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ZooTampa at Lowry Park

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice zoo”(210 reviews)
“petting zoo”(141 reviews)
ZooTampa at Lowry Park is home to more than 1300 animals and famous for having one of the most beautiful, tropical zoological settings in the world. The Zoo brings together animals and visitors to create unforgettable, natural connections. Guests...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5958
+1 813-935-8552
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Haven’t been there in decades , my wife and I decided to spend a day on our vacation . We were very pleased with our visit, the animal displays reminded us of Busch gardens , definitely worth the trip an we intend on going again...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I Visited there to do something different , I haven’t been there for decades , and was very pleased with how it’s become. We both enjoyed our visit and plan on going again before years end. If you have kids , they...More

Thank Gina N
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great Zoo and extremely well laid out. Even on a hot and humid October day it was easy to feel comfortable navigating the zoo. There is plenty of shade and places to cool off if needed. The Animal experience is top notch...More

Thank snoble53
Reviewed 5 days ago

We love this zoo, it is small, compact and great fun for a local day out. Feeding the giraffes and visiting the Avery to feed the birds are the highlight!

Thank Darren P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love the zoo as it is well.kept and very nice....but the food service options are expensive and the service is deplorable.

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to the Tampa Zoo. Beautiful grounds and not at all crowded. Many animals were not available including the black bears. Not many animals at this zoo for the expensive admission. Ok for young children but not worth the visit.

1  Thank MaureenD04
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome mix of animals, rides, Splashpad for Kids, Holloween decoration. Lot more then we have expected visiting a zoo. Will definitely come again.

Thank Moritz232
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a nice place but you paid for a ticket to enjoy half of the things because a lot are close for now.

2  Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Zoo is very well laid out and has a variety of animals, birds, and reptiles. It is a very relaxing and learning experience for adults and kids. You can see just about everything in a few hours, or spend the day.

Thank Waltsmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my family. Really enjoyed the zoo. Easy walking distances and a nice petting area. Went on a weekday and did not do any lines for the rides.

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Sherry S
August 31, 2018|
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Response from MRSEML1981 | Reviewed this property |
I am bit getting alerts my apologies! When we went it was free.
Tristan S
August 13, 2018|
Response from Claudine A | Reviewed this property |
We only went to the zoo once; we didn't inquire about the membership and the privileges associated with it. I'm sure you can contact them directly to find out!
Tristan S
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Bottom F |
There are Zoo professional zoo photographers in different spots of the zoo