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“No reason to charge such high admission” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Jungle Island

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132
305-400-7000
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Ranked #31 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 older children, Activities for young children
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“No reason to charge such high admission”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Had been to the old Parrot Jungle years ago and decided to go this past weekend. The admission is similar to that of a Disney or Universal Studios park. When you enter the park and look at the map, it seems that there is a vast and extensive park ahead. Be careful not to walk while you are reading the map, otherwise you will miss half the park. The exhibits are small, the shows are entertaining, but not worth seeing more than once. The parking system is illogical and over priced, much like the actual park. Recommended for out of town visitors, but if you go once, you would not want to return for a long time afterwards.

Visited June 2013
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JungleIsland, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Island, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Hi there… Thank you for visiting Jungle Island. We wanted to take a moment to address your review. The admission price for Jungle Island is comparable to other attractions in South Florida and is actually much more cost effective than admission to Disney or Universal. While our park is not as expansive as one might think, we do have many amazing shows and attractions to offer. Again, thank you for visiting and for sharing your experience.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“Liked it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Wow ! Never realized the parrots come in such a big variations. The colors, nature and overall looks are so different that you just like to see more of them. Jungle Island is actually great if you want to see birds of all kind! The shows were good except the wild encounter one - they just brought few baby cubs and milk them! But Dr Wasabi show was good - the animals they brought was not awesome but they presented it so well that you feel engaged. The bird show was amazing and the best among I have seen till date. Visited White Tiger, Liger, Lions etc and they are cool! The park is clean and well-maintained. Overall spent a good time!

Visited June 2013
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JungleIsland, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Island, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Hi there! Thank you for visiting Jungle Island and for sharing your experience. We’re glad that you had a good time and were impressed by the amazing shows and attractions that the park as to offer. And we were glad that you learned a little bit more about the numerous types of parrots that exist. Hopefully you will visit us again in the future.
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“Beautiful Birds!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Worth the price of admission because we would hope a large portion of this goes toward caring for the residents (animals!) We highly recommend a visit--my teenage son loved it!

Visited June 2013
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JungleIsland, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Island, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Hi Jan,
Thank you for visiting us and for posting a review of your experience. We’re happy that you visited us and yes, a large portion of our admission goes towards the care of our animals! We hope that you will visit us again soon!
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Whitmore Lake, Michigan
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“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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“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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