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“Top-shelf zoo” 5 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 #10 of 292 things to do 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Lancaster, PA
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95 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Top-shelf zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The first zoo we've been to that literally required the whole day to see it all (allowing time for photography). When we visited other zoos, like the National Zoo in D.C. or Lowry, we were able to see it all and still have a little time at the end to revisit our favorite exhibits... this one is so big we almost couldn't. This is a BIG zoo. We're pretty experienced at spending entire days on our feet and even we were sore at the end of this one... the zoo has several kinds of vehicles for rent, which we recommend if you want to see everything.
The grounds are well-kept and the animals appear to be exceptionally healthy. The aviary, while immense, appeared to have a more limited diversity than in some other zoos; but we still enjoyed it. The concessions that we tried served food that was surprisingly good, and even more surprisingly, inexpensive.
Almost every exhibit had a moat instead of fencing or other sorts of barriers, which made photography there a real joy; with a decent telephoto you can get some real postcard material here.
Highly recommended.

Visited February 2014
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Miami Dade
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Talk to animals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Our Miami Zoo has been refurbished and its lovely. Its a large Zoo with an abundance of animals/tress and it has a mono rail and bikes for rent. Come and enjoy a day at the zoo

Visited December 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Miami's Top Attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Zoo Miami should be the first place to visit when in South Florida or Miami-Dade. We like the gardens exhibiting all types of lush tropical plants and beautifully well kept gardens. Many hanging blooming orchids, bromelias ...it's a paradise. Always plenty of clean fresh air, oh man this is healthy tour!
It is safe for tourists to take a nice long walk through a tropical forest, the paved paths are about three miles long. I can recommend a nice long walk to settle the nerves. All you need are comfortable shoes, a bottle of water and be ready to enjoy your sight. The animals in the zoo are divided in geographical areas of the world, such as Africa, Tropical Forest, Aviary, Children's zoo etc. What makes Zoo Miami a fun place to visit is the combination of gardens, lakes and animals. The price of admission is very reasonable, an adult ticket is under twenty dollars. It's a big place to see...a walking tour can take at least two hours. They also rent tricycles,or take the train if your are not in a walking mood. The Zoo Miami is located near the Florida Turnpike exit, about 15 miles southwest from the International Airport or about a half an hour ride.
A nice Florida tan is always free.

Visited December 2013
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Canton, Connecticut
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“Great Day with relaxed animals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We went during the week when it wasn't crowded. The animals seemed content and relaxed. Much more interaction than you get when a crowd is around. The animals also had a good deal of open space, similar to what you see at the Bronx Zoo, San Diego or Cincinnati Zoo. I highly recommend renting one of the pedal cars. These human powered 'cars' can accommodate 2, 4 or 6 people. It's a great way to get around the park on YOUR schedule. A plus is the tarp on the roof which keeps the sun off of you. We had a ball feeding the giraffes.

Visited February 2014
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Miami, Florida
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“Be prepared to walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Miami has a great zoo. Just don't go there in the summer time!!! We have lived her for years and I am a member there. I go frequently to practice photography. I mostly rent a cycle so that I can load up my gear, but the distances are huge and you will really need the bike to see the far distant exhibits. Food there is not worth the money. Bring your own snack. The exhibits are best seen early in the cooler mornings before the animals hide from the broiling sun.

Visited February 2014
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