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“After ten years, still great”
Review of Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami
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General Admission with Optional Safari Package to Zoo Miami
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Ranked #8 of 350 things to do in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Zoo Miami (also known as The Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens) is the largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida, and the only sub-tropical zoo in the continental United States. The unique climate in South Florida allows us to keep a wide variety of animals from Asia, Australia and Africa, representing a broad mix of species that is unlike any other zoo in the country. Zoo Miami today occupies almost 750 acres, and is home to more than 3,000 animals representing over 500 different species. Of this population, more than 40 species are classified as endangered. The zoo also houses more than 1,000 species of trees, palms and other plants, and over 100 special exhibits showcasing a broad number of species and scientific topics. We are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) which means we have passed a rigorous application and inspection process and meet or exceed the AZA's standards for animal health and welfare, fundraising, zoo staffing, and involvement in global conservation efforts. Zoo Miami is proud to be an active leader in many global wildlife and environmental conservation initiatives, and we are currently involved in over 36 projects taking place on six continents.
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Dania Beach, FL
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“After ten years, still great”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Last time I was in Miami zoo before this weekend was 10 years ago. The park is pleasant, especially during the no-summer months. I particularly liked the giraffes and I missed the white tiger (maybe is not there anymore?). There is a mono rail if you don’t feel like walking that is very convenient (is not included in the entrance, though). It’s a nice way to spend Sunday afternoon.

Visited November 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Nice place”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

As zoos go this is a pretty nice one. I like how big it is and the animals are in open cages with plenty of roaming room. Been a couple of times and each trip was unable to make it through the entire park! There is a good variety of animals. Wish it was not all the way south.

Visited December 2011
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Miami, Florida
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“a wonderful adventure”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

A group of concierges were invited to visit Zoo Miami and it was delightful. A very large property so I do recommend renting a bike, they have the type that can carry 4 guest so the whole family can enjoy. You have to make an all day event of it if you would like to experience all there it’s offered. You can feed the giraffes, see the monkeys, ride the camel, lots of elephants. A truly beautiful property. Many thanks to the wonderful staff. Zoo Miami might be a bit off the way if you’re visiting Miami Beach but it is worth the trip!

Visited October 2012
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“A beautiful day and a memorable experience”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

We really enjoyed the zoo and were fortunate to be there on a nice warm, sunny day - but not too hot. It is very spacious and in places it is more like walking in a park. There are many interesting animals and lots of opportunities to interact. We fed the pelicans which was a lot of fun. The food at the Oasis is fairly reasonable. For those who bring their own food, you cannot bring it into the zoo itself. However, there are picnic tables just outside the gates. The parking lot is adjacent so a quick run to a vehicle to grab some food works well. Just get your hand stamped and you will be re-admitted.

Visited November 2012
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Miami, Florida, United States
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“Had a blast.”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

I loved the giraffe feeding. It was totally worth it. The food wasn't as expensive as I expected to be. I didn't like that you had to search deeply for the animals because most of them were hiding. It's a long park so you have to really know your way around to actually see everything. Overall, a nice place to enjoy your day with the family. There's a splashing area where kids can get wet and run around.

Visited September 2012
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