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“Not just a zoo but a garden too!”

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
Ranked #2 of 175 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.
Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

This zoo is huge, well maintained, affordable and attractive! Friendly staff and happy animals. I always enjoys my visit!

Thank JBO1982
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

The kids really enjoyed this zoo. It is perfect size for little kids. Lots of shade for when it is hot.

Thank harrisGirl
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Coming from the West Coast I have a great variety of zoos to choose from. I always like to check zoos in other parts of the conurty when I visit. I turly enjoyed my day at the Zoo.

Thank LadyG H
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Make sure you see the giraffes, the gorillas, the elephants, the black panther, and the hippos. Definitely go in the enclosed area across from the black panther where birds and fish and other animals live, and you can walk around right with them. It's worth the money to pet the stingrays, but you want to have an extra change of clothes as kids will get wet. It's not worth the money to see the dinos, although good luck talking a kid out of seeing them! Also, I wouldn't bother with the train. It doesn't allow you to see anything that you can't see otherwise, and the narration is hard to hear/understand. Even when crowded, the Zoo is easy to navigate. The grounds are beautiful. It's a wonderful way to spend the day!

Thank angwetz
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is such a visitor friendly zoo. There are so many things to hand feed, from the unexpected manta rays to giraffes and lorikeets. The zoo can easily be enjoyed within one day. The gift shop has artwork done by their animals. Left there with a big smile on my face.

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