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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

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Address: 1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5958
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+1 813-935-8552
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features more than 1,300 amazing animals on 56 acres...

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features more than 1,300 amazing animals on 56 acres of natural habitats. Guests will find many interactive exhibits and opportunities to get closer to wildlife -- feed a giraffe, hold a lorikeet, touch a stingray and more. The Zoo's Manatee and Aquatic Center expands the traditional boundaries of a zoo, focusing efforts on critical care for injured, sick and orphaned wild manatees. Also at the zoo: splash ground water play areas, wild rides, educational shows and cafes.

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One of the best zoo in the U.S.

I loved this zoo so much that I decided to get the pass membership two years on a row! It's such a great place to go walk around. It's clean and well kept. Newer kids rides have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Michela B
Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved this zoo so much that I decided to get the pass membership two years on a row! It's such a great place to go walk around. It's clean and well kept. Newer kids rides have been added which along with the petting zoo (mainly goats) and the splash pad area make it a favorite spot for families with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Both of my grandchildren go to the excellent school on site of this amazing Zoo! We all have season passes, and go as often as we can! Everything is hands-on, especially for the young crowd, and weather in Tampa usually makes for a pleasant day---even in the summer heat. Good-Clean-FUN for the whole family!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love zoo's and Lowry is no exception. While it's smaller than other zoo's I've visited, it's still enjoyable. Be sure to bring swimsuits for the kids if the weather's right. They have a large water area and the kids really enjoy it.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The zoo and the animals were delightful. The park is laid out well, but the Manatees were not available when we were there. There were plenty of other animals to see, however. The zoo was/is designed for every age group. The only negative is that the cooking oil they use to make pop corn, etc, made both my husband and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Let's face it, every mid to large city has a zoo. Most find it necessary for their family fun portfolio of tourist attractions. What Tampa and the state of Florida forgot is that some family fun attractions need to be is affordable. I don't mind paying to see a zoo, I realize they are capital intensive and figure it is... More 

Thank Allen T
Sumter, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perfect for a four year old. We decided to skip annual Disney passes this year and go with the Tampa Lowry Park Zoo, MOSI, and a few other local offerings. We hadn't been to the zoo in several years. I was a little disappointed in that it seemed a bit run down, not awful, but like they haven't really improved... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to many zoos all over the country and grew up going to Brookfield Zoo, so it is hard to compare Lowry Park Zoo. Is it the best zoo I've ever been to? Certainly not, but it does have some things going for it. Pros: - Great size for little ones - All rides are included with ticket... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a fun little zoo that kids would especially enjoy. They have some free rides that kids can go on and the animal displays are well done. The only concern I had was that not all bathrooms offered changing tables. This is an easy fix that would make the zoo much more family friendly. We had to bypass a... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for the month long Halloween event. It was a good time, the set up was cool and the kids obviously enjoyed the animals. Near the entrance, there was bar serving alcohol and that was great for the adults! This is not the best zoo, but it is a nice thing to do with the kids

Thank Craig B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They have really updated everything here since the last time my family has come. We really enjoyed looking at all the animals, especially on the train. The mantee area is beautiful, and not to mention how well they take care of them.

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