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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

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Address: 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
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+1 904-757-4463
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
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This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.

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Great zoo

Lots of variety. Well maintained. We've been a few times and always enjoy it. It is a nice day to spend with family

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
tonyac337
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Inverness, Florida
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Inverness, Florida
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of variety. Well maintained. We've been a few times and always enjoy it. It is a nice day to spend with family

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Jacksonville Zoo has always been an enjoyable day out and the Tiger exhibit alone makes it worth your visit.The zoo is laid out well creating an organized flow through the park. However, on our last several visits the elephants were not in the observation area and there were no signs of explanation why or when they would be available... More 

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Florida
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The zoo was such an exceptional place to spend the afternoon with our son and our granddaughters. We all had a really good time. The girls were so excited to see all the animals they were skipping and running ahead to each new enclosure. The carousel ride was a huge success and made our granddaughter very excited. We took tons... More 

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Thank Road T
Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've gone to the zoo several times for special events or just a casual visit to the zoo. It never disappoints.

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Douglas, Georgia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Me and my family went and it was the best thing to do in Jacksonville... You learn so much about the animals, It was just a nice thing to do with the family. Staff was friendly and knew their stuff....got to go again

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Thank bears31533
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is a great place to visit. The animals and the gardens are the best.

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Thank janaugherton
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You really feel like you're in a natural place after coming in from the highway. When we went there was a Lego special so we ended up paying $40 for five people. All the animals look relaxed which calls for good photo opportunities. Each area flowed nicely from each section so a lot of the animals didn't seem to be... More 

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Thank cap1018
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the zoo doesn't have a lot of attractions, but i do LOVE THE FUDGE. they do have free water stations on busy days during the hot months, which is nice. part of the zoo is always closed. i've gone 3 tines and still haven't seen the alligator exhibit.

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Thank Sheri E
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all had a great time and the are in a natural setting. Highly recommended to include this in your list of things to do.

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Maryville, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great small zoo. A lot of fun. Great picture taking operating opportunities. Great butterfly area and manatees. You can pet them

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