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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

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370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218-5770
+1 904-757-4463
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A nice zoo to visit with plenty to see and do.

My wife and I took our grand kids to the zoo and they had a great time as well as ourselves. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TBRD113
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Pennsylvania
Must Visit Destination near Jacksonville

We lived in South Georgia and came to the Jax Zoo as a child. It was cool then, mostly because of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Z4571HVdavidt
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Jacksonville, United States
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This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (182 reviews)
“tiger exhibit” (127 reviews)
“stingray bay” (63 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218-5770
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+1 904-757-4463
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I took our grand kids to the zoo and they had a great time as well as ourselves. The zoo has all the usual zoo animals but not to the extent as some other nationally known zoo's. They have a merry-go-round and...More

Thank TBRD113
Reviewed 4 days ago

We lived in South Georgia and came to the Jax Zoo as a child. It was cool then, mostly because of seeing the Animals, but mainly because if meant dedicated Family time with a common interest. I had not been to the Jax Zoo in...More

Thank Z4571HVdavidt
Reviewed 5 days ago

The JAX Zoo is a super place to see exotic animals and birds, etc great gardens also, and at the right time of year, butterflies the day I went, the Tigers were quite active. especially one female who was 'capturing' a giant pumpkin. my friends...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a great time enjoying animals, ffeeding the giraffes, seeing a 4-D movie, the petting zoo, and the playgroud.

Thank marylehe
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Jacksonville Zoo is a great place to visit, with or without kids. The layout is easy to cover in an afternoon. The train provides a great way to see the animals or to go between different areas of the park. The Tiger exhibit has...More

Thank iambigjohn
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are ever in the Jacksonville area, make this one of your stops! It is very close to the Cruise Terminal. There are some animals that look like they'd be happier with some company but I don't know anything about zoology so I have...More

Thank NancyHoe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Enjoyed all the animals there was to see. We took a ride on the train and was very nice to hear a little about the zoo and animals while riding (train cost is $2 per person.) Both of my son's enjoyed feeding the giraffes...More

Thank Carmen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised how nice this zoo is. I did not think Jacksonville would have a zoo comparable to NYC. The zoo is smaller but very enjoyable.

Thank George S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice zoo! One of the best in USA! Always improving on exhibits and attractions. Good discounts for veterans and seniors.

Thank Renato S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful day of enjoyment walking around the zoo seeing all of the animals. Train ride is fun seeing the back side of the animal enclosures.

Thank Northfloridamom
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jenabobena35
29 June 2017|
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Response from Anubis R | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have a splash pad
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Diana P
20 May 2017|
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Response from Jonathan B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with everyone...for the most part there is little no zero wait time to purchase tickets. If you are going to upgrade and get season passes (worked out VERY well for my family) it takes about 15 minutes to do all the... More
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Milinda_Georgia
6 May 2017|
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Response from Tom P | Reviewed this property |
We've been on a day with no crowds and saw 'everything' in 4 hours. We have a tendency to stop at exhibits and observe for a few minutes instead of just blowing past with a cursory look. If there are large crowds or field... More
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