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“Best zoo in SE USA” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
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USD 54.99*
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Three great attractions, one great price with The Tampa TRIO
Ranked #10 of 193 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Tampa, Florida
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
“Best zoo in SE USA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

Have a day? This is a wonderful day trip. Try to be the first one in, when they open and run to the primates, they are very active in the mornings. Plenty of parking (even across the street)Fair pricing for this very large zoo. I love zoo's and it's up there with DC's National zoo (without the hills) and san Diego, Cincinatti and many others. (No, not better than the Bronx Zoo) Here, you can walk with kangaroos, ride a rhino or giraffe, enjoy a bird aviary, see birds of prey in flight, and watch manatee swim, pluis so much more. They pricing is slightly higher for a meal or refreshments for the area, but you're captive! Maybe bring a snack or water. If you go early to watch the monkeys, you'll go often, they are a riot. The Lowry has some very excellent events (special ticket purchase) done right, with headline entertainment at times. Good for a date or the family. This is a clean and fairly well laid out facility. Clean amenities, and decent shows with the animals. Fun and friendly staff, very helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Kid friendly. I am a Tampa native and take the grandkids at least 4 or 5 times a year. The kids LOVE going to the zoo.

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“Must see for kids.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

This is great! A tampa safari, would love to return. 

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“Worth the Trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Great place to spend a few hours! The animals always seem to be out and for the price its worth getting the yearly pass

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“A wonderful zoo!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

It's clean with healthy animals, wonderful walkways. It is so popular here in Tampa that sometimes you can't find a parking place. I love it!

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