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“Small, but great for little kids.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Gulf Breeze ZOO

The Gulf Breeze ZOO
5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy (US 98), Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
850-932-2229
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Gulf Breeze
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: This 50-acre wildlife sanctuary is perfect for families.
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“Small, but great for little kids.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

A nice little afternoon trip from the Pensacola area. As others have said, don't expect a large metropolitan size zoo. The snack bar serves lackluster food, and the train sounds like the wheels haven't been greased in years, but the downsides are outwieghed by ease of access, and the interaction with the animals. Feeding the giraffes, as well as the standard petting-zoo style animals, is sure to be a hit with little kids. As well, forking out a dollar at entry will get you a "budgie stick"(it's a popsicle stick with birdseed on it), will allow you to feed the parakeet in a large walk-in bird cage.
Keep in mind, you wont be able to see the hippos, or gorillas, unless you ride the train.

Visited October 2012
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Herndon, KY
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Better than it looks from the road!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

Much nicer than expected from the road! Up close to many animals--get to feed several!!! Lots of exotics to see close up. A few minor maintenance issues but animals well cared for and seemed content. Price at visit was $15 for adults---spent 6 hours and could have spent more time but closing time is earlier in fall. Would definitely return!!!

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Gulf Breeze, FL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Best little zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Great little zoo where you can get close up and personal with the animals. Kids love feeding the giraffe. They also have a baby gorilla that is so cute. My family loves going here over and over. Zoo looks small but is about 50 acres and includes a train ride.

Visited August 2012
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Weeki Wachee, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“For the little kids”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

way overpriced for a giant petting zoo. staff is very slow so be prepared to wait in a line of 2 deep..for 30 minutes. the kids loved it but it only took 2 hours to do everything. Also the food can only be bought when you first go in..I would buy 2 cups per kid

Visited October 2012
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Navarre, Florida
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“Good Upgrades”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

They made alot of improvements. Was an enjoyable experience. Animals more active and looked well kept.

Visited August 2012
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