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“Great day even if on the cold side”

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.
Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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“Great day even if on the cold side”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

We recently visited this amazing zoo. The day was very cold, but the majority of the animals were out and about. Well maintained and well planned out. Our one year old grandson was in love with the animals. My favorite part were all the large cats. They are adding a big cat exhibit soon too!

Visited January 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“1/2 day of pure fun.....”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

Took a 3 year old who thought everything was GREAT. I do wish the train made stops along the way.....it goes from one end to the other and that's it. There is a great playground there, but save that for last or the kids will never want to leave it! I'm so glad it was such a nice day....went in Jan and temp was around 63-66. Perfect for walking around for several hours.

Visited January 2014
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St. Augustine, Florida
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“Perfect for spring or fall”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Ive been coming here for atleast 15 years now. Still a favorite, but not what it use to be. I give it 4 stars just for being a child hood memory, otherwise a 3. Fun for kids.

Visited November 2013
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Celebration, Florida
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“Great 1/2 day of Fun”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

This isn't a huge zoo. Which is great, because you can see it all in a few hours, and not miss out on anything. If you like zoos, go ahead and pick up a membership, you get discounts on some of the activities at the zoo, as well as, discounts to other zoos.

I wouldn't go in the peak of summer, but don't worry about going on a warm day. There are lots of inside exhibits as well.

Plan on spending a few extra dollars to feed the animals or ride the train. Super fun, especially if you have little ones.

Visited January 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Nice Family Outing - But Don't Go In Summer!”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

I've been to the zoo several times as a chaperone for kids. It's fun, but of course, overpriced. It's pretty decent for a zoo in that they are trying to give the animals more space, but it's still kind of heartbreaking watching these great beasts live out their lives confined by us. The trade off of more space is sometimes you don't see the animals...especially if it's really hot...they're off chilling somewhere like we should be.

Visited August 2013
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