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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

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Address: 1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5958
Phone Number: +1 813-935-8552
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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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We absolutely loved this zoo. Its small which makes it perfect. Lots of different animals and overall very well taken care of. If you are avoiding huge parks this is the place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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nassau,bahamas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty standard as far as zoos go. Just a couple things...1) the little sightseeing train wasn't operating while we were there. 2) the rides weren't operating while we were there. 3)you can't walk in a loop around the zoo. Some areas you walk to the end then have to go back to the beginning where you started and take the... More 

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tampa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

But not a modern very well manicured zoo. They specialize in rescuing or rehabbing animals which is wonderful but its not a "fancy" zoo. Well worth the $ if you love animals and their special events are good.

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Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We absolutely loved this zoo. Its small which makes it perfect. Lots of different animals and overall very well taken care of. If you are avoiding huge parks this is the place to go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited this zoo several times and always see something new. The penguin feeding is a lot of fun to watch. Feeding the lorakeets (little parakeet birds) was a great activity for anyone who loves birds or just enjoys feeding wildlife by hand. Zoo keepers do a good presentation at various stations. A nice walk through the park!

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Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So many animals with lots of good information. Good place for Kids of all ages. There is a Butterfly Palace there too. If you have White or Silver hair butterfly's may Land on you...So cool

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always well maintained, great animal displays and clean grounds. They have shows for all ages and places to sit along the way for those less active.

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Thank Diane S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice zoo, good variety of animals. Being from Metro Washington DC area I am spoiled by free zoo so found this one to be pricey. We liked the Safari ride and were thankful for some time to sit and rest our feet. Looked like there was some amusement park like rides but all were closed the day we were there.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding . Animals are well kept. Very clean and easy to get around. They have an area for kids to cool off at their water splash area. If you are in the Tampa area or close by get the annual pass, it pays for itself before you know it and it helps keeps the high standards of the zoo. The... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very easy to get around the park with lots of animals to visit. A great water splash area for the kiddos to cool off in after the park tour. Picnic area outside of the park. we packed lunch on the second day and enjoyed a mid day picnic.

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't let my mediocre review stop you from going, I'm glad we visited. The animals were great and well cared for. I especially enjoyed the Florida boardwalk section that is the area where they put all of the native Florida animals. The downside would have to be the fact that all of the rides were not running and the only... More 

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