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ZooTampa at Lowry Park
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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Admission
Ranked #25 of 197 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 October 1, 2013

The Zoo pass is a pretty good deal, the zoo is a nice way to spread your day, there is a lot to do and its good exercise doing it. We like to take photos of the animals, so we can go two days in a row and still not be bored.

Thank Goodriba
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

The park is immaculate and the animals are very well cared for. I highly recommend the bird sanctuary where you can hold and feed the birds (great for kids) as well as feeding the giraffes! The staff could be a bit more friendly (mainly the younger employees) but overall a fantastic place to visit and spend a day...GREAT ZOO!

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Loved everything about the zoo. It was clean and well taken care if. Lots of animals. It is a fun place to visit. Great descriptions and information about each animal.

1  Thank Marilyn O
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

such a great zoo... we had a wonderful time, my kids loved it :D very clean, great animals, the baby elephants were so adorable, fun rides and the two water play areas were so much fun for the kids to cool off in.

Thank gingerrae81
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

My youngest daughter wants to be a marine biologist when she grows up, so we are always looking for opportunities to be supportive of her in this direction. The zoo is a very good facility in itself but the marine hospital and manatee rehabilitation center are amazing! We sat through the demonstration and were pleasantly surprised with the amount of info that was presented, but done in such an entertaining way you didn't even realize you were being taught or learning. The underground manatee observatory was busy and many of the children pushy and unruly, but worth the fuss. The manatee seem to float gracefully by, which for a 1000 pound animal is a feat in itself. We spent a considerable amount of our time here. The rest of the zoo is well laid out as well. You never travel far on the shaded well maintained paths between exhibits. There are plenty of animals to see, and a fountain for the children to cool off in after, or even before if you wish, your trek around the paths of the zoo. Worth every cent.

Thank dabigredbear
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