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Busch Gardens Tampa

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Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
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+1 813-884-4386
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Busch Gardens Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of...

Busch Gardens Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with more than 12,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.

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Roller Coaster's are King

We really enjoyed Busch Gardens. It was my 2nd time but my kids' first time. We booked the Serengeti trip and it was a lot of fun. The place has a good assortment of roller... read more

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Kansas City, Kansas
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed Busch Gardens. It was my 2nd time but my kids' first time. We booked the Serengeti trip and it was a lot of fun. The place has a good assortment of roller coasters and my kids had a blast. We also went to Universal and Epcot, and I would say that Busch Gardens is a must for... More 

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Heartland Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Park employees are extremely courteous and helpful which added to our enjoyment. The food is quite good, and the all day food pass is a decent bargain. The shows were very enjoyable. If you are coming from Orlando, they offer free bus service to and from the park. This made it great not to have to worry about the traffic.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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Went here to see the animals. My kids enjoyed the train ride. One of the rides was not available because of the toranado warning.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Start with the negatives After been away for a couple of years two of my favourite rides have closed the dueling roller coaster and tidal wave. Very disappointing no reasons given by the park. Plus side no waiting at most rides when we went in April

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are annual season pass holders. The park never gets old. They are always adding new rides and attractions. It's always clean and good food and entertainment thru out the park. The children's area is great for small children and families. All the animals are well taken care of.

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Pennington,NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our second time to this park. This time we came with an 8 year old and a 12 year old. They both had a lot of fun. The Cheetah Run was a hit this time as was Cobra's Curse (though that one stops and confused us a bit). The animal show ? nighttime critters was enjoyed by the... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great experience but in July it is very hot and muggy for a guy from Alaska. An awesome time nonetheless!

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Thank Daniel O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This park has something for all ages. We enjoyed the animal exhibits, as well as the rides. The food is expensive, but probably in-line with most amusement parks.

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Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Again we are here for the annual Food and Wine Festival. Now you don't go here on an empty stomach because if you do, you will have spent about $50 each before you are done. The special entertainment has always been great and draws a very large crowd, especially for Lynyrd Skynyrd. My only comment is you need more tables... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family of five along with my in laws visited Bush Gardens for a day. We went to the park on a Tuesday April 11th. The park was very busy when we arrived at 10:30am. We bought general admission tickets. We got in line for The Cheetah Hunt and the wait sign displayed 35 minutes. After 50 minutes of waiting... More 

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