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“Good” 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 #30 of 120 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Few very interesting species exposed. Quite good contact with animals but you feel it is very commercial.

Visited October 2013
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JungleIsland, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Island, responded to this review, December 26, 2013
Thank you so much for your feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the park and hope that you visit us again soon!
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“Too expensive for what you get”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

You pay more tan $35 per person (including 3 year old kids) and what you get is a small place, with poor variety of animals and awfull shows.

Visited October 2013
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Turkey
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“We are back each year”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This place is so special and great to go with kids. My 6 year old son loves it so much that we have to go twice in a week each time we are in Miami. It is not as big as the Miami Zoo and the navigation is therefore much easier. The shows are always interesting and we see animals that we did not even know existed. It is one of a kind, don't miss the Lemur experience where you are seated in a room and can touch them - I am not sure you can do that anywhere else!!

Visited October 2013
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JungleIsland, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Island, responded to this review, December 26, 2013
Thank you so much for your feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the park and hope that you visit us again soon!
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Elkton, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Terrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Rude service as soon as you enter the park your kids are rushed over to the parrots to get their picture taken. They do not ask your permission. No you cannot take a picture yourself they will stand on front of you and block your view. I confronted them about the situation and they said it was in the fine print in the map. There are no signs about it on the park regulations at the ticket counter. The girl just grabbed the animals from my kids and ran away when I pushed the issue. Tourist trap that uses your kids to make money on everything they can think of.

Visited October 2013
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JungleIsland, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Island, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Hi Wattsdan – Thank you for visiting Jungle Island. We apologize for the less than stellar experience you had during your trip to the park. We take each review of Jungle Island very seriously and have forwarded your comments to our photo department so that they can address the issue immediately. While there are certain areas within the park that we do not allow personal photography, there is a proper way for our staff to address guests during these areas and we will make sure that the issues are addressed. We do hope that you will visit us again soon.
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Coral Gables, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“THE BEST DAY EVER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I took a VIP tour at Jungle Island today and it was absolutely the best day I've had in Miami - and I've lived here for almost 3 years. It's a little pricey but was definitely worth the money. We got to feed the kangaroos, tortoises, a kookaburra, play with two baby capuchins, lemurs, and even pet the white collar of a condor. On top of that we just access to the park for the rest of the day. It was so amazing to get to interact with the animals in such an intimate setting. The tour guide, Ryan, is so incredibly kind and interested in the animals and you can tell he loves his job more than anything. If you ever have the opportunity to do the tour, or at least go to Jungle Island at all, I highly recommend it!

Visited October 2013
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JungleIsland, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Island, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Hi there! Thank you so much for visiting Jungle Island and for posting your experience on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to see that you had a truly memorable experience during your trip and will be sure to share your comments with Ryan. Hopefully you will visit us again soon!
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