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Busch Gardens Tampa

#1 of 198 things to do in Tampa Features Animals
10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 813-884-4386
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Busch Gardens Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with more than 12,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 813-884-4386
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited busch gardens and it was loads of fun! We arrived at approx 11 am and left at approx 5 pm. Unfortunately it rained (as it typically does in fl during the summer.) Wait times were to be expected at about an hour per...More

1  Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Busch Gardens having already done Disney and Universal - definitely saved the best for last! It was only an hours drive from Kissemmee There were quite a few rides my wife and I didn't go on (simply because they looked too scary), but...More

1  Thank The_Wrens_4
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My first visit to Busch Gardens and I truly enjoyed it! The day was overcast with a little rain so the heat was bearable. The rides are amazing and the animals were out and interacting. I think this is a great attraction because you get...More

1  Thank Terri_1972
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved this amusement park! We did the safari too. We went the first week of April, during the middle of the week. There were no lines, and everything was in full swing! Both of my kids 14 & 15 were able to find something...More

1  Thank churppy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great time regardless of the rain and temporary suspensions of the rides. It did not rain all day and the rides did resume. My 15 year old son was able to ride almost all of the rollercoaster rides. After the Cheetah ride he'd...More

2  Thank Coils
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great time had by all but be aware of time of year when thunder and lighting is heading in the outside rides stop which does add time to your day and queues get longer.

1  Thank Pie361
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited today on our way from Orlando to Clearwater. It was fun to see the animals but the lines for the big rides were very long. My husband ended up buying quick queue passes for him and my son to use. If you are not...More

1  Thank Heather B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been to both Busch Gardens' and they both have positives and negatives which makes it hard to pick which park is the better one of the two. When it comes to having a nice number of animals to see while enjoying rides. The...More

1  Thank Scott A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This has always been my favorite theme park in all of Florida. Just seeing the animals is worth it to me. All of the rides are amazing, or at least the ones I can fit in(6'4 300lbs)! It bugs me that each ride doesn't have...More

1  Thank Jason H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Let me start by stating that while I realize Busch Gardens will state they are not responsible for items left in cars-what a disappointing end to a park visit. When you pay to park and paid the extra 6$ for premium parking you would expect...More

1  Thank Liz W
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Liz, We are certainly sorry to hear about how your experience ended during your visit to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Our parking facilities are gated in with parking and security attendants routinely monitoring the areas as the day goes. Our preferred parking location is...More

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Jeaneana G
27 July 2017|
Response from The_Wrens_4 | Reviewed this property |
Not so sure about the petting, but you will get interaction with animals such as elephants
Jeaneana G
27 July 2017|
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Response from nancyfloridarealtor | Reviewed this property |
In that case, I would recommend taking the train. It will take you throughout the park to visit most all the animals while the conductor narrates. It's roughly a 45min ride.
19 July 2017|
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Response from BuschGardensTPA | Property representative |
Hello, We do not currently offer a single day ticket discount for seniors. Our best admission offers can be viewed on our website.