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“Fun if you love birds and other animals” 5 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 123 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 older children, Activities for young children
Houston, Texas
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“Fun if you love birds and other animals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

It is a little expensive for what it is, but for a largely outdoor attraction, it's comfortable considering how much shady foliage they have, how many small arenas they have for shows and events, and the number of friendly staff members they have to take care of guests and the resident animals. Other than the beautiful macaws and parrots that you'd expect (and they have a huge variety), they also have a cassowary (very rare in zoos and theme parks), an Andean condor, a Sarus Crane, and a small pond with a gorgeous flock of flamingos. They have a small petting "farm" with goats and two zebu, and enclosure to pet small kangaroos (joeys, I guess - not full grown red kangaroos) if you pay $5 extra entrance fee. Not sure that's worth it if you're expecting playful, happy-to-see-you kangaroos because they seemed too sleepy to move, but it was still fun. The park also seemed to have an accidental "Napoleon Dynamite" theme with a liger ("they're pretty much my favorite animal") and a llama ("Tina, come get your dinner!").

Probably the best thing was when my friend had his photo taken at the entrance, they put a large parrot (a macaw?) upside down in his arms, and it lay there, cradled, loving and trusting. Must be a well-cared for bunch of birds.

Visited December 2012
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“Yeiii”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

Amazing nature but if you go during the summer time you will be really tired, there is a lot of parrots, but if you want todo see the lions or monkeys maybe will be better some place like bush gardens

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Laytonville, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Expensive. Unenthusiastic employees. Disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

we got here at 2pm and were told that even though it is nearly 35.00 per person to get in, it would be worth it for us to go in for 3 hours until closing. We finished it all in an hour. For 70 dollars, there isn't much to take in. The show we saw hardly kept the attention of anyone, and you couldn't really understand the girls talking on the microphones. The show was supposed to feature the wild cats, and it did... but only 3 tiger cubs and two monkeys. They came out for about 2 minutes each, got a brief description and then left. No showing them off, no tricks, nothing impressive about it. The bathrooms (at least the women's) were fairly dirty ( I went into 3 different ones). I would not waste the time or money going here again. The biggest exhibits seems to be a giant koi pond that you walk around and see birds in cages. While there was a handful of primates and some nice looking jaguars, panthers, leopards, and tigers, all seemed to be kept in really small cages, and looked bored and uninterested in life. For lunch we had a burger and 2 beers and it was nearly 30.00. overall, don't waste your time unless you have little kids. There seems to be a popular petting zoo and playground, but a trip to the zoo is probably more exciting.

Visited December 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Meetings in the middle of the gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

International meeting within the grounds. All attendees were extremely impressed with the surroundings and seemed to relax and accomplish objectives with a positive attitude - an unusual feat for the professional group.

Visited December 2011
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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“Great Place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

My boyfriend and I visited Jungle Island before getting on our cruise ship. It is very close to the Port of Miami and costs about $10 to get to the port from Jungle Island by taxi. It's a cute place, a little cheesy and touristy, but that's why we went in the first place! Price is fair for what you get and see...

Visited November 2012
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