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“Great day with kids at the Zoo” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami
15th St, 12400 SW 152 St, Miami, FL 33177
305-251-0400
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Ranked #41 of 264 Activities in Miami
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Sanctuary for endangered, rare and threatened animals including tigers, crocodiles and the infamous Komodo Dragon, plus special animal education programs geared for children of all ages.
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“Great day with kids at the Zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

The Miami Zoo is an excellent value- the zoo is huge with tons of animals! We fed the giraffes. It is a great day outing for families.

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“Great if you have young kids, otherwise not the best.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

I had visited the zoo with my daughter about 10 years ago when she was younger and for someone her age (I would say under 12) it is a great place to visit. Now that she is older, still fun, but not as interesting as I remember. The zoo has a lot of nice attractions, but compared to other zoos I have been to, lacks in the quanity of animals and in the range of animals that are exhibited. Compared to the Tampa Zoo, it is a step behind. It is unfortunate since the Miami area is such a tourist area and really doesn't offer much for the kids. The city could really put some effort into the zoo and make it a top notch destination.

Overall, with young kids, I think they will truly enjoy it since they do have a petting zoo area, camel rides, and feeding giraffes. The Asian aviary is nice for adults with a wide array of rare birds that you don't often see. Prices for memorabilia and food/drinks is on par with other zoos. If my kids were over 12 I would probably skip it unless they wanted to see it. But with young kids, worth a trip. Be prepared to walk a fairly good distance and take time out to see the shows. They are well worth the price of admission and offer up a nice rest break for the feet. Also, we always visit in the fall since the weather is much nicer. Can be very, very hot in the summer.

One nice thing I did note over other zoos was the number of photo areas that are offered here - the things you put your head through like a gorilla body.

Visited December 2012
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“Not Impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I was not impressed with my visit to Zoo Miami. I have visited lots of Zoos in US and Europe but this one comes near the bottom of the list. The zoo is well designed but it is lacking in animals. The zoo covers a large area which meant a lot of walking but there is too much vacant space. There is a monorail but this is not included in the admission fee.

Visited November 2012
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Miami, Florida
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“Relaxed Day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Miami Zoo is a great place to go with families, friends or even a date. You can either walk or rent high-bicycles to explore the park. They have a new zone called Amazon that os very pretty. walking around the big pond they have is very relaxing and you get to see animals in they natural habitad. If you want to rent bicycles go early, because they run out fast!
There are other activities that can be done, like the Critter at night, that you have to go in advance and reserve through the Zoo page. You will get a private tour during sunset and get to see animal behave differently.

Visited November 2012
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“One of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a zoo that just opens the eyes and ear of the visitor. All of the animals are in open areas which mimic their origins. I have to give credit to the zoo designers. It feels like you have traveled the world.
Summers can get extremely hot, so dress accordingly and be prepaired to buy plenty to drink. It is also a very long walk to see the entire zoo so wear comfortable shoes. But pedal powered carraige rentals are available if you would rather pedal than walk

Visited August 2012
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