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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 2 days 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
Thank Roger B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took three generations to the zoo. Two out of three of us enjoyed the trip. We enjoyed seeing the lemurs, rhino, birds, giraffes, and cats. We also appreciated the herpetarium, which was air conditioned. We did take the train ride and ride the carousel....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kmontgomery1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth visiting if you’re vacationing into near Orlando! They have an interactive section where you can feed goats, lamas, Alpacas, donkeys, I strongly recommend!! You can also feed a giraffe or rhino. They have different shows as well with different animals. Theres a BBQ...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Jpatty07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on half price day accidentally. I would have been much more disappointed if we’d have paid full price. It’s a nice little zoo, but there were a few things that let me down. We arrived close to opening and many animals hadn’t been...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 829jaimeg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this Zoo to be very enjoyable. Liked the setting and the grounds. Nice assortment of Animals which seems to be very well cared for. This Zoo also had informative little shows around the park at different intervals. Also a small train ride and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jandtscott8716
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were very few animals to see. Staff members were also hard to spot. Other than large numbers of uncontrolled school children, screaming and running despite signs for quiet, there was little life in the Zoo. The teachers accompanying the children made no apparent effort...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 56Burns
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a small zoo and botanical garden. They have a fair number of animals plus an insect and reptile exhibit but we felt the admission fee was on the high side. On top of that there is an additional charge for their "Up close...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bob S
Reviewed January 16, 2019

We are members of the Toronto Zoo. The first great benefit was that the Central Florida Zoo has reciprocal privileges with other zoos in North America. Thank you 50% off and more off admission. Second, the zoo was ideal for small kids who like to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank geraldson68
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

We have been to many zoos around the country and this is by far the worst. Animals are healthy and well taken care of but overall it’s small and insignificant. Don’t waste your $20.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank shayneb2019
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

We took our grandson to the zoo for the first time,. I think they have a good display of birds. They have a couple alligators. They also let you feed the giraffes.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Melissa J
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Yes but depending on the time of year book first
September 15, 2018|
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Very easy to get around! Mostly boardwalks very accessible
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