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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

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Address: 1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features more than 1,300 amazing animals on 56 acres...

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.

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A great little zoo

Our family of 5 loved this zoo while we were vacationing in Tampa. It's truly a wonderful experience. A lot of animals to see, and great time to have by all. The zoo was well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Maybrook, New York
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Maybrook, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family of 5 loved this zoo while we were vacationing in Tampa. It's truly a wonderful experience. A lot of animals to see, and great time to have by all. The zoo was well laid out, easy-going paths and thoroughfares to walk through this well-maintained park. We loved that some of the exhibited animals were very engaging (and photogenic).... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful staff and docents. Vendors are very courteous and can answer questions about locations of animals. Very reasonable prices in the gift shop.

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Milford, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the Lowry Tampa Zoo on Monday, February 13th! Which was the perfect time to go, some of the rides and attractions were closed, assuming it was off season/early in the week. But my nephew is only 1 year old, so that wasn't a big deal! They had a small water park with sprinklers and other water things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Are you ever to old for a trip to the zoo? We decided to take a trip to the zoo while we caught up with each other. It's was a great idea. We got plenty of exercise, it has sun and shade, plenty of benches to sit and chat, and a great variety of animals to watch. There were water... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Haven't been to the zoo for ages, but loved it. Took my 4 month old baby that loved seeing the animals. Next time I go I will book my tickets in advance as was busy and had to queue to get tickets. Parking is free but very limit, many people park across the road in the park. You can pay... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Zoo is the best I've visited with friends as well as grandchildren of all ages. Wonderfully landscaped, people friendly, and, most of all, designed for the health and care for its inhabitants.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to many zoos during our travels...Many famous zoos as well...This one has to be one of the best I've ever seen, no joke. The layout is amazing, the amount of things to see and do is insane, the animals were all healthy and happy, there are great places to rest and eat. Fantastic

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice upgrades. Not a lot to see for price. Went there when it was supposed to rain...rides mot operating. Good for young kids..not teen agers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great palce, especially with young kids. Make sure they have a swimsuit. On as there is a water play area! Great exhibits and lots of information on the animals. Nicely laid out too. Parking is free, but lot fills fast, especially on the weekends! We purchased the one day pass and come back free the rest of the year. The... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is lots to see and a serangeti tram to ride on. The zoo is full of unique birds and animals. A good way to spend a beautiful sunny day!

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