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“Always evolving”

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
Ranked #5 of 146 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 23, 2013

Back in the early 80's the Jax zoo really sucked. To see it now and how it has constantly evolved is amazing. Always something new to see, there is construction going on now for a Tiger exhibit. The zoo has become a favorite place to take out of town visitors, and they always comment on what a great zoo it is. Cant go wrong with a day at the Jacksonville zoo.

Thank ronk1114
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

A nice small zoo with a variety of animals -- can be seen in just a few hours -- not someplace you'd spend an entire day, especially if you don't have kids. The paths were well maintained -- although the directional signs were a bit confusing (we did get turned around and almost "lost" at one point). On the whole, a great way to spend a nice morning or afternoon.

Thank Christine F
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is by far, one of the best zoos I've seen! I LOVE Jacksonville zoo...very impressive ! Great water park/play area for children of all ages..!

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Always a pleasure to see Gods creations first hand. The staff was very kind and helpful. Certain areas you have to pay additionally and should be told before purchase to enter zoo, but obviously they need the funds to maintain the zoo. Appears to be understaffed possibly due to budget cuts and the aroma can knock over Elephants! Over all great Animals .

Thank NavBlu
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

The kids loved it. They were able to feed the giraffes and see many of the animals up close and personal. I loved how the zoo is divided into continents and you can learn which animals live primarily in which continents. All of the plant life is labeled too which is a neat feature. There is so much to see and do in this zoo.

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