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“Really nice zoo”

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
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$32.95*
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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Admission
Ranked #8 of 197 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo 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 January 23, 2013

I like that the animals (for the most part) have large areas for movement. Some of the birds & the pygmy hippos do not, which is sad. The manatee hospital is first rate and does a lot of good work towards helping injured manatees. If all of the areas for the animals were larger I would give this 5 stars.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Perfect size zoo for a day of family fun! Nice variety of animals in a pretty setting. Several shows daily to enjoy. The Birds of Prey show was very entertaining for both children and adults...one of the best I have seen! I liked that the childrens' rides were included in admission and lines were nonexistent. We enjoyed lunch at Reilly's Reserve overlooking the giraffe and zebra enclosure. Much better fare offered here than at the food court...especially tasty for "zoo food":) Highly recommend this attraction!

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I would say this park is overpriced, though discounts are available through websites in the slower months.

A good selection of animals, although in places it seems geared up for a young audience (that is, outside of the kiddie area).

Would go back again for a lower price. Also, they serve beer there!

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I've have been going there for 20 years and every time enjoy it. Very clean, animals healthy, employees nice. A nice variety of animals. My children always enjoyed it.

Thank Kelley A
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is a pleasure for adults and kids of all ages. Affordable compared to the high dollar theme parks and well worth a visit while in/around West Central Florida. Clean, numerous animals, good interpretive signs. Easy to follow map received at entrance. Fun way to spend a few hours. Food service available, though I thought a little pricey, or take picnic and enjoy at picnic grounds near the parking lot.

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