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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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Best Coaster Park in the South, Enthusiasts Won't Be Disappointed

Busch Gardens Africa was the first major theme park to open in Florida back in 1954. Over time their amount of attraction grew into the South's best park for thrill-seekers. You... read more

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northern ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Busch gardens as a family of four. We enjoyed seeing the animals and taking the train around the park. What really annoyed me was the attitude of the staff in the fast food restaurants and on the rides. Whenever I am forced to buy disgusting overpriced food it would be nice to be served with a pretend smile.... More 

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1 Thank annNorthernIreland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Busch Gardens Africa was the first major theme park to open in Florida back in 1954. Over time their amount of attraction grew into the South's best park for thrill-seekers. You first arrive at a massive parking lot and take a tram underneath the road to the front gate. One particularly cool idea is the had stilt-walkers dressed in native... More 

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1 Thank Coaster C
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fantastic place to visit, all the animals are really well cared for, have the right surroundings & plenty of space. My 12 month old granddaughter was excited to see the animals and really enjoyed the experience, I too really enjoyed it and would love to go back, keep up the good work.

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1 Thank Esther M
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16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like roller-coasters, this is definitely a MUST-DO!! Our favorite is the Cheetah, but we also love the Sheikra! Not as packed as the Orlando area theme parks.

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1 Thank Christina3737
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this review

Hello Christina, thank you for taking the time to visit us! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our roller coasters such as SheiKra, Cheetah Hunt, and much more! We hope to host you again soon. More 

Palm Harbor
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21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the family here. Its great for everyone. Kids loved the animals. Wish i was kid free and i would have done the rollercoasters. Maybe next time. Lol. I recommend this place for everyone.

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2 Thank Les K
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this review

Hello Les, thank you for reviewing Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! We hope your visit was just as enriching as it was entertaining. We look forward to hosting you again soon! More 

Chicago
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful property so much to see & do. It is expensive but there are deals out there. I recommend going in early and getting the dining package. The kids enjoyed the rides. Our favorite part was the Serengeti Outpost Safari Tour (fed the Giraffes too) worth it! Our kids loved it 20, 17 & 15 years old. Great rides, shops,... More 

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2 Thank romanticatheart713
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to visit us! We are pleased to hear your children enjoyed our attractions. We sincerely hope you enjoyed the Serengeti Safari tour. We're happy to offer attractions for guests of all ages. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future. More 

Warsaw, Indiana
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143 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had short wait times of 15 minutes or less on all rides. We bought an all-day meal ticket, so our food and drink was taken care of. Lots of animals to see and roller coasters to go on. Got absolutely soaked on the rapids ride!

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2 Thank Charles R
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this review

Hello Charles, thank you for reviewing Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our animals, award winning attractions, and diverse culinary options throughout the day. We hope to see you soon! More 

UK
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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to Busch many times and each time the rides get better. The introduction of the new Cheetah Hunt was great. The only down side is my middle son is 10 years old and is not brace enough to go on the bigger rides and too old for Sesame Street activity area. We did feed the giraffes which is... More 

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1 Thank Olivia47
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this review

Hello Olivia, thank you for continuing to visit us over the years. We hope your visit was just as enriching as it was entertaining. We look forward to hosting you again soon! More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My 8-year-old daughter & I had a blast! We had never been to Busch Gardens before but we'll be back! Icelandic show was awesome & the climbing/activity course was our favorite! Beautiful day, not crowded at all, good food (but kinda slow), and we were there from open until almost close! Loved all of the animals. Liked it better than... More 

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BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for visiting our park and leaving feedback about your experience. We aim to create enriching and entertaining memories that are truly unforgettable. We're happy to hear our efforts were successful during your visit. We look forward to hosting you again soon. More 

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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176 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While coming down to Florida for a winter break I decided to take my Wife and Daughter here. I have been to all the parks in Orlando but never tried this one so I have knowledge of all the parks now. The park was very clean and upon entering like all parks you have to go through security check point... More 

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2 Thank John C
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this review

Hello John, thank you for reviewing Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! The cleanliness of our park is one of our top priorities and thank you for your comments. We are overjoyed to hear that your family enjoyed Sesame Street Safari of Fun. We hope to host you again soon! More 

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