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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
904 757 4463
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Ranked #5 of 98 Attractions in Jacksonville
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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Jesup, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Jacksonville Zoo is beautiful, but remember it is in north Florida so make sure the weather is to your liking before you go. Our most favorite trip was one day while it was drizzling, all the animals were out enjoying the summer rain and we were enjoying the animals. Drink lots of water and take some time out to get... More

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Jacksonville, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A fun way to spend a whole day with the family. Come and support our Zoo and the city of Jacksonville.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Not only is the Jacksonville Zoo top notch in it's attractions and special events, but it is extremely economical. They dont kill you on food prices. The entry fee is resonable and affordable, even with a family of 6. Lot's to do and an enjoyable day. Recommend the train tour. I have been to several other zoo's across the East... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This is a good zoo. I have been to better and I have been to worse. Parking is free. Very convenient to I-95. The pricing model of one price to get in but another price to ride the train, carousel, butterfly exhibit, stingray exhibit and 4D short "movie" was a little disappointing. If you go with kids you should plan... More

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Lexington Park, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This zoo is great. It has huge exhibits for the animals and lovely plants and gardens. I enjoyed the train at this zoo. It is one of the few zoo trains I have been on that you can actually get decent views of the animals and their enclosures from the train. I especially loved the tiger exhibit. My son's favorite... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Absolutely loved the zoo!! Wish we could have had more time there (didn't know it closed at 5pm after Labor Day!). When you're in some of the areas, the animals are just walking around you and it's so cool! There is a lot to see and totally worth the money. The staff are knowledgeable and very nice. I'd recommend crossing... More

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Miami, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
46 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have never been to Jacksonville before, but we drove all the way from Miami to see this attraction. We were not disappointed. The animal enclosures were spacious, the foliage was beautiful, and the zoo as a whole was fascinating. If you get too hot, there is a nice, quiet, shaded spot to relax at the edge of a beautiful... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

the Jax zoo is celebrating its 100th year this year and they are doing it in grand style. The newly added tiger exhibit is awesome!

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Eugene, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We just spent the day at the Zoo and had a fantastic time! We got there about 1/2 hour after it opened. Nobody else in sight. Only two exhibits where we saw no animals. (1 was closed, the other the animals were indoors) Very clean and well maintained. Children had a blast at the stingray touch and the water park... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

As a life long resident I have watched our zoo evolve to a world class facility. The new tiger exhibit is amazing, as are the jaguar and lion exhibits! Be sure to get there early to see the training show in tiger land. Feeding the lorakeets is great fun (again, get there early)! Even on a quiet day plan on... More

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