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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

Address: 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
Phone Number: 904 757 4463
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Ranked #2 of 170 things to do 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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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The park fee was about $17 (fortunately parking was free). The zoo was well designed as were the exhibits. The Tiger enclosure was well done. Very well done. And at 11:30am they have a trainer talkand demonstrate some of the training techniques they use with the Tigers. Also well done. While the mammal (and bird)exhibits are amazing (and they truly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I've been to several zoos in the area, as well as a few others like the one in Boston and DC. I find the Jacksonville Zoo is one of the nicest I've seen. You can really tell they have been investing in the zoo a lot over the past few years. Several new exhibits opened and there is so much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Go during kids free week and enjoy all the animals in one zoo. My boys and I loved it. We didn't pay extra to feed and pet the stingrays.

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Alligator Point, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

took my grandson and daughter on a day trip from tallahassee. butterfly garden was just starting so needed a lot of improvments. great train around the park,was good for all ages and lots of bathrooms avail.for around 21.00 a person is a good value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Having grown up in Jacksonville and nearing my mid-sixties, you can imagine that I've seen some changes in our local Zoo over all these years. In the last several years the Zoo has made many positive changes and upgraded their animal exhibits, the layout, landscaping and overall look significantly to bring it up to par with most zoos in the... More 

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Callahan, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens is a pleasant way to spend a whole day or just an afternoon. It is fascinating to watch the many animals or sit outside an eat a snack or meal.

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Jacksonville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The gardens are beautiful! The Jax Zoo has been nicely renovated and I look forward to the coming attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I am not a Zoo person so I was not excited to go. Once I arrived I realized that the Zoo had changed since I was a visitor in grade school. There is so much science involved in the Zoo that it's informative and entertaining for all ages.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have watched with the Jax zoo grow over the last 25 years from one strip of concrete pits to a Zoo we can truly be proud of. Keep up the amazing job! I am proud to be a member.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Growing up here my vision of a zoo has changed from holding cells to a beautiful savahana Where the deer and rino play. This is one of my favorite places in J- ville. Please ride the train, and feed the nectar birds. (Lorikeets) You will be glad you did.

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