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“Big open areas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami
1 Zoo Blvd, 12400 SW 152 St, Miami, FL 33177
305-251-0400
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Ranked #9 of 122 attractions in Miami
Type: Zoos
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Cooper City, Florida
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“Big open areas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a large zoo and it will take you some time to walk and see the whole thing. The nice part about the size is they generally have big, open animal exhibits. The elephant and giraffe areas are particularly nice. The pathway is paved all around the park which makes walking easy, but it also makes it feel hotter. I would recommend this during the dry season but it would likely be pretty miserable from late May to early October.

Visited November 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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“Average zoo, nothing amazing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I am not sure if it was because of the cold weather front in February or because it was Wednesday but it was almost an uneventful trip. There is so much empty space and it felt as if the zoo animal displays didn't flow- awkward layout. Do get a bike thing it will save half the time in your day. GIRAFFE feeding is probably the most exciting thing. Wouldn't go back.

Visited February 2013
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“Nice place to spend a day with the family!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We took in Zoo Miami on the way home from a family vacation to the Bahams and it turned out to be a great day. Probably helped that it was near perfect weather and the zoo was not very full, but it is a very nice zoo with good ways to get around if you are less than mobile.

Outside of the fact that the zoo has a real nice way of displaying their animals (pretty natural environments with animal that co-mingle in the wild living together in the zoo), there are several ways to get around if you don't want to hoof it all day. There is a hop-on/hop-off tram that makes a round about every 45 minutes or so. We chose the over ther top monorail. It is also a hop-on/hop-off system with four stations and makes its round every half hour or so. If you want more flexibility, you can rent a two or four passenger bike. I think they have the obligatory strollers and wheel chairs as well. I believe they also have some motorized wheelchairs.

One surprise was the food. They have some deli sandwiches and salads that were really good and had what really seemed like higher quality ingedients. I wasn't expecting that and it was a very pleasant surprise.

Nice place and very clean atmosphere. Don't miss the CritterCam building - fascinating!!

Visited March 2013
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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“Animals and exercise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We just spent over four hours walking and seeing animals and were not able to see everything. If we had rented the bicycle carts built for two to four, we would have been able to see the whole zoo. Zoo was clean and animals looked well cared for. Most animals had very nice enclosures where they could exercise. Paths could have been marked more clearly. You really need to refer to the map to know where you are going. If you have young children and it's a hot day, there are a couple of spots they can go through and play in water sprinklers so bring bathing suits and towels.
Great family excursion.

Visited March 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Great attraction for a great price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I go to the miami zoo at least four times a year and every time I go I enjoy it more and more
It is the perfect place for family fun surrounded by all kinds of wild life
Feeding the giraffes is my favorite thing to do in the park. If you are lucky enough you can feed the rhinoceros
The new water park is great for kids all year round
Totally recommend this zoo

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