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ZooTampa at Lowry Park
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$32.95*
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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Admission
Ranked #24 of 201 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: ZooTampa at Lowry Park is home to more than 1300 animals and famous for having one of the most beautiful, tropical zoological settings in the world. The Zoo brings together animals and visitors to create unforgettable, natural connections. Guests get closer to wildlife than ever before by touching a giant tortoise, feeding a giraffe, getting nose-to-horn with an Indian rhino, hand-to-fin with slippery stingrays and more! Families can also splash in water play areas, feel thrills on rides and take in educational shows. Love manatees? The Zoo is the only place in Tampa where guests can see Florida manatees year round. At the David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Hospital, the Zoo’s veterinary and animal-care staff treat sick, injured and orphaned manatees, and return them to the wild after rehabilitation. The Zoo also cares for the most diverse group of Florida wildlife anywhere, and has won numerous awards for animal preservation.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed November 5, 2012

loved the manatee rescue information,
nice big zoo for a reasonable price. clean, nice set up for the animals
relaxing day

Thank Lestockt
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We have been living in the Tampa Bay area for the past 5 years. Yesterday was our first trip to the Lowry Zoo. It's not a huge zoo like the Bronx Zoo or the one in Miami, but it is a nice little zoo. I saw some animals here I had never even heard of. They also have some kiiddie rides so it is a great place to bring children. They were closing early yesterday at 2:00 because they were having a food and music festival in the evening. We got there a little after 10:30 and were able to see everything we wanted to before 2:00. And there were signs posted before you entered letting you know it was closing at 2:00, also the person at the ticket booth also let everyone know they were closing early, so no surprises. When we were leaving, they handed everyone a rain check for free admission to come back again within the next 30 days, which I thought was very generous of them.

1  Thank Sue H
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

I've been going to Lowry Park Zoo since I was a little kid. They have a wonderful animal display. There are no cages here just wide open space for the animals.

Thank necifl
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

The zoo is the best around and especially great for kids. I love to take my grandchildren there when they visit. So much to see for them and actually have a hands-on experience with the animals. If you want to see the entire zoo, get an early start - you will need to. Great place for a family outing, and even if you go solo.

Thank Iris K
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

DO NOT under any circumstances attempt to visit the Zoo on one of their free Sundays. The lines are a mile long and the parking fills up with early-risers to the extent that there are literally thousands of cars being turned away from the already-full lot by 10:00 am.
just go on a regular day, and this classic, excellent zoo will be a good day.
We took a lunch and went back out to our car to pick it up and ate at the outdoor picnic area across from the parking lot.

1  Thank El_conquistador44
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