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Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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3755 NW US Highway 17-92, at I-4, Sanford, FL 32747
+1 407-323-4450
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Nice zoo but quite small

This is a nice zoo which is about $20 per person (discounts for AAA members). It only took a few... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mark N Rebecca R
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Wheaton, Illinois
Zip lining in the trees

Great fun! We bought the entire zip lining package and it was so much fun! Each course got a little... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
BeenThereGoingSoon
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Orlando, Florida
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Nestled in a protected natural wetland, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens has animals from around the world including, rhinos, giraffes, leopards, monkeys, exotic birds, an Insect Zoo, and much more. Our Reptile House offers the southeast's largest collection of reptiles. We also offer live animal encounters, many educational opportunities and demonstrations, daily Keeper Chats and Shows, a Tropical Splash Playground, and the Little Florida Coastline Railroad and Animal Carousel. For a small fee, you can feed our giraffes, or go behind-the-scenes with our Indian rhinos! With something for everyone, the adventures are endless!
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
3755 NW US Highway 17-92, at I-4, Sanford, FL 32747
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+1 407-323-4450
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a nice zoo which is about $20 per person (discounts for AAA members). It only took a few hours to get through all of the animals (we had 2 adults and a 19yo son with us). If we had children, it would taken...More

Thank Mark N Rebecca R
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great fun! We bought the entire zip lining package and it was so much fun! Each course got a little harder and higher. It is so worth it! All ages and body shapes can enjoy this fun! There was a group having a birthday party...More

Thank BeenThereGoingSoon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun time with family. Lots of animals to see. The giraffes was amazing and so close up. The bear was so fun to watch, I could have stayed all day watching just him. Great fun.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been yearly pass holders for four years. A great little zoo to spend a few hours, at a perfect yearly pass price. If you play Pokémon Go, it’s also a great place to hunt & do community days!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This isn't Animal Kingdom, Bush Gardens or The San Diego Zoo, but its a great way to kill a couple hours. The price is cheap its to get in or you can purchase a season pass. I have watched many of the animals for years...More

Thank Rod H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For 19.50 per Adult this zoo is not worth it. It is a small zoo. Not very many animals. Lots of birds. This zoo is need of some attention and clean up .

Thank Margaret V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the zoo planning to feed the giraffes but were disappointed to find that only happens on the weekend. It may be in their ads somewhere but we didn't see it. Having said that it is still a nice place to go for...More

Thank Diane D
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Growing up on New Orleans I watched a terrible zoo turn into a great one. I have seen Sanford zoo get better but a long way to go. Good luck to them and contribute to aid to their growth!

Thank Vikki R
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The weather was nice on the day we went, so it was like a pleasant walk in the park where there happened to be animals. There is also a ropes course and I think zip line.

Thank Adriane P
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We have been to the Central Florida Zoo a couple of times and makes for a nice trip close to home. There is a very variety of animals and opportunities to learn. The giraffe feeding is always a highlight for us. The employees are always...More

Thank Mike P
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Ice T
9 June 2017|
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Response from Jennifermt73 | Reviewed this property |
There is a splash play area for kids...considering it being August. I'm not sure about having the B-day party close to that area? I'd suggest calling the zoo about that one. My son and I went to the zoo yesterday (Feb... More
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stonewhat
27 December 2016|
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Response from CentralFloridaZoo | Property representative |
Thank you for the question! Our Zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. The AZA is a nonprofit accreditation organization, and there are only a little over 200 zoos that are AZA accredited. This accreditation... More
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mauralecroy
22 April 2016|
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Response from CentralFlaZoo | Property representative |
Yes, we do. They are owned and operated by a private vendor on Saturdays and Sunday's only. The price is $6 for 5 minutes. It is located off the main sidewalk right before entering the main part of the Zoo. You can't miss... More
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