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“Great place to go and visit every year”

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
Ranked #2 of 168 things to do in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.
Jacksonville, Florida
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50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great place to go and visit every year”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

Jax zoo has made a lot of upgrades. Every year they have added or changed something. I really enjoy going and will continue to go each year! My daughter really loves the stingrays!

Visited November 2011
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3 attraction reviews
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“Nice”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

Def worth the upgrade to the train ride and sting rays exhibit. We all Had a lovely morning - but would have enjoyed a play scape but the toddler set.

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Florida
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic Zoo!”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

The Jacksonville Zoo has constantly improved over the last 20 years. We used to take our kids when they were little and let them run ahead and tire themselves out. There's a train that cuts down on the walking if necessary and several places to eat within the park. The Jacksonville Zoo also participates in the reciprocal membership agreements with other zoos around the country, so if you belong in another city - check and see if the Jacksonville Zoo recognizes it. We've visited several other zoos on our Jacksonville membership and that helped to realize what a great zoo we have here.

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Florida
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65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great zoo”
Reviewed December 27, 2011

The price is great and so is the zoo. They seem to make it better and better.

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Lake City, Florida
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65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Really great zoo”
Reviewed December 23, 2011

The Jacksonville Zoo spent millions of dollars several years ago to renovate the zoo, which was old and not very nice. It is now absolutely beautiful, with lush landscaping. It has a lot of animals in naturalistic settings. You can feed the giraffes, the lorakeets, and sometimes other animals, They have a train, a merry-go-round, a splash zone for younger kids, a nice playground, and a couple of decent eating areas (it is a zoo, though, not a fine dining experience) I would absolutely recommend it for a great place to bring children, teenagers who love animals, or anyone who would enjoy seeing animals in a beautiful garden setting.

Visited April 2011
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