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“Wonderful Zoo!” 5 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 123 attractions in Miami
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
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Attraction Details
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
Plymouth, Minnesota
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“Wonderful Zoo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We go to a zoo on all of our vacations and this one is different than most. The animal habitats are spread apart and natural looking. The animals look happy. There were zoo keepers doing feedings and answering questions. We got to see the tiger get his morning snack and we fed the giraffes a bowl of lettuce. We shared a taco salad at the outdoor restaurant by the Amazon area and it fed both of us for a reasonable cost. The day we were there (2/5/14) was really warm and humid, so the various air conditioned buildings and restrooms were a welcome surprise. It really does take all day to see everything.

Visited February 2014
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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“Lovely attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We are 60 - somethings and love animals so we decided to give the zoo a try as we are staying in Miami for a few days. We were not disappointed. However, if done again, I think we might rent the surrey. It's lots of walking and, although we are both in reasonable shape, we found it tiring to get from place to place. The signage was a bit confusing and we didn't think the map was very helpful... and my husband is a really good map reader. But, he was stymied a few times. It seemed odd to me that there was no personnel around anywhere to assist or give direction.
We visited on a Friday and did not find it crowded. However, when we arrived at 1pm, they only had one ticket window open so there was quite a long line formed. Anyway, all in all, we would recommend this nice zoo that seems to take good of the animals. Many species we had never heard of before! Worth a visit.

Visited February 2014
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New York
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“Plan to be here the whole day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I recommend going very early to this zoo as the lines got long in the heat of the day. There are surreys to rent and we quickly figured out why...it is HUGE! There is only one path to take all the way around the zoo (with several short cuts). The surroundings are well kept, good amounts of shade through out, misting areas and several splash/water areas for the kids. The food is over priced and your typical zoo food. Our kids (5 and 3) loved it and were exhausted by the end with all that walking - take strollers at the least. We would go back!

Visited February 2014
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Claygate Surrey England
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“Second visit was even better”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

What surprised us was the stuff we missed on our first visit. Quite a journey from downtown Miami but well worth the visit. If you're a tourist try to go weekdays and get there early. The best thing to do is get a bike or a stroller if you want either because very large queues form for this service. Hiring a bike is great fun and you can lock up an leave it when you go to eat or see the attractions. Excellent information for children to learn about world habitats as well as the animals. Fast food is available but I would not call it gourmet!! Altogether a really good day out and reminds us that the Americans do attractions extremely well. Parking is extensive and you need to remember where Dad hid the car!

Visited December 2013
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Goiânia
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“No cages, natural-like enclosures for the animals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

You can see a large variety of species in an environment that mimics their natural habitats. Best zoo experience. Kids small and teens should enjoy.

Visited March 2013
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