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Busch Gardens Tampa

#1 of 196 things to do in Tampa Features Animals
10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 813-884-4386
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 813-884-4386
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Reviewed yesterday

My favorite of these parks is, drum roll please, Busch Gardens because it has Montu! Montu is a fun filled ride with loops, corkscrews, and sudden drops. Also, I love Bush Gardens because it has Sheikra. Sheikra is a red ride with loops, turns, and...More

Thank ambernajjar
Reviewed yesterday

Great place to reconnect with the family. Some of the coasters go big so be prepared for thrills. There is a good amount to see if you are not into the thrill rides. Lots of nature and animals. The whole family enjoyed the park. Tip...More

Thank w k
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are a plethora of things to do at Busch Gardens. The waterpark, zoo, and amusement park are fantastic.

Thank Toni M
Reviewed 3 days ago

the place is fun if you 48 inches and up but as an adult i found it to be dates and expensive. staff is friendly and nice through out the park, but the place is old looking and they sold us a ticket for a...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are plenty of reasons to love this park. Very clean, has a ton of animals, the prices aren't overly outrageous. You get to feed Kangaroos, there are a ton of animals to look at both from the train and just walking around. Very cool....More

Thank barry88
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have always liked Busch Gardens, good mix of rides,attractions, shows food is good, lots of shaded paths

Thank toddmQ5710XI
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wear comfortable shoes and try to have breakfast before you go , food is very expensive.Try to go on a cool day because it gets very hot.

Thank gotthetime2
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have annual passes in the form of Platinum Pass. It allows us to visit Busch Gardens and SeaWorld and Adventure Island and Aquatica and gives us discounts for Discovery Cove. Well worth the money. This is our first time going to Busch Gardens and...More

Thank greggowens
Reviewed 3 days ago

One year ago we got married at Discovery Cove Orlando, so we decided to continue the animal theme and venture out to Busch Gardens Tampa for our anniversary. We had the best day imaginable! Out tour guide Alison Hughes contacted us in advance to check...More

Thank svoss75
Reviewed 3 days ago

An average safari park. Not as many animals as I hoped. We enjoyed the train ride. We probably did not get as much out of the park as we do not enjoy the rides. We are too old! $124 is far too expensive for one...More

Thank sunlover55scotland
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Lisa M
How long are the average coaster line-ups? We are debating getting the fast pass option - or not. In 90+ degree heat it might be hard to stand for long outside in the heat. How much does the pass cut down on wait times? Lisa
28 April 2017|
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Response from BuschGardensTPA | Property representative |
Hi Lisa! The answer will vary depending on many factors. The date of your visit, weather, or events at the park could effect the ride wait times. You may wait until your arrival at the park to purchase your Quick Queue so... More
Gerard D
We're planning on visiting busche for a day when we go to Florida in August, we have an eight year old wanna be vet in the family which of the animal encounters do you recommend
28 April 2017|
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Response from BuschGardensTPA | Property representative |
Hi Gerard! We would highly recommend the Animal Care Center Tour as this geared to animal care and shows the every day activities of our Veterinarians.
Lesley H
in the water park can you hire towels
23 April 2017|
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Response from BuschGardensTPA | Property representative |
Hi Lesley! The water park is located at Adventure Island. We do feature splash pads in our children's areas to cool off. Our gift shops to sell towels.