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Sarasota Jungle Gardens

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Address: 3701 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34234-5211
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An Old Florida attraction since 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens allows...

An Old Florida attraction since 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens allows visitors to experience things you won't find anywhere else. Feed free-roaming flamingos, watch parrots ride bicycles, catch lemurs at play, stare down a vulture, or pet a skunk. Be sure to visit the Flamingo Cafe for a refreshing lunch or snack. Enjoy one or more of our acclaimed animal shows. Annual events include Holiday Lights, select nights in December, and Jungle Trails and Bunny Tails, every year on Good Friday.

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Small little jungle

First time here, great for kids. There is a trail leads to every little animals and very shady due to lots of trees. Friendly staff and clean garden too. Recommended.

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4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
William C
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Sarasota, Florida
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73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited with 4 year old grandaughter. She was more interested in the playground than most of the birds and other animals. Pretty neat to feed the flamingos but admission price is very costly for 4 of us, considering this is not a big attraction .

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Thank Art G
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was expecting more so I was a little disappointed. but the personal is very friendly and passionate for animals.

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Thank Valsinorb K
Sarasota FL
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Children of all ages will enjoy getting up close and personal to quite a variety of exotic animals that make their home Sarasota's Jungle Gardens. Most of the exotic animals at SJG were once family pets! They have been rescued by the Garden and now thrive in this environment with more of their own. If you have been considering an... More 

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Millsboro, Delaware
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a hidden gem!!! We found an ad for it in the Siesta Key booklet. It advertised feeding flamingos!!! You can get right up to them and they will eat right out of your hand! Be sure to buy a bag or two and they will even eat out of the bag!!

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Thank joienan
SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

We are so thrilled you found us! Thank you for the 5 star review and great feedback. Handing feeding the Flamingos are definitely one of the favorite attractions here at Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Thanks again! More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my grandparents here but the cobblestone paths were too uneven and rough for them to use their walker and wheelchair on. We had to leave before we got to enjoy the place. The manager was excellent and understood and refunded us our entrance with no questions asked. From what I saw of the place it was a small... More 

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Thank summer_rain0802
SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear that our brick-paved trails were to bumpy for your guests with a walker and a wheelchair. We hope you will give us another chance to entertain you and your guests at the Gardens. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time enjoying Jungle Gardens' annual Christmas lights display. It really exceeded my expectations! There were tons of lights and lots of secluded paths to check out. There were also lots of activities for kids. I would definitely recommend checking this out next Christmas! The animals aren't out/active at night, but the lights are well-worth the visit.

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Thank Megan H
SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Megan! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and your wonderful feedback! We are happy you enjoyed the Holiday Lights Spectacular event! Thanks again! More 

NYC
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Jungle Gardens in the evening for the special Christmas lights event -(we did not attend during the day during regular hours) During the holidays in December they re-open from 6-9pm They string lights along the trails, there are light up decorations with animals (cute but not amazing) Entertainment: There was a DJ playing music throughout the park,... More 

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Thank Diana P
SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Diana, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for us on Trip Advisor. We are glad you found Sarasota Jungle Gardens a fun place to spend a few hours during the Holidays. We will address your “customer care” concerns with our admissions staff. We strive to deliver unmatched customer service and we clearly did not deliver on this... More 

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35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here, great for kids. There is a trail leads to every little animals and very shady due to lots of trees. Friendly staff and clean garden too. Recommended.

Review collected in partnership with Windows 10 app

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Thank William C
SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4 star review! We are happy you enjoyed the trails, animals and our friendly staff! Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. More 

China, Maine
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a few hours to kill in Sarasota, so we decided to visit the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. This is a small zoo with small animals and birds. We went to experience what it would be like to feed flamingos. The grounds are landscaped nicely. We ate at the Flamingo Cafe. I had a quesadilla which was good, and the... More 

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Thank jacobycoby
SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We want to ensure you that your comments about the Café are being addressed in terms of speed of service. Thanks again for the 4 star review. More 

Florida
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we pulled into the parking lot, we figured we'd be done in less than an hour. Over three hours later we had enjoyed a great morning and couldn't believe we had bypassed this hidden gem in the middle of the city for so long. The flamingos were a real treat and we fed many of them from our hands.... More 

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Thank FloridaBeachbabe
SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Fantastic! We are pleased that you stopped by! Thank you for the great review. Come back and hand feed the flamingos again soon. :) More 

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