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Busch Gardens Tampa

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Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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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First off, the only other theme park I have been to for comparison is WDW. And our local zoos were Baltimore and National Zoo. With that said, Busch Gardens is a nice day. You... read more

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I use to live in the Tampa area and would go to BG many times and it was fun. Now they still have the same rides and a few new ones but the sideshows are all missing. They have a few smaller shows like the Doo Wop, a pet show and a few animal presentations. The Animal area were missing... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First off, the only other theme park I have been to for comparison is WDW. And our local zoos were Baltimore and National Zoo. With that said, Busch Gardens is a nice day. You won't be able to see everything or ride all the rides, as the time is so short 10-6. Also, make sure to do your homework with... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 an excellent flying experience. I’ve loved Busch Gardens ever since the first time I went... More 

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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 - get there early and walk fast to the coasters in the rear of the... More 

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New Orleans, LA, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Tampa bay
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82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 child and the fun children rides were closed and what do you do with a... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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. The bad is there aren't as many rides, I think maybe because of the animals.... More 

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Lakeland, United States
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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florida
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Carrollton, Georgia
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46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 we were pleasantly surprised! This is a great theme park. Lots of wildlife to look... More 

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