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Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
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Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
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Nestled in a protected natural wetland, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens has animals from around the world including, rhinos, giraffes, leopards, monkeys, exotic birds, an Insect Zoo, and much more. Our Reptile House offers the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
3755 W Seminole Blvd, at I-4 exit 104, Sanford, FL 32747
+1 407-323-4450
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Entrance into parking was nice. But once you arrive into the zoo I noticed some things were not open. Also this zoo is on the small size...by size and by the amount of animals they have. My kids were bored and we were in the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank profoundvj3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our three children to the zoo today ages 10,4, and 3. This is a small zoo. The fencing had me a little anxious around some of the exhibits. We were by the otters right after the Rhinos and our 3 year old took...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hjesnic05
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for something a little calmer than the theme parks, this is a good option, especially with a young family. The youngest in our family was 18 and we still had a really nice visit. The botanical gardens really wasn't much but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank travelmum2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Today, despite charging full price, there was no train (under maintenance), no black bears, monkeys and there was a general feeling of “off season”. We didn’t try the zip wire etc but that was an extra charge as well. Layout was good for walking around,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Suzan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I decided to bring our grandson here for something different.The zoo is nice it has lots of boardwalks which is a little different than our zoo in Jacksonville. They had a pretty good number of animals and had a variety of keeper...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank briantallman3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is beautiful and very well taken care of. It seems as though the animals are well cared for, but cages are much too small. Many of the animals looked distressed and were pacing constantly along the edge of their cages. Otters were very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Mogimoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice, quiet little zoo (don't expect something Disney-sized!). The area is clean and well-maintained, with most areas accessible on a boardwalk or cement pathway. Some of the animal enclosures are a bit on the small size, but the keepers seem to be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RoboticCanine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zoo was not as large as we thought it would be, but it filled our afternoon. It is laid out very nicely and the animals are housed very well. You can feed many animals. The most fun was the giraffe. Lots of board walk...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank indigo40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small zoo is truly a delight. They have a boardwalk that runs throughout the zoo in case it rains or floods. Much more comfortable to walk on than hard concrete. The animals are closeup with good descriptions and easy to view. Experienced guides give...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CenVillager316
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A children friendly zoo with a beautiful boardwalk and lots of interesting animal exhibits. Also has a splash area for the children to play. It's a great way for adults and children to spend a morning or an afternoon.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Melissa J
February 20, 2019|
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Response from cyoung344474 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do. Try calling to verify.
September 15, 2018|
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Response from KGovocek | Reviewed this property |
Very easy to get around! Mostly boardwalks very accessible
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