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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

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Address: 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
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+1 904-757-4463
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Description:

This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.

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JAX Zoo

Great small zoo. A lot of fun. Great picture taking operating opportunities. Great butterfly area and manatees. You can pet them

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
yds0066
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Maryville, Illinois
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Maryville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great small zoo. A lot of fun. Great picture taking operating opportunities. Great butterfly area and manatees. You can pet them

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to many zoos across the country and this is by far one of the very best! The animals much closer up to the viewer than even the Bronx Zoo. Clean and affordable.

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Brunswick, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went as as adult family of four. I was very fascinating, and each one of us are anxious to return.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I say this zoo is fairly nice. Not excellent. But it has gotten better within the last few years. Christmas and Halloween time is nice there. They have a nice set up of activities and entertainment during those holidays. It would feel more like a park if they had snack / drink stands in the long walkways throughout the park.... More 

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Destin, FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the animals and flora. The map LOOKS like a big loop....WRONG. There's a dead end by the Asian gardens. Old people don't need dat chit.

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Lady Lake, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went early February, and it was a beautiful day to walk around the zoo. We enjoyed the animals, especially the anteater, giraffes, and lions. The staff was knowledgeable and the park was landscaped nicely. We were there about 3 hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First I will say that we did enjoy the zoo. I remember visiting the Ringling Bros. Museum in Sarasota. If you wanted to ride all around the large property you just got on the "train" at any one of the stops. No fee. You already paid a fee to get in. After reading reviewers who suggested that you take the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family and I have been frequent visitors to the Zoo for the past 4 years and have annual passes. Its a nice get way from everything especially for the kids with a playground, waterpark, carousel and small 4D theater for them to be entertained for hours and hours. Not to mention they usually fall asleep by the time we... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful morning at the zoo. The animals appeared content, staff was friendly..a great way to get exercise and learn about and appreciate the animals

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great environment and great fun. Spent our first Anniversary there making great memories. We then went back with friends of ours for dinner and movie night. It was great.

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