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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

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Address: 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
Phone Number: +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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Jacksonville Zoo never disappoints! Great family time too at the zoo!

Our family has been coming to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for seventeen years. We have had annual passes for some of those years, which I highly recommend. The zoo offers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 January 2016
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Our family has been coming to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for seventeen years. We have had annual passes for some of those years, which I highly recommend. The zoo offers great family time, as you walk around an absolutely beautiful setting discovering new animals every time! The zoo is famous for creating the natural habitat each animal is most... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

This zoo is beautiful. lots of animals and attractions for the whole family, small water play area for the kids, good prices and great staff

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Thank 38900528
Savannah, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

I really loved this zoo. It is kid and adult friendly. Everytime I have gone, it has always been clean and the animals well taken care of.

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Thank Jessica O
Jacksonville, Florida
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

I enjpy the visit to the zoo. the tiger are a must see atraction. In february 14 the zoo is really cheap. By 2 ticket for the price of one.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

I really enjoyed visiting this zoo and seeing all the different gardens and animals. Worth taking the train ride, and they even have a pressed penny machine :)

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Delray Beach, Florida
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Many animals and well maintained Staff are knowledgeable and friendly staff. Park is well maintained and clean. Great place to go for 2 to 3 hours!

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Thank Dave B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

My family and I love the Jax Zoo. There are plenty of exhibits and the zoo has a very nice layout. We enjoy the seasonal attractions such as the Christmas light nights and the Halloween celebration. We visit multiple times per year and always have a great time.

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Yulee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

A fun, affordable zoo experience. There were many animals that intrigued my family, and the plaques in front of the exhibits were very informing. There is also a 4D ride, a carousel, special holiday events, and a summer camp available at this zoo. Five stars for sure!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

My wife, her sister, brother-in-law, and I enjoyed a fun day at the zoo. We are in our early/mid-20s and enjoyed it. It is a large zoo with a wide variety of animals. We bought the value tickets ($25 for an adult), which includes sting ray petting, giraffe feeding, riding the train, and the carousel. The zoo exhibits are arranged... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

This is a TERRIFIC day trip! The zoo is well designed with a wide variety of animals on exhibit. You can bring your own food or purchase lunches on site, and there are a number of exhibits and special activities available in addition to the animals on display. Movies and kids play/splash areas will make the trip easier for those... More 

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