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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

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Address: 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218-5770
Phone Number: 904 757 4463
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.

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August trip with a toddler

Overall a very nice zoo.. We got there right when they opened so you might want to wait an hour or so later as many of the animals were not released yet into their "areas". The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overall a very nice zoo.. We got there right when they opened so you might want to wait an hour or so later as many of the animals were not released yet into their "areas". The train was cute but largely goes around the back areas of the animals areas and the announcer was super loud so our toddler did... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved it... many cubs ..at that time.. we did not do it but you can access it by boats. They seem to organise different activities for families very well, including night time tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

When me and my wife moved here nine years ago, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Jacksonville Zoo. My young daughter absolutely loves it.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo was nice, it got hot fast so many of the animals were hiding out from the heat (August) Still had fun. The train is good to get from one side to the other without walking but you really dont see anything from the train. Was upset that the soda/water vending machines didnt have any prices marked. Very friendly... More 

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Hayesville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Jacksonville Zoo last week. It had been many years since I'd visited and many improvements had been made. For a smaller zoo, there really is a lot packed in. Most of the staff was quite friendly. We were told however by the staff member overseeing the kiddie splash zone that she was closing... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place for the family to go! Nestled on the river in the north side of Jacksonville, it might require a little travel time to get to (what doesn't in Jacksonville) but it's well worth the drive (or boat ride). The cost of entry is very reasonable for a family-Entry is FREE if you arrive by boat and... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me tell you, this may not be one of the biggest zoos in the U.S., but it is laid out great, it has a variety of animals to see, playground for the children, food area, bathrooms, a train and it is such a nice place to visit with your family. A day or evening you will enjoy.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Throughout our world travels, my husband and I have had the pleasure of visiting Zoos around the world. When I come home to Jacksonville, it's great to know that we have the best. A zoo day with the grandkids is always a joy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our zoo is very impressive. When I moved here in 1999, it was a decent zoo. However, after the donations from the Weavers (Jaguars exhibit) and all of the wonderful benefactors toward upgrades before the 2005 Super Bowl, the Jacksonville Zoo has continued building on that momentum toward becoming a phenomenal experience. There are many new exhibits, Asia is fantastic... More 

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Thank Chris F
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jacksonville Zoo is so beautiful!! I love how they have trees and lots of bushes and plants, so that the animals don't get hot! They really care about the animals there and they are all so healthy looking! We even saw an anteater with a baby on its back it was amazing!! The zoo lights at Christmas time is really... More 

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