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ZooTampa at Lowry Park

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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 August 6, 2018 via mobile

There’s plenty of shade here - a huge plus here in FL. That aside, this is a pretty cool zoo. You can kill 3 hours or so quite pleasantly. Check before you go: the zoo manatee habitat is under construction.

Thank Kimberleemcpike
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Tampa Zoo was amazing. It was so educational and entertaining for us and the kids. My daughter loved the section where she put her hand in a running water to collect precious stones. The wild animals were so amazing. The kids asked us to take...More

Thank bahrainia991
Reviewed August 6, 2018

great place to visit love going there. Love to see animals up close in habatat. Alot of the animals that are taken in and cared for

Thank bohica810
Reviewed August 6, 2018

took the grand kids to zoo here at lowry park had the best time the showes were great the people were nice and friendly kids loved to brush the animals and feed and touch the sting rays would go again and i hope everyone gets...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed in a zoo. Clean but hardly any animals. Not a whole lot of marine life. Figured there would be more.More

Thank Carol H
ZooTampa, Manager at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Hi Carol! ZooTampa has over 1,300 animals in our care! Did you know you can get nose-to-nose with some incredible species on one of our daily animal mingles or on a Signature Encounter? Our Safari Tram Experience also gets you a behind-the-scenes look at animals...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018

I am an annual passholder to ZooTampa - it is that great! The park is beautiful, there are so many animals to see. Great educational opportunities for children. Yes, there's construction - because they're always adding new exhibits! And they're always fantastic. The only drawback...More

Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We are members and love this zoo! We typically start to the Africa side because the exhibits are more interesting and there is a great kids area with splash pad.

Thank FLAM00RE
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Do not miss the awesome Zoo. I visit zoos on vacations and recently went to the San Diego Zoo, which is amazing and HUGE! Tampa's Zoo is like a small version of San Diego's zoo with awesome habitats and a wide variety of animals. Don't...More

Thank Rosalie211
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

This was one of the best zoos I have ever visited. This is coming from someone who has visited lots of zoos in different states. I loved seeing the giraffes and elephants. They also have animals that i never knew existed, which was awesome. My...More

Thank bermt86
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited the zoo 2 weeks ago with some relatives visiting the country. We were very disappointed in the unprofessionalism of the employee Danny that was running the African expedition. It started pouring very hard and there were alot of kids waiting in line all the...More

Thank Shabana L
ZooTampa, Manager at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Hi Shabana L.! We are so sorry to hear about your experience on Expedition Africa. Customer service is very important to us. We aim to provide all guests with the best experiences and unforgettable moments! Thank you for your comments - we have passed them...More

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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