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Busch Gardens Tampa

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Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
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+1 813-884-4386
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Busch Gardens Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of...

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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Hot and Humid

A great experience but in July it is very hot and muggy for a guy from Alaska. An awesome time nonetheless!

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Daniel O
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Eagle River, Alaska
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Eagle River, Alaska
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great experience but in July it is very hot and muggy for a guy from Alaska. An awesome time nonetheless!

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27 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This park has something for all ages. We enjoyed the animal exhibits, as well as the rides. The food is expensive, but probably in-line with most amusement parks.

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Bradenton, Florida
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Again we are here for the annual Food and Wine Festival. Now you don't go here on an empty stomach because if you do, you will have spent about $50 each before you are done. The special entertainment has always been great and draws a very large crowd, especially for Lynyrd Skynyrd. My only comment is you need more tables... More 

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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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My family of five along with my in laws visited Bush Gardens for a day. We went to the park on a Tuesday April 11th. The park was very busy when we arrived at 10:30am. We bought general admission tickets. We got in line for The Cheetah Hunt and the wait sign displayed 35 minutes. After 50 minutes of waiting... More 

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Thank Jared L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been here with our two girls (6&9) on a Monday. No queues, max. waiting was 5 minutes. Park has rides for all ages. Don't buy the all you can eat packages. It's a ripoff. You can only eat at some restaurants and just selected foods.

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Epsom, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great park for those who enjoy rollercoasters. The food is much like any other park. There is a notable difference between the customer service compared to Disney parks but it is still a nice place to go.

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Harpswell, Maine
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Somehow I had it in my head that Busch Gardens was more of a well-rounded experience. I remembered walking around Sea World with a free beer and visiting the Clydesdales. I was envisioning the same at Busch Gardens Tampa. Apparently that's a relic of the past now. Busch Gardens Tampa is all about roller coasters and the animals are almost... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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Friendly clean family theme park. Feeding the giraffes from the back of a truck was outstanding. Many senior citizens working there and everyone was friendly. Ribs and chicken were smoked and great!!!

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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Nothing but a great time happens a Busch Gardens. This is a great family place. Animals are a great thing to look at. Along with fun rides!!! This is a great family friendly place!!!!

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Saucier, Mississippi, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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Busch Gardens can be compared to the Animal Kingdom on steroids. The park was easy to navigate, not a huge crowd, and the roller coasters put Disney and Universal to shame. The Busch Garden staff members are friendly and helpful. The animal exhibits and shows are amazing. The Busch Gardens app is somewhat helpful but needs work. The quick pay... More 

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