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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
904 757 4463
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Ranked #5 of 97 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The new tiger exhibit is awesome! You are arms length from them and have great photo ops. I love seeing such beautiful creatures up close.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Being a zoo loving family, we were looking so forward to visiting the Jacksonville Zoo but it turned out to be the biggest disappointment ever! Just about every exhibit we came upon, there was no animal. We were told, "They just don't want to come out today." or "They are sleeping at this time." We understand this could happen from... More

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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I am a fan of this zoo. Always have been. I wish they would update the grounds a bit. It could be so much more attractive. So much potential there. The animals were well taken care of and seemed content. They are still building so I hope they continue to improve.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Jacksonville zoo is one if my favorite places to spend time. My grandchildren and I thoroughly enjoyed Butterfly Hollow.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This zoo is BIG - plan your visit accordingly. The best part for me was the tigers.. and also the komodo dragon. I follow the zoo on facebook and it was really nice to see that they have so many little creatures that are being born almost every month. They really are taking their conservation efforts seriously. It is worth... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

THis is not the largest Zoo I've ever been to, but I ave also watched this one grow. THey now have developed some habitats that bring into the animals world. The layout is friendly and guides you to see everything. No complicated map and if I walk thi way will I miss half the stuff. The train ride is nostalgic... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We loved it!!,The 4 year old was so excited he wanted to see more!! We will go back again but not until its cooler.The staff are awesome.Granma loved the lions.

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