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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
904 757 4463
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Ranked #5 of 88 attractions in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
29 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Yup, it's a zoo...but nice for a small zoo...fun train, it's been imporved and the animals are happier, too.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you want to see beautiful, healthy tigers in Jacksonville, definitely go to the Jax Zoo! Their new tiger exhibit is state of the art, with tons of enrichment for their beautiful Malayan and Sumatran tigers. The overhead tiger walk way is sure to amaze, as their well-fed animals stroll a few feet above your head. Don't go to that... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have annual family pass and use it often. Very clean, lots of activities for every age, and animals seem to be very well cared for and happy.

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Jacksonville zoo, is one of the best in the United States. Over the years I have been to many of our country's finest zoos. This zoo has some of the prettiest area a zoo can have. One of my favorite part's is the giraffes petting and feeding boardwalk. I think it is so cool to let a giraffe lick... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The zoo has expanded greatly over the years and is a terrific place to visit - fun train ride for kids and family included in the park - a good choice for a day trip....

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We come to the zoo once or twice a year. Our son is 2.5 now. This time we did it without a stroller and did fine. The zoo is not too large. Good mixture of animals and other activities such as carousel, stingray bay, splash zone, train. We visited on Monday in mid April. Hoped that it will not be... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you have kids it's a must! Also ride the trolley thing it's fun! There is a playground and other cool stuff. Nice set up

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A great place for family and couples to spend time and enjoy and watch children just be amazed of the animal presentations. In the last several years, the zoo has made new viewing areas and attractions and upgraded many. I live approximately two miles from the facility and go at least once a year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens offers guests a close up look at many of the large cats. The new Tiger exhibit is exceptional and the land of the Jaguar is first rate. It is not a large zoo but will still give you a few hours of entertainment for you and your family. Take the train for an even better look... More

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

This is a world class facility. It is a wonderful family and friend time. The Keeper talks are worth the time as is the train. There is something for all ages and interests.

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