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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

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1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5958
+1 813-935-8552
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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is home to more than 1300 animals and famous for having one of the most beautiful, tropical zoological settings in the world. The Zoo brings together animals and visitors to create unforgettable, natural connections. Guests get closer to wildlife than ever before by touching a giant tortoise, feeding a giraffe, getting nose-to-horn with an Indian rhino, hand-to-fin with slippery stingrays and more! Families can also splash in water play areas, feel thrills on rides and take in educational shows. Love manatees? The Zoo is the only place in Tampa where guests can see Florida manatees year round. At the David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Hospital, the Zoo’s veterinary and animal-care staff treat sick, injured and orphaned manatees, and return them to the wild after rehabilitation. The Zoo also cares for the most diverse group of Florida wildlife anywhere, and has won numerous awards for animal preservation.
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  • Average10%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5958
+1 813-935-8552
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The zoo itself is not huge like many of the zoos nationwide, however, this works to its advantage as the spaces are created in such a way where you do not feel as if everything is clustered together. Rather, each group of animals feel like...More

Thank McChi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was my 2nd visit to this zoo, great place to spend a day. The animals kept lovely and clean and all looked well kept. Staff around to answer any queries. Easily kept us their for the whole day.

Thank Linda V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our kids here for Veterans Day. It wasn't as crowded as I thought it would've have been considering many people were off work. The price is reasonable. The zoo is a decent size. I would advise you to bring your own stroller. A...More

Thank Yves J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Halloween weekend they had fake spider webs everywhere and characters dressed to amuse all the children. Very family friendly Halloween place. Lots of animals to see. A great zoo for all kids and adults.

Thank Patrick J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An older format zoo. That means you can get closer to the animals and their enclosures than you can with more new-trend zoos that have fewer animals with larger enclosures. We spent a couple hours at the zoo and that was enough. Baby orangutan was...More

Thank roadwarrior96
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hugh and wonderful zoo, one of the best i've seen in a long time, Wear compy shoes and drink plenty of water it gets hot out there I loved the turtles and elephants it also has a play area for the kids.

Thank Christine F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lowry Park Zoo does rescue work with manatees so it is fascinating to visit to just see them. It also has an amazing African elephant exhibit. In general it’s a great zoo for adults or kids.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day was too windy for fishing, so my wife and I headed for Lowry Park Zoo, hoping that it wouldn't be too crowded. We were able to get a close-in parking space and great discounts for the rest of the year. The park was...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lowry Park Zoo is a great way to spend the day as a family. There are lots of things to do for kids all ages.

Thank MAChivers
TampaLowryParkZoo, Manager at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted to hear you enjoy your visits to the Zoo! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Invited to join a private group hosting a reception here in the evening. It was lovely! Saw only a few animals and wanted to see more. Food was good, facilities handy, and loved the lighting. Need to come back during daylight hours and enjoy everything...More

Thank FreqTrav704
TampaLowryParkZoo, Manager at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words about the Zoo! We welcome your next visit!

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27 October 2017|
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Response from Sharon B | Reviewed this property |
The gorgeous parrot fly over and eagle show is scheduled and listed in the free brochures. Call the office.
Valerie S
7 July 2017|
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Response from kafrhit | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure
5 July 2017|
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Response from Dianne N | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are drinking stations at the park .And you can definitely bring water containers in however they ask that any bags remain out of the park .Sorry for taking longer than usual to answer .

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