We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lovely” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jungle Island

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132
305-400-7000
Website
Improve this listing
Book Now

Ranked #27 of 119 Attractions in Miami
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Dining
More attraction details
Attraction Details
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
Miami
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Many beautiful birds to see and learn about, relaxing,leisurely afternoon. The original parrot Jungle was a fixture here for many years and this is a nice addition with the variety of good looking animals. It's a good place to spend the day with the hubby. Lots of lovely birds and cute educational shows.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

833 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    307
    251
    142
    53
    80
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Sycamore, Illinois
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“New Year's Eve Party”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I had a great time at the Jungle Island for the NIU Alumni New Year's Eve Party this year. We were in town for the 2013 Orange Bowl in Miami, and got a chance to walk around the zoo and enjoy the area with our private party. They had some really cool white tigers and lions, as well as a Liger!

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Northeast USA
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“good, but expectation was a little more”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Jungle Island is neither a Zoo nor a animal-based theme park, somewhere in the middle. My 2.5 year old fun, he liked the Camel Ride best. One useful tip, the photo they take during the camel ride, it is free for you to take (more correctly, it is included in the $15 camel ride cost). They don't tell you that, you won't know that unless you check out the price tag at the photo pickup counter. Overall, it was a good experience.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bay City, Michigan
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Nice small park has extra fees for most things”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

$8 parking. park is small and you can get around in 3-4 hours. shows are nice and spread so you just can go from show to show. not overcrowded and you are able to sit close for alot of the shows. park pictures can be expensive but you dont have to buy them so all the photo people were not a problem. Infact, we were able to get a pic with a 10 foot albino python that i gladly paid for. Use the miami go card and save money to go to this park. food is good and backpacks are allowed. The bird show is the best and they are up close and personal. You can feed the fish and other animals for a small price. I would return.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Always fun but always pricey $$$$$$”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We have been coming to Jungle Island since it was Parrot Jungle Island. They never disappoint as they are always adding new attractions to appeal to a wide range of guests. The enjoyment does come at a price though...and it ain't cheap!! We did not mind the steep cost as it was a vacation and we had a great time. But they really need to "cool it" with the aggressive photo ops right when you walk in. This can be very off putting!! It is a lot for people to absorb right after they have just paid a fortune to walk through the turnstyle. And once through the turnstyle, you and your kids are ushered into a photo with some adorable animals. Once your kids see those photos you are suckered into having to buy them...not a great way to end a lovely day with the family. You are not allowed to use your own camera and they "police" it in a very controlling and uncomfortable way.

All this being said, it is a wonderful place and it is rare that someone cannot have a great time here! So much beauty to behold and so many smiling happy faces all around. The shows never disappoint and are run very well. The animals all look very well cared for and the place is very clean and well laid out.

If you are in Miami with your kids you really should make a trip to Jungle Island. Be prepared to pay a lot but it can be a beautiful day spent with the family!

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Jungle Island also viewed

 

Been to Jungle Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Jungle Island, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.