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Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
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+1 888-800-5447
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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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Great experience!

Had a great time with the family. Rides for everyone and wait times were reasonable. More food options than at other parks. Loved 'Meet the keeper" , met a 16-yr-old flamingo... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a great time with the family. Rides for everyone and wait times were reasonable. More food options than at other parks. Loved 'Meet the keeper" , met a 16-yr-old flamingo named shadow who walked with us and his keeper! Don't get that at Universal!

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Moncton, Canada
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50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this park while spending a few days in Tampa prior to do a cruise out of Tampa. Stayed at the Baymont Inn and Suites which is basically walking distance from the park and could see many of the rides actually from the hotel. However, I had no idea until I got inside just how much there is to do... More 

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60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to visit even with small children. I've visited with family and always recommended friends n family from out of town to visit as well.

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Florida
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We brought our 3 year old grandson for the first time last week to Busch Gardens. We talked a lot to him about the animals he will be seeing especially the kangaroos. What a disappoinment that when we were just in feont of the door to see the kangaroos, the lady said that kids under 5 years can't see them.... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our last trip here was about 10 years ago. We love this park. The combination of animal exhibits and thrill rides is great for our family. They have several excellent roller coasters with many animal exhibits to view in between. The Sheikra and Mantu are old favorites with Cheetah Run a great new favorite. Beware, taller riders on Cheetah Run... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Busch Gardens has to be one of my favourite parks when visiting Florida. The mix of nature - animals, birds and fauna, with the rides makes it suitable for all ages. Usually we visit in October but this visit was early January so park was quite quiet which we loved meaning we could stroll around at our leisure and experience... More 

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Alliston, Canada
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177 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a few days in Orlando and drove over to Busch Gardens. Everyone had a great time. There was a nice mix of animal exhibits, coasters and other rides. It's a great way to spend the day.

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Singapore, Singapore
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

With regard to parking, there are over 5000 parking lots available. General parking costs $20 while preferred parking (spots closer to the entrance of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay) costs $26. After we parked our car at the general parking area, we took a short walk to the tram station which takes guests to Busch Gardens. Probably a 2 minutes ride.... More 

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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Busch gardens is just amazing!! With many many wild animals living in a very wide space! There is also the elephant's lunch time where they put on a show of intelligence and charm! You can even see the medical veterinary area through a glass and see how they operate and treat the injured animals. And cool rollercoasters!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So much fun it is simply a fantastic way to create life long memories with your family. The rides are thrilling but not too scary for kids or adults :).

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