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“Fantastic!” 5 of 5 stars
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Busch Gardens
10165 N Malcolm McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 888-800-5447
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Ranked #1 of 205 things to do in Tampa
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Dining
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Owner description: Busch Gardens(R) Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 297 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with more than 12,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I absolutely LOVE Busch Gardens. This visit we booked to go on the Serengeti Safari trip on the back of a truck to feed the giraffes and I loved it. It was a very hot day but we saw loads of the animals and the giraffes were just fabulous. The rest of the park is great, loads to see and do and you can just sit and people watch when you get tired. We sat below the Sheikra ride where it goes through water and amused ourselves watching the people walking underneath it get soaked - hilarious! We ate at the Zambia Smokehouse - great ribs and chicken - and took 2 rides on the little railway which is a great way to see the park and all the animals. There is nothing about this park I don't like and make a point of going here whenever I am lucky enough to be in Florida. It beats any of the Disney parks hands down, including Animal Kingdom. Fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

A wonderful place for all ages. Much more relaxing than Disney. Animal shows are terrific, beautiful gardens and grounds. Plan around the many scheduled shows. The animal nursery is a treat. Good fried chicken at the Swiss Colony restaurant. Recommend the train ride for an overview of the park.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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“Our favorite!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This park is great! The cheetah exhibit is so wonderful and don't miss the Tiger exhibit. It's the best! This park does a nice job taking care of their animals as well as educating how important it is to preserve them. They have lots of fun rides & shows for all ages. Really one of those parks that's good for everyone of all ages. AND do the safari if you can. It's amazing!!!!!!!!

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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Loved this park, first time visitors and will go back. All the attractions are excellent. Very clean and the price is very good to go back all year long.

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“A zoo with roller coasters!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Our family has been coming here for years and it's well worth the price of admission. To see white tigers is amazing! You get to learn new things and get a thrill ride to boot. Great for all ages!

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