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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

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Address: 1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
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+1 813-935-8552
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features more than 1,300 amazing animals on 56 acres...

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features more than 1,300 amazing animals on 56 acres of natural habitats. Guests will find many interactive exhibits and opportunities to get closer to wildlife -- feed a giraffe, hold a lorikeet, touch a stingray and more. The Zoo's Manatee and Aquatic Center expands the traditional boundaries of a zoo, focusing efforts on critical care for injured, sick and orphaned wild manatees. Also at the zoo: splash ground water play areas, wild rides, educational shows and cafes.

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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Admission

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Great zoo!

I really enjoyed my day at this zoo. There were many animals to see and they were easy to see. I plan to return soon with my grandchildren.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Coldwater, Michigan
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Coldwater, Michigan
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my day at this zoo. There were many animals to see and they were easy to see. I plan to return soon with my grandchildren.

Thank tyedye49036
Stevens Point Wisconsin
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked through the zoo and visited for about 2 hours. Some of the zoo was closed down and had no animals but all in all it still was a nice zoo to visit.

Thank Tiffanyann
Oswego, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with kids ages 8, 3, 3, 7 months 5 adults and had a great time. There are exhibits like the wallabies you can go right in and see them inches away. Great for kids young and old. I recommend taking the tram tour you see and hear a lot about the animals, then you can walk to you... More 

Thank Robert M
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved this zoo so much that I decided to get the pass membership two years on a row! It's such a great place to go walk around. It's clean and well kept. Newer kids rides have been added which along with the petting zoo (mainly goats) and the splash pad area make it a favorite spot for families with... More 

Thank Michela B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Both of my grandchildren go to the excellent school on site of this amazing Zoo! We all have season passes, and go as often as we can! Everything is hands-on, especially for the young crowd, and weather in Tampa usually makes for a pleasant day---even in the summer heat. Good-Clean-FUN for the whole family!

Thank Gary F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love zoo's and Lowry is no exception. While it's smaller than other zoo's I've visited, it's still enjoyable. Be sure to bring swimsuits for the kids if the weather's right. They have a large water area and the kids really enjoy it.

Thank familyfun05
Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The zoo and the animals were delightful. The park is laid out well, but the Manatees were not available when we were there. There were plenty of other animals to see, however. The zoo was/is designed for every age group. The only negative is that the cooking oil they use to make pop corn, etc, made both my husband and... More 

Thank Linda L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Let's face it, every mid to large city has a zoo. Most find it necessary for their family fun portfolio of tourist attractions. What Tampa and the state of Florida forgot is that some family fun attractions need to be is affordable. I don't mind paying to see a zoo, I realize they are capital intensive and figure it is... More 

Thank Allen T
Sumter, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect for a four year old. We decided to skip annual Disney passes this year and go with the Tampa Lowry Park Zoo, MOSI, and a few other local offerings. We hadn't been to the zoo in several years. I was a little disappointed in that it seemed a bit run down, not awful, but like they haven't really improved... More 

Thank Carolynne F
Valrico, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to many zoos all over the country and grew up going to Brookfield Zoo, so it is hard to compare Lowry Park Zoo. Is it the best zoo I've ever been to? Certainly not, but it does have some things going for it. Pros: - Great size for little ones - All rides are included with ticket... More 

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