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Sarasota Jungle Gardens

#20 of 144 things to do in Sarasota Features Animals
3701 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34234-5211
+1 941-355-5305
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A small zoo but interesting

A very small zoo that doesn't take much time to view. The staff does a great job and are very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
oklahomabiologist
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Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Great spectacle

Plenty to see, plenty to do. This is the second time we have visited & we will be coming back... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Darren H
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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An Old Florida attraction since 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens allows visitors to experience things you won't find anywhere else. Feed free-roaming flamingos, watch parrots ride bicycles, catch lemurs at play, stare down a vulture, or pet a skunk. Be sure to visit the Flamingo Cafe for a refreshing lunch or snack. Enjoy one or more of our acclaimed animal shows. Annual events include Holiday Lights, select nights in December, and Jungle Trails and Bunny Tails, every year on Good Friday.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“bird shows” (27 reviews)
“exotic birds” (36 reviews)
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3701 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34234-5211
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+1 941-355-5305
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Reviewed yesterday

A very small zoo that doesn't take much time to view. The staff does a great job and are very informative. The grounds are extremely nice as the walkways are lined with trees and vegetation which helps keep it shaded. Geared more towards younger kids....More

Thank oklahomabiologist
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Plenty to see, plenty to do. This is the second time we have visited & we will be coming back. Great for the kids and adults alike. Live shows & you get to meet various animals in person. It is worth it if you are...More

Thank Darren H
SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the nice review Darren. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Outstanding place to take young and middle ages kids. Lots of fun with the animals in cages and free. Especially wonderful at Easter with their egg hunt.

Thank Pete A
SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Pete, Thanks for the 5 star review. Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The kids can feed the huge flock of flamingos by hand. It's a terriffic way to spend an afternoon with the kids. Parrot and bird shows and explanations by docents about the different animals. The kid's will be entranced!

Thank ljaphe
SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the great review. It's great to hear you and your family enjoyed your time at Sarasota Jungle Gardens.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with wife, daughter and 3 year old grandson. We got there at ten just as it opened. Quickly bought tickets and went right in. There are winding trails to follow very pretty. Many different animals along the trails. You have to opportunity to feed...More

Thank Kevin Q
SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kevin, Thanks for the great review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great day out for our family of 5 ranging from 10 to 69years old. Feeding the flamingos was a favorite for everyone!

Thank Jmbryant80
SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's definitely fun for all ages! We are happy to hear you enjoyed feeding the flamingos. Thanks for the nice review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stay home.. this place was such an expensive disappointment kids 7 and 11 not thrilled in the least..More

Thank ljdcom
SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ldjcom, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit. We hope you attended our animal shows and had the opportunity to feed the free roaming flamingos. These are always big attractions for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What people don't seem to understand, at least the people who gave this place 1 star, is that it is a small, non-government funded operation that is not designed to be a zoo. Jungle Gardens is a wonderful place filled with birds, trees, butterflies, and...More

Thank Jack L
SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jack, we read and appreciated every word of your review. Thank you for taking the time to write it. We are happy to hear that you saw the passion our employees have for our animals. We do take great pride in our animals, reptiles...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a 7 Year Old who seemed to enjoy it. However, from a paying adult perspective and having been to many animal attractions in the last few years this one is quite lacking. Shows are good but animal enclosures are small and unimaginative. Not...More

Thank Jane J
SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jane, It's good to hear the 7 year old you visited the park with had a good time. The animal shows are always a big hit with our guests. We have been open to the public since 1939. We are always in the process of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really an awful attraction. Over Priced and the food was horrible. The only thing we enjoyed was the Pink Flamingos and leaving.More

Thank Raymond S
SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Raymond, Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. It's good to hear you enjoyed the flamingos. They are really a landmark attraction for us at the park. You didn't mention to you attended any of our animal shows. Those are always enjoyed by...More

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bunnybode
5 April 2017|
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Response from SarasotaJungleGarden | Property representative |
We offer discounts for parties of 10 or more. The discounted rate for adults is $14.99 and children over 3 are $9.99. The only requirement is that all admissions needs to be paid by one guest.
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