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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great way to celebrate 5th birthday of my grandson

We purchased our annual passes for our adult children for Christmas and decided for all of us to go... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
aggsys
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Not huge. But a great zoo.

Have annual membership. Go once a month. Love the giraffes and tigers and the new monkey and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
renzc23
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St. Augustine, Florida
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This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.
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370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218-5770
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+1 904-757-4463
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We purchased our annual passes for our adult children for Christmas and decided for all of us to go to the zoo to celebrate my grandson’s 5th birthday. We were glad to see all the best of the park still remain and there have many...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank aggsys
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Zoo is clean & decent sized for an afternoon. We enjoyed the ‘main path’ with the loops to see each section... However, the ‘main path’ doesn’t make a complete loop!!!! When you get to the end, you have to turn around & walk the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 212nikki
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have annual membership. Go once a month. Love the giraffes and tigers and the new monkey and primate exhibit is great.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank renzc23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was absolutely stunning from the beautiful gardens to all the animals. I could walk around this place all day. There's so many options of things to do so there's a playground and a splash park for the kids all the way to a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank danielmT4643BS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our visit to this zoo! The animals were active and the layout of the animal enclosures was so nice and spacious and looked like they were in the wild! There was also a nice train ride thru the zoo but we did not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank theKnottravelers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every visit we have had a wonderful time. Clean, beautifully manicured, and seeing animals up close! Nice walking, some shade, places to sit and enjoy wild life. Would recommend for humans of all ages! You get to pet the sting rays, and feed the giraffe...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 605magsb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The animals were very active and appear to be happy in their habitats. The staff were all so friendly and knowledgeable. We felt like we were on our own personal tour of the world!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ProFOODity
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with our son, his wife and our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter. I'm not a huge fan af keeping animals in captivity, and on a colder, rainy day such as the day we visited, this was the perfect example as to why. For...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pwncess
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having lived in Jacksonville all my life. I remember what the zoo was like. Now this is a zoo we can be proud of. It rivals other any other we have been to. The transformation is unbelievable. Take time to visit this jewel. As with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank markvause13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very well maintained zoo with excellent variety of animals, very well maintained and pleasure to visit with good accomodations

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank susan r
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Joy V
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Response from KLfoodfun | Reviewed this property |
My thought is that most of the adults will be shopping and not at the zoo.
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myeyeisonyou
16 October 2018|
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Response from Patty S | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I that was only valid August 7th
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Linda V
15 September 2018|
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Response from Amanda H | Reviewed this property |
If you have a wheelchair they will allow it but I do not think they have any motorized ones there.
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