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Address: 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
Phone Number: 904 757 4463
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.

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If you grew up in Jax and remember the old zoo, this is a magnificent treat. Facilities are always expanding and new enclosures seem to open every few months.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Brunswick, Georgia
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Brunswick, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you grew up in Jax and remember the old zoo, this is a magnificent treat. Facilities are always expanding and new enclosures seem to open every few months.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The zoo has a decent amount of species and plants to see but does not deserve a high rating. There are other larger zoo's (San Diego, St. Louis, and Milwaukee) that rate higher in buildings, land area, animals, birds, mammals, and other species. This zoo makes for a good walk and has some interesting things to see. There are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great zoo to attend. Its fun for all ages. Great prices. I have kids ages 6,11, and 9. They all had a blast.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Omg this was such a fun trip!! The tickets were a bit expensive, but the memories made were priceless..He turned 4 and wanted to go here so we did..We got value tickets for the train ride, but the only good thing abt these were you get the carousel and 3d movie ride included because you dnt get a very good... More 

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Crane, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Great zoo, but went later in the day. Arrived after rain storm so some animals were not seen in their enclosures. Zoo worker said that the doors were opened so the animals could get out of the storm. Obviously, many stayed inside.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful natural trails ending with surprise exhibits. Who knew there would be lions, tigers, and bears? (oh, my!) Let alone elephants and giraffes! Just lovely.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We had a blast. Adult, teenager and two pre-teen girls. The layout and animals for the zoo are great. It is worth it to get the value ticket. You get the train, 4d movie, sting ray encounter and carosel and can use as often as you want for the day. We also paid for the airboat ride. We saw dolphins,... More 

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

It has beautiful, clean, well keep grounds. The plants & trees were enjoyable. The animals looked well taken care of. The displays were good with glass encloses so you could get a close up look. We enjoyed it.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We've lived in Jacksonville a few times and continue to get memberships to the zoo. It's not the best zoo but it has a decent amount of animals, fun play areas for the kids (climbing tree house area and manatee water area), and isn't so huge that it takes an entire day. The downsides are you have to pay for... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This was an awesome visit to the zoo...I like it a lot better than the Atlanta Zoo as many of the animal displays offer shade for the visitors. This was especially nice in 100 degree weather! We also took an air boat ride right from the zoo and did actually see some dolphins - exciting! Lots of places to cool... More 

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Additional Information about Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

Address: Address: 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
Phone Number: 904 757 4463
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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