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Address: 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
Phone Number: 904 757 4463
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9:00 am - 6:00 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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Very impressed with the variety of animals and vegetation

My husband and I really enjoyed the zoo. The Zoo Admission was a little puzzling as to what exhibits were included and what were not. The Zoo maps were very confusing. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Laura L
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Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed the zoo. The Zoo Admission was a little puzzling as to what exhibits were included and what were not. The Zoo maps were very confusing. You never really knew which way to turn or go. Even the volunteers we talked to for help said the same thing. Speaking of volunteers, without their help we... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The weather was perfect and there were more lights than I ever imagined. The displays throughout the park were awesome. They had train rides and activities for the kids. On my first visit I enjoyed seeing all the animals and the gardens. It's a great size--very walkable. Nice gift shop too.

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Gainesville, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
10 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place for a family with children! We were able to see all the animals via a lovely stroller accommodating train through the zoo with two stops to get on and off all day long. Train runs each 15 mins. Carousel and splash park for kids as well, be sure to pack the swimsuits, towels. Plenty of rest... More 

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We have been members at a zoo for many years, and have visited a few outstanding ones on vacations and trips, but this was one of the best. The Giraffe feeding station is outstanding, and our five year old definitely enjoyed this. Plenty of different types of animals, opportunities to eat or snack, several locations for restroom stops, and other... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

The zoo is just the right size, not overly large and not small. I went with my sister, my toddler nephew, and my grandmother. We were there for almost 4 hours. We took our time and enjoyed everything. My nephew and I fed a giraffe; he absolutely loved it and was laughing the whole time. It sprinkled a little but... More 

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Ocala,Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Child friendly zoo, with a play area for kids. Mobility scooters available for rent.Very clean with extremely friendly staff. Large zoo so give yourselves a few hours to see all the animals.

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Savannah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

As to be expected when it is hot, the animals like to hide, but have been here several times and they keep on improving it. Sea lion show was a cute bonus (temporary show until permanent site is constructed). Wish the misters were on as it was quite hot, but brought a water bottle and still had fun. On hot... More 

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Clean, with many improvements over all. We thoroughly enjoyed our photography visit. Lots to see and do, exhibits were mostly open animals all seem to be well fed and lively.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband and I brought our 2 month old daughter here in the stroller. The walkways were plenty wide enough so the stroller didn't cause any issues. The restrooms were very clean, and the park was lovely. I really enjoyed watching the animals and we even fed the giraffes. Staff members were very polite and overall it was just a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

i enjoyed the diversified gathering of animals there was nothing i didn't like....my kids love every minute of it....we are huge animal lovers and would reccomend this trip to anyone

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