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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

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Address: 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218-5770
Phone Number: 904 757 4463
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.

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A Zoo Surrounded in Beautiful Gardens

We had a picnic at the picnic area before entering the zoo. We had a great time walking around the zoo and gardens.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Parker, Colorado
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Parker, Colorado
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a picnic at the picnic area before entering the zoo. We had a great time walking around the zoo and gardens.

Thank MJNielsen
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's so well laid out with plenty to do. You could easily spend 4-5 hours, especially if you have small children. The animals are truly in their natural habitat and are very well taken care of. This zoo caters to people if all ages. There were actually more adults than children which says a lot. Be prepared to walk a... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Laid out so well. Map provided. Can spend hours here. Animals presented in natural settings. The giraffe area is well thought out with visitors able to see well and feed them, under supervision. The plants and trees are all identified . Many posable spots. It's worth a second trip to cover everything.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We love the zoo! My kids love the animals and the train. Well kept and fun for the whole family. I love that I can let my kids walk along the path and experience such a wonderful place.

Thank Casey G
Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Spending the day exploring Jacksonville. Found their zoo and enjoying it. Nice place for families. This is visitor appreciation week where everybody gets in for $10/each. Nice bargain.

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Orlando, Florida
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were blown away by the Jacksonville Zoo. Seriously one of the best zoos in the Southeast that we've ever been to. I wish I could give it a 10 - it is THAT good. The entire zoo was fabulous but our absolute favorites were the Asia and the South America areas. The Asia area is absolutely gorgeous - from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

JAX Zoo and Gardens is an enjoyable wY to spend the day. It continually keeps getting better and caters to all ages.

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Cartersville, Georgia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our visit to this Zoo. It will keep you entertained for several hours. The Bird's are all so amazingly beautiful. One of the pelicans flew into my husbands face hitting him with his wing. It didn't hurt him but did startle him. He was a ham and seemed to be posing for my husband to take his picture.... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The price is comprable to other attractions, we opted for the unlimited arm band to do all the little extras, so 73. for 2 adults and 1 child. Butterfly exhibit, 4d theatre, merry go round, train(which you can ride to the other side, the walk is long) and sting ray bay. My grandaughter loved to feed and touch the sting... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful zoo, with well thought out grounds and exhibits. We spent an entire day exploring this amazing zoo situated right on the river with boat access via a river dock entrance! Our visit was made even more pleasant by incredible zoo staff who were extremely gracious and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and were quite amazed... More 

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