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Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
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Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
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Nestled in a protected natural wetland, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens has animals from around the world including, rhinos, giraffes, leopards, monkeys, exotic birds, an Insect Zoo, and much more. Our Reptile House offers the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
3755 NW US Highway 17-92, at I-4, Sanford, FL 32747
+1 407-323-4450
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a must see for adults and children alike. It offers a little of everything and is a wonderful day for bonding and having fun as a family. They even have night time visits. Coming up is the Boo-Bash...More

Thank cyoung344474
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went by myself for many hours it has so many different animals they have monkeys and eagles and parrots

Thank Kenny H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was looking for an afternoon outing with our 1 year old grandson. A splash park was the goal, but having a zoo to go with it was a huge win! Not sure who had a better time, him or us! We were able to feed...More

Thank MrsSherpa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drove down from Kissimmee and bought tickets and was looking forward to spending the day at the zoo But what a let down Firstly i would not class this as a zoo No animals out and what few there where are keep in cages The...More

3  Thank fionam1502
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Most of the animals was sleeping when i was there better check everything before you go the weather was hot i was hoping i finish my visit so bad my kid was sleeping thought hhhhh anyways they have a playground outside and its nice for...More

Thank Hamany F
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Very nice zoo for the price. Seems to have some recently updated exhibits. Although some are old and need updating. Overall a good place to take the family for the day. Has splash area for the little ones.

Thank Billy W
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

My family and I spent the day here and had an amazing experience! The food was great, the park was beautiful, and all of the animals were gorgeous! We met and were able to interact with the rhinoceros named PJ, and fed the giraffes, llamas,...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is the type of zoo you visit when you live in the area and want to take your "little kids" to run off energy.. Very small and not what you would think of when you think of Central Florida Zoo...First off the pictures online...More

2  Thank shellydehart
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Utterly disappointed with this place. Reviews and photos online looked great, in reality the animals look miserable pacing up and down one side of each of their habitats, the water park was closed, the park shop was closed, the shop by the petting zoo was...More

1  Thank Sirai1
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We were annual pass holders before we moved away. We went at least 2x month. It is a great little get away for a half or so day spontaneous adventure. It isn't big by any means but it's very pleasant. The elephants were always our...More

2  Thank julieM3474MT
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15 September 2018|
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Response from KGovocek | Reviewed this property |
Very easy to get around! Mostly boardwalks very accessible
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17 July 2018|
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Response from Jennifermt73 | Reviewed this property |
There is a splash play area for kids...considering it being August. I'm not sure about having the B-day party close to that area? I'd suggest calling the zoo about that one. My son and I went to the zoo yesterday (Feb... More