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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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Tonsw of things to do here, you are hard pressed to get it all done in a day!

Even at the end of July this zoo is worth the visit, great up close experiences with these beautiful animals, you are in the natural habitat and you get the feeling you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Even at the end of July this zoo is worth the visit, great up close experiences with these beautiful animals, you are in the natural habitat and you get the feeling you are nowhere near a major city!

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Tallahassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The layout of the zoo is very nice. The kids like the train ride around the zoo, it gave them in opportunity to sat and relax for awhile. We fed the giraffes, the kids really enjoyed that. we will go back again!

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Leiden, The Netherlands
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The Jax zoo is great, worth to visit on its own (as in not just worthy of a detour on your trip). The grounds are a lot bigger than I expected. The newer areas, let's say the outer wings of the complex, are amazing. Like the tigers exhibits, truly beautiful. Or the Japanese/Asian gardens. Make sure to bring a little... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We visited the zoo with our one year old and really enjoyed it. Being hot summer weather, it was refreshing to see water/snacks/ice cream being sold throughout the grounds. We thought the layout was very easy to follow. We enjoyed the giraffes the most and couldn't believe how close they were. There was plenty of shade throughout the zoo which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the zoo. Especially wonderful was the tiger training and exhibit. The train ride around the zoo was very nice and explained a lot about the animals. The elephant there used to belong to Michael Jackson. The animal enclosures are nice and open and they seem happy and comfortable.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Nice exhibits all aroubd, gorilla, giraffe, but the birds were really cool in my 4 year old granddaughter ' eyes. We'll designed layout, animals appear well handled.

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Moneta, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We took our 8 & 5 yr old grandsons hoping for a nice diversion from the beaches. We saw plenty of animals. The train ride is nice but slow. The splash park is just an area of water spouts basically and didn't interest either of our boys, which is sad because that was one of the things that drew me... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I am a native to Jacksonville, Fl. and although I've always liked our zoo, it's soooo much better now that we've made the upgrades! And the gardens are spectacular! Don't forget to check out the playground for the kids! It's awesome! Forget the train ride. It's entirely too expensive and not worth the money! I keep thinking that maybe one... More 

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Orange Park, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The zoo was nicely laid out and had a lot of shad which made it very comfortable on hot days. The exhibits were good and we enjoyed our visit. Some activities are at an additional cost which was disappointing.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

As the mother of two boys who love animals of all shapes and sizes, I have been to a LOT of zoos. I can't remember ever enjoying one more than the Jacksonville Zoo, it's basically perfect. A wonderful variety of beautiful animals in wild-looking habitats, gorgeous fauna everywhere, interactive experiences, friendly staff, and even places where kids can climb and... More 

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Additional Information about Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

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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