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“Great Kids and Adults Attraction!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jungle Island

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132
305-400-7000
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$257*
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Jungle Island Miami VIP Safari Tour
Ranked #24 of 88 Attractions in Miami
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Dining, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
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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
Whitmore Lake, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Kids and Adults Attraction!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

As a post activity to our recent cruise, we spent an extra night in Miami with our grandkids (6 and 10) and their parents. Took in the Jungle Island Park and very happy with our choice! The unique opportunity to see many species of animals and birds that you don't see in typical zoos was great. The three shows we saw witht he handlers and trainers were also fun. Very hot and humid that day and loads of summer camp kids and counselors but we still enjoyed the visit
They do take AAA / AARP discount for tickets so ask! Easy to get around the paved trails and lots of shade to help as well. While I agree price was still steep for 6 of us - the smiles andpictures witht he kids and the white tiger cub as well as baby alligator and many colorful parrots was worth it.

Visited June 2013
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JungleIsland, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Island, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
HI Tamara… Thank you so much for visiting Jungle Island and for sharing your experience with Trip Advisor readers. We’re glad to hear that you and your family had an enjoyable experience in the park. We hope your photo memories and the memories of your visit last forever. Hope to have you visit us again the next time your travels bring you to Miami.
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Palo Alto, California
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“Not very exciting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Over priced and not very exciting. The park is nice with lots of trees. The Flamingos are cool so are the parrots. There is an emphasis on getting your picture taken with the animals, lot's of optional ways to spend money. The pictures on the website are better than the real thing. It was OK, just over priced

Visited June 2013
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Bronx, New York
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“Fun even for a 26 year old.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I love this place, it makes me happy & I love that you're so close with the animals, there are many that you can feed, pet and touch and even get some great pictures with.

I can't wait until I have children so that I can bring them here.

Visited June 2013
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JungleIsland, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Island, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Hi Juanita,
Thanks for visiting Jungle Island and for taking the time to share your experience with Trip Advisor. We’re delighted to hear that you had such a great time and can’t wait to have you visit us again in the future!
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“Jungle Island is a Joke”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Way too expensive for what you get. This mini-attraction between downtown Miami and Miami Beach requires taking out a bank loan for a few hours of family "fun." Stay away. Save your money for Disney World.

Visited June 2013
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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Nice Place to take kids, feel bad for the animals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Get up close with all types of wildlife, from birds to tigers and lions. Very interactive as there are locations you are roaming free with birds, lizards, and other wild life.
I felt bad for the animals as they were in small cages and I think it is privately owned so they dont have the same rules and regulations normal zoo's do. They have playgrounds for kids along with a petting zoo. They even have a Liger, which was pretty cool. Easy to get too.

Visited May 2013
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JungleIsland, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Island, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Hi Ken,
Thank you for visiting Jungle Island and for taking the time to post about your experience about the park. We at Jungle Island wanted to take a moment to address some of your comment regarding our rules and regulations.

While the park is privately owned, Jungle Island is required to follow guildelines and regulations just as any other wildlife attraction. All of the enclosures within our facility not only meet but exceed the requirements set by Florida Fish and Wildlife and the USDA.

Jungle Island strives to provide the utmost in care for our animals that call the Jungle home. Animal care is our top priority and we receive numerous comments at how well our animals are cared for from various organizations.

Again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We encourage you to visit us again in the future.
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