was just so hot. This zoo is so large it really takes two days to see everything. My nephew is only 11, but we could not find a t-shirt to fit him. My niece developed a fever while we were visiting. I went to the kids gift shop and they had nothing for fever, but the... More

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

three generations and a day we wont soon forget ...each bend in the pathway...we were in another land ...the babies intense with excitment ....the curiousity building in us all...life moving everywhere ...animals...rarely seen ...and we were right there...watching and feeding ...the visions were breath taking ...watching the children absorb all that was available..was a treat for me ...new found wonder...through... More

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Douglasville, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

You'd think the exhibits would be a bit nicer, but really the only complaint I have is with Tuxedo Coast, the exhibit with the penguins. It's not in any building so it heats up and with the icey weather inside the exhibit and the sweltering Florida heat outside, the glass fogs up and you can't see anything except when the... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Today was my second visit to The Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens and even through the muggy July heat my husband, daughter, and myself had a blast which ended with one of the awesome Snobiz's out there!! The Zoo is beautiful.. landscaping and all. I will say that I prefer a visit there in the cooler weather... Maybe starting October. I... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Having lived near DC and visited the Smithsonian National Zoo in the past, I have to say the Jacksonville Zoo is far better. The layout of the zoo is perfect, with each area easily accessible. There are plenty of shady areas to escape the Florida heat. Best exhibit of the entire zoo was the Tigers exhibit, seeing them walk back... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I thought it would be a great idea to take the kids and have a fun day....we couldnt have been more wrong. We were miserable due to the weather, there should be cooling off stations. The only parts with ac was the cafe, gift shop, and reptile exhibit. With little ones the heat was just too much.... More

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Chester, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had the opportunity to visit the area on the day the zoo admission was $3 per person. We were very excited to visit the zoo and to see the various animals. We thought it was a great idea to pay $4 per person to ride the train around the zoo. We had to wait for over an hour to... More

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