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ZooTampa at Lowry Park

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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice zoo”(218 reviews)
“petting zoo”(147 reviews)
“manatee exhibit”(59 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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1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5958
+1 813-935-8552
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Reviewed yesterday

This zoo has lots of animals for kids and adults to see. I gave it a four because I wanted to see the manatees but they weren't there. It is spread out so plan to walk unless you take the tram. It's decorated for Christmas...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great zoo that will be enjoyed by young and old. Make sure you get a schedule of the animal shows. They have lots of different animals. Children will enjoy riding various animals, for which you have to pay extra. Nice shops. Typical...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Elle567
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you haven't been - it's a great park, with fantastic staff, a fun area for kids with rides & games and a new water flume ride. It's also very educational! You can get through the park in a few hours. If you go off...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank S H
Reviewed 3 days ago

A small group of us visited the Tampa zoo recently and enjoyed it very much. It is clean, nicely laid out with easy to understand directions. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable and took the time to explain the animals.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marianne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice Zoo with lots of play areas for kids (some wet, so bring a bathing suit for them), petting zoo, places to eat, gift shop and, of course, a great variety of animals. Nice day for a family outing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank imyoungatheart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the zoo this weekend and really enjoyed it. There have been several babies born this fall and really enjoyed seeing those. The elephant training session is amazing. The manatee exhibit is not currently open which was disappointing but the monkey exhibit made up...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank mgfraley
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my family who is grown youngest was my brother 23 oldest my dad 55 so it definitely is a place for all ages. We went on a weekday and there was practically no one there which was fantastic. We ended up breaking...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank nicoletravels09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love visiting the Tampa Zoo. This place is so clean with amazing staff and animals. This is a nice place to stroll with very informative shows.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChicopeeJoe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our time and are looking forward to a return trip. Parking was a bit of an issue but manageable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zlmc21
ZooTampa, Manager at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Zlmc21! We're so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Zoo! We hope to see you again soon. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our day at the Zoo. The animals are well kept and the enclosures are clean. We took in the bird show and also enjoyed it. We were a day too early on see the Christmas Village. If your looking for a day...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jerseytraveler26
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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