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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

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Address: 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218-5770
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+1 904-757-4463
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
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This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.

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Great zoo

We have been members since 1991 when my was born and have marvelled at the progress and expansion ever since. The habitats keep getting more natural and spacious so the animals... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been members since 1991 when my was born and have marvelled at the progress and expansion ever since. The habitats keep getting more natural and spacious so the animals are not just caged. The numerous special events are fantastic and lots of fun. Be sure to see the new tiger exhibit and the manatee recovery center. The horticulture... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jacksonville Zoo is the perfect size zoo. You can see the entire zoo in a day; maybe an afternoon. Be prepared to walk. It is easy to get to off I-95; is well maintained; has a good variety of animals and exhibits. Due to the geographic location, it is very hot and humid in the summer. There are misters along... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We absolutely love visiting the Jacksonville Zoo. There are tons of animal exhibits that you can get up close to. Riding the carousel & train are always a must as well as feeding the stingrays, the giraffes, & giving nectar to the Lorikeets. The gardens are very pretty as well. The zoo has a nice children's play area & waterpark.... More 

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Pembroke, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to go for family fun. My family Really enjoyed our visit! It's clean, staff was really nice an knowledgeable. Just had a fun filled great experience!

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Thank legna40
Jacksonville
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although this isn't one of the biggest zoos around, it is one of my favorites. The layout makes it easy to walk, there's plenty of places to take a break from the heat and some fun hands-on areas. My husband and I often go there without kids or grandkids just to walk and enjoy the beautiful landscaping and river views.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to spend a Saturday afternoon. The only draw back was the smoke and falling ash from the wildfires.

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Roscoe, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was on my way to the airport with a couple of hours to kill, so I found this zoo and decided to give it a whirl. So glad I did! The animals were all outside since it's Florida and it's hot, so I was able to see them in action. Definitely worth the visit if you're in town or... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every employee was kind and knowledgeable. They keep the place spotless. The drinks have no lids or straws for the protection of the animals. :-)

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I took our two small children to the zoo and we had such a great time. It closes rather early and we arrived with only 2 hours before it closed. But honestly that was the perfect amount of time needed to see everything that they had to offer. It was clean and the staff was very friendly.... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Zoo. Lots of interesting animals. Very walkable. Good mix of exhibits. Great for kids and adults too. Plan to spend at least four hours.

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