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“Great Place!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jungle Island

Jungle Island
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Jungle Island Miami
Ranked #22 of 318 things to do in Miami
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Jungle Island is located between downtown Miami and South Beach. The park offers amazing animal exhibits, unique shows and up-close animal interactions unlike anywhere else.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

My boyfriend and I visited Jungle Island before getting on our cruise ship. It is very close to the Port of Miami and costs about $10 to get to the port from Jungle Island by taxi. It's a cute place, a little cheesy and touristy, but that's why we went in the first place! Price is fair for what you get and see...

Visited November 2012
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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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“Good family fun!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The "jungle" is very well kept, and there are lots of shows to keep the family entertained, including a star named Pinky the cockatoo, who delighted my granddaughter with his bike riding on a wire! Pinky has a picture of himself with Winston Churchill, near his perch. The parrots are colorful and entertaining! There are tigers as well, monkeys and also a show boasting penguins and other exotics. There is a petting zoo, and a kangaroo pen where people can feed the animals grapes and kangaroo chow, be sure to get a picture with your child and a kangaroo!

Visited November 2012
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Miami, Florida
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134 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Incredible VIP tour!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

If you would like to do an unforgettable Zoo experience you must do the Jungle Island VIP Tour. The price is $240 for adults and $120 for children from 3 to 10 years old; I would not recommend it for smaller children. It includes Lunch of your choice at the Lakeside Cafe, including one non-alcoholic beverage. A souvenir t-shirt for each guest, park admission for the rest of the day and a 10% discount in the gift shop. I got to play with the lemurs, feed the baby kangaroos, see how gorillas get trained in sign language, and pet the Galapagos turtles among many other adventures. Our guide was very informative. I have never had such an interactive experience with the animal kingdom and this would be a gift to your family that they will never forget.

Visited September 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Different type of zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Enjoyed this place as an alternative to the zoo. Don't let the name fool you, it is not just about birds. There is a liger there which is one of a kind, truly a marvel.

Visited December 2011
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Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Rumble in the Jungle”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Jungle Island makes for a fun afternoon, no matter what age group you represent. You get to see a lot of different animals, mostly up close and the shows are entertaining and informative as well as you are roaming a small island between Miami and South Beach.
One disclaimer however, don't take it all too seriously. While there are some employees who are not only highly knowledgable but also very skilled, friendly and personably offering insightful information about the animal kingdom and its residents, the greater part (sadly) is on the island because they are clearly "Lost" when it comes to customer service.
I hope you are not afraid of animals because they are literally "thrown" at you before you can decline the photo-op. Ranging from bunny to monkey to baby alligator and parrot, it's all yours for the taking, well at least holding until the camera clicks and you are handed your receipt (to purchase it later at a horrendous price).
From the 3 shows seen, thumbs up for the flying wonders, the bird show. Very well orchestrated and a lot of fun. Another shoutout to Dr. Wasabi and his crew who also did a tremendous job for kids and adults alike with his furry friends. The one to skip is the wild animal show. Think Jerry Springer on Acid and you have misplaced the remote. Sitting in the first row was another crucial mistake as the volume brought back memories of a Foo Fighters concert. What could have been a lot of fun had people reeling once it was finally concluded. Overanimated for absolutely no reason.
Bottom line, if you can get a discount you are looking at $28 p.P. plus $8 parking, water bottles are $3 from vending machines inside, bring an apple and have lunch elsewhere.
Try this for our bid to farewell. At the "photo counter" pictures were viewed but ultimately purchase was declined hence the employee said "Enjoy your memories" and walked away.
Maybe once upon a time Jungle Island was a great attraction, it has lost it's glitter and is only upheld by the amazing animals and the few employees that truly, genuinly care.

Visited November 2012
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