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“Lemur Experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jungle Island

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132
305-400-7000
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Ranked #29 of 122 attractions in Miami
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Dining
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Jungle Island is located between downtown Miami and South Beach. The park offers amazing animal exhibits, unique shows and up-close animal interactions unlike anywhere else.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Hillsdale, ON
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Lemur Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Did not tour the Parrot Jungle park but did the Lemur Experience. If you love handling (and being handled) by incredibly soft, sweet creatures, this is for you. Had a full 45 minutes surrounded by the lemurs, feeding them and learning about them. All around very good!

Visited September 2012
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Stratford, Connecticut
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“I was impressed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Although it is expensive, I thought it was great. I've never been to a zoo where you were so close to sure exotic animals. They have a few shows where they actually bring out tigers and linx for you to see up close. I think my husband and I enjoyed it more than our kids (4 & 2) though. We loved seeing the lions, tigers and even a liger up close. They charge for everything, but so do all zoos and attractions like this. I would definitely visit again in a few years, when the kids are old enough to enjoy it more.

Visited September 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Terrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Pay the extra money and go Disney. This is a low-budget park that's not worth the gate price. Hardly any animals. The Animals are kept in small cages , exposed to the hot sun and no room to roam. There was lady hosing down one of the cages and spraying people passing by with water and whatever material was in the cage. We went to one show-incidently the lady who was cleaning the cage was in this show- four animals were shown; most of the time was spent talking and I did not understand one word they said- spoke as if they were announcers at a wrestling match.

Visited September 2012
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Miami, Florida
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“Great learning place about animals for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

A visit to Jungle Island is an adventure that includes educational animal stage shows, interactive safaris, a petting zoo and a children's playground.It is home to more than 3,000 exotic animals and 500 species of plants.The kids will enjoy three exciting shows — Winged Wonders, Reptiles of the Jungle and Tale of the Tiger. What is really unique is that Jungle Island trainers use I-pads so they can better communicate with the orangutans .

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Miami, Florida
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“WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Took my grandchildren to visit Jungle Island. Having visited the Parrot Jungle as a child through my young adulthood, I thought this would be an amazing experience for them. What a disappointment! Expensive, expensive, expensive.......everything is expensive. The tickets, the snacks, the food, the photos. I will never return and do not recommend it to anyone visiting our area. Spend your hard-earned cash on doing something worthwhile!

Visited November 2011
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