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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

#2 of 169 things to do in Jacksonville Features Animals
370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218-5770
+1 904-757-4463
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Full, fun day!

The Jacksonville Zoo is my favorite! Ive been going since I was 5 years old, so for over 40 years... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2016
Savannah, Georgia
via mobile
Very nice, but somewhat expensive

There is a nice variety of creatures- including lions, crocs and gators, elephants, giraffes... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2016
Jacksonville, Florida
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This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (170 reviews)
“tiger exhibit” (122 reviews)
“stingray bay” (62 reviews)
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370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218-5770
+1 904-757-4463
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Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The Jacksonville Zoo is my favorite! Ive been going since I was 5 years old, so for over 40 years! It has progreased and updated nicely. There is plenty to do to fill a whole day for young and old alike. The food and souvenirs...More

Thank Mom26Bs
Reviewed June 21, 2016

There is a nice variety of creatures- including lions, crocs and gators, elephants, giraffes, monkeys, gorillas, and more. The zoo is somewhat crowded during the warmer months but is very clean. The park costs over $15 but is something that could be explored all day....More

Thank jrg476233
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We had a blast they have a bunch of stuff for young children and very affordable - worth seeing animals are well taken care of and all the extras are fun feeding giraffe- petting stingray - dinosaur exibit - and train ride - splash pad...More

Thank gt33d
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Fun way to spend my birthday on a warm summer day. We went mid-morning and I would recommend an early start for two reasons: animals are more active and cooler visit. Lay out of the zoo is logical and easy to navigate. Many shaded areas...More

Thank David L
Reviewed June 20, 2016

This was my first time visiting this zoo. I would have given it 5 stars except for the ticket taker at the very beginning. I stood in line for a good half hour in the Florida heat only to be told that I was in...More

Thank CissiK
Reviewed June 18, 2016

One of the best Zoo's in the USA. The Jacksonville Zoo is always upgrading the area and thinking of the children for there enjoyment. The food is excellent. A must visit. http://jacksonvillezoo.org/ http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org/content.aspx?pageid=15731&cnm=palm%20plaza%20caf%C3%A9

Thank robertm7042015
Reviewed June 17, 2016

This zoo seems more about getting your money then educating the public. If you want to see sad depressing animals in a beat up old zoo then you'll love this place.

Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I haven't been to a zoo in over 50 years so I don't have much to compare it to so I'll do my best. The animals were awesome. It requires a whole lot of walking so if you have any problems with your feet, knees,...More

Thank ntocher
Reviewed June 16, 2016

Today, I finally paid a visit to the Jacksonville Zoo. This zoo is very attractive from the entrance (where one buys the tickets) to the special attractions. I've been to many zoo's across the country and this one is on my list of favorites. The...More

1  Thank Ivette N
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Had a lot of fun with our two daughters (6 and 3yrs). We decided to visit, and found out at the gate that we picked a great day. Tickets were only $4 each. Had a blast! One complaint! The heat was making a lot of...More

Thank Jhirmaine W
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Diana P
How early in advance do you need to stand in line in order to buy tickets
May 19, 2017|
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Response from Debi C | Reviewed this property |
Jacksonville Zoo is busy during the Summer time. I'd say be there about 15 minutes early. They move the lines quickly. Have fun!
About how long did it take you to go through the zoo ?? Is it an all day thing, or can it be done in half a day ??
May 5, 2017|
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Response from Debi C | Reviewed this property |
You can enjoy the Jacksonville Zoo for the whole day. You won't want to stop! We loved the Tiger's the best!
Can y buy value tickets at the gate? We don't have a way to print out one on line.
April 19, 2017|
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Response from Virginia S | Reviewed this property |
You can get value tickets at the zoo and there are some other options available also. They are very helpful in what is available