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Busch Gardens Tampa

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Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
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+1 813-884-4386
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Busch Gardens Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of...

Busch Gardens Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with more than 12,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.

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I always loved Busch Gardens and see no reason why it would ever change. Some day I would like to go with my grandchildren and let them see the park through my eyes. It is an... read more

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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I always loved Busch Gardens and see no reason why it would ever change. Some day I would like to go with my grandchildren and let them see the park through my eyes. It is an amazing experience.

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Thank Robin I
Tampa, Florida, United States
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful grounds but the sesame Street area is very baby and small. My five year old was bored. The rollercoasters are really the main draw to the park and kind of overpower any garden or wilderness vibe. Probably not worth getting a passes if you dont like rollercoasters as these are pretty intense! Car limes to park were surprisingly long... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful place to take the kids. Had a wonderful time. If you go purchase the meal deal. It is well worth it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So disappointed. There were several rides down the day we went. The sky ride, the cheeta hunt coaster we went to right when they opened as well as later, the train stopped working when we were on it, waited 25 minutes and were 10 from boarding the flume water ride and at 2 pm they closed it down. The primate... More 

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Thank Deb R
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We traveled with kids aging from 5-12, and there was plenty of fun for each of them. The animal exibits are amazing! Roller coasters, water rides, shows, play areas (for the kids to run and play), animals, good food! There's so much to do for a great price.

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Maitland, Florida
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13 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

rides are great, interaction with animals is fun but seems it always rains when we are there which kills more then half of our day because we cant get on the rides when its raining. its a little over an hour drive and we pay for parking so that always sucks.

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Minto, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Outrageous prices!! Also, they falsely advertise their prices and mislead customers. Quick queue/fast passes were advertised as 20.99/person, but when we got there we were charged $50/person. Safari tickets were also more than advertised. Kids enjoyed the rides, but not worth what we paid. Will never go back!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great way to have some down time as a couple! Lots of laughs and enjoyed taking in the beautiful scenery and attractions that Busch Gardens has to offer!! Fun Pass Card is a must!!

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St. Marys, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved most of our visit. I was planning on purchasing the fast passes to avoid the lines, as they were advertised at $19.99 per person. But when I went to purchase them a couple days prior to our visit, the price was $80.00 per person. I get the seasonal upgrades and charges, but that is ridiculous! Besides having spent... More 

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of fun, buy a fun pass at Publix to go again and again..Love all the attractions and especially the elephants..Fun and not nearly as expensive or crazy busy as the attractions in Orlando. Love it

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