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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

Address: 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
Phone Number: 904 757 4463
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Ranked #4 of 70 Attractions in Jacksonville
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
Owner description: This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Lancaster, New Hampshire
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Very nice view and worth the visit. Don't forget to show your AAA card to get a discount on admission. The great display of Christmas lights was a bonus. Plenty of large animals like elephants, rhino's, zebra's and apes. Bird and reptile areas were impressive. We hit all the exhibits in a little over 2 hours without using the train.

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We decided to try the Jacksonville zoo because our flight arrived early in the day and we needed to kill time before our hotel room was ready. I wasn't expecting much. It was Christmas Eve day, so it was very empty. Parking is free and admission price isn't too expensive. The zoo was much better and bigger than I thought... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I took our three year old to the zoo and had an amazing day. It was a very affordable day. Our boy loved the train ride that took you all around the perimeter of the park which allowed you to see all the animals fairly close up. There was an added fee for the train ride but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

it was fun. Lots of bathroom and water points. Places for food and ice cream. Staff was awesome. Train was nice but it could have had less of a wait time to it. It is sectioned into countries. Thee best part where the bird exhibits and im not a huge bird watcher. You could go in though and be with... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I have family who live in Jacksonville, and as such we visit a lot. They got a grand parents pass, because we go so frequently. I have never been disappointed, and neither have my children. There are ton's of things to do! It can definitely easily consume a full day. We will be visiting again in December 2014 to see... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I cannot count the number of times I have been to the Jacksonville Zoo. I grew up going to the zoo, maintained an annual membership while my kids were growing up, attended countless fieldtrips as a Pre-K teacher and attend many annual events for "grown ups" like Brew at the Zoo. My husband and I have also gone by boat.... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I visited the zoo again (I've lost count as to how many times I've been to the Jacksonville Zoo) and was again amazed at the vast amount of well-fed, beautiful animals, the large, spacious habitats, the species diversity, their strong conservation message.... I could go on and on. If you are in Jacksonville and want to visit an AZA-accredited, legitimate... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

As a long time resident of Jacksonville, FL, I've watched our zoo evolve from a lovely landscaped dirt path with appropriate caged habitats for the few animals to a world class animal refuge and botanical garden. The Jacksonville community gladly supports our zoo and enthusiastically celebrates its new additions, such as the brand new tiger exhibit. A membership has been... More 

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This zoo is on my reciprocal list from my science museum in Massachusetts and I stop here as a break when I am driving to/from Florida. My granddaughter and I visited Sat Dec 1st and everybody that day was $6. Despite the price and even though it was fairly crowded we moved around pretty well without too many impediments. The... More 

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Minneapolis
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Giraffes are a must-see. I have been to many zoos and have never seen giraffes other than through a fence. Super super viewing area, and you can feed them also! Walk-through aviary was great. Many creatures are behind fences, so photos are not possible which is a bit disappointing. Price is a bit steep and seems like it should include... More 

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