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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

#8 of 196 things to do in Tampa Features Animals
1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5958
+1 813-935-8552
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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Admission
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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is home to more than 1300 animals and famous for having one of the most beautiful, tropical zoological settings in the world. The Zoo brings together animals and visitors to create unforgettable, natural connections. Guests get closer to wildlife than ever before by touching a giant tortoise, feeding a giraffe, getting nose-to-horn with an Indian rhino, hand-to-fin with slippery stingrays and more! Families can also splash in water play areas, feel thrills on rides and take in educational shows. Love manatees? The Zoo is the only place in Tampa where guests can see Florida manatees year round. At the David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Hospital, the Zoo’s veterinary and animal-care staff treat sick, injured and orphaned manatees, and return them to the wild after rehabilitation. The Zoo also cares for the most diverse group of Florida wildlife anywhere, and has won numerous awards for animal preservation.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5958
+1 813-935-8552
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We love this zoo. It is easy to navigate, the exhibits are very nicely done and the smallish size is wonderful. Will return next time we are in the area

Thank beachlivin2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful layout and landscaping! Clean enclosures and exhibits. Knowledgable and friendly staff located all over the park! I would definitely go back!

Thank Jeannette W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lowry Park is a wonderful and exciting place to go for a day of amazing animals with your young children, A couple that loves to walk on very nice boardwalks leisurely together while throwing out turtle food and gazing upon beautiful creatures, An elderly couple...More

Thank maryjanepomorgan
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved this place so much we went there 2 days in a row and still did not manage to see everything. In all my travels, I have never seen a more brilliant idea than combining a zoo with a splash park and with rides....More

Thank Fabiana79
Reviewed 4 days ago

This zoo is stunning! I love the Florida wildlife area and all the Florida landscaping. I really recommend this zoo to any visitor, especially nature lovers, for an authentic look at Florida. My absolute favorite part are the manatees at the manatee hospital. We had...More

Thank Julie3679
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lowry Park has gone from a small local amusement park to a well known state zoo, which is located right off I-275 at the Sligh Ave. exit in Tampa. Get there early as the parking lot fills up fast. When we went in February they...More

Thank A H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wanted to take the kids out for Spring Break and I let them choose. The voted for the Lowry Park Zoo. I paid for the extra behind he scenes tour and the kids loved it. From the Manatee hospital to the up close tour of...More

Thank Ray3966
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've lived in Tampa for 20 years now and still enjoy going back to visit Lowry Park at least a couple times a year, especially around Christmas. They have a wonderful display during the holidays. The zoo is very accessible. It's well maintained and easy...More

Thank Tiff68
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Yes, families with infants in strollers are plentiful here. But don't let that fool you. There are some terrific exhibits here that make this more than just an average municipal zoo. It's actually a great alternative to Busch Gardens if you aren't into the thrill...More

Thank Poogan2000
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great zoo. I love the different areas featuring different continents. The Africa exhibit where you can feed to giraffes and their level was fun to watch. Kids loved it. I also took the river tour and saw a huge school of small...More

Thank mdfloyd322
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Victoria E
How much time should we allot for a visit to the zoo? It will be 2 adults and an 11 year old.
2 April 2017|
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Response from Russell H | Reviewed this property |
I would plan 4 hours and really enjoy as many of the scheduled shows as possible. Grab a bite to eat while there so hunger wont drive you away early. Parking is free & easy with a minor walk compared to other parks... More
In August 2017 we are bringing house guests to the Tampa Zoo for a one day visit. What are the attractions/areas of the zoo which would be on a "do not miss" list for a party of four adults? What restaurants would you recommend within the zoo which our guests, who are native Parisians, would enjoy?
1 April 2017|
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Response from Roy H | Reviewed this property |
I was there two weeks ago. the best restaurant in the zoo is Reilly's Reserve in the Eurasia section of the zoo. you might want to call the zoo as it had a sign saying it was closed for a private function. bit it looked... More
Collette M
can i rent a wheelchair for my father in law?
14 March 2017|
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Response from katherinesI9996NJ | Reviewed this property |
Yes at entrance. Also, electric scooters. They're on a first come basis so plan on going early. We reserved a chair, left it with them and took the back zoo (stage) tour. Very very worth the money and time. About 1... More