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Sarasota Jungle Gardens

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3701 Bay Shore Rd, Right Next To The Water, Sarasota, FL 34234-5211
+1 941-355-5305
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Not too big... just right!

This is a quaint, lovely, and fun little place for kids and adults. I like its smaller size, so you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TheSchnecki
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Georgia
nice but overpriced

Looking at the prices (we left $69 at the entry) I really expected something much bigger. You can... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Agnieszka W
,
Sarasota, Florida
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An Old Florida attraction since 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens allows visitors to experience things you won't find anywhere else. Feed free-roaming flamingos, watch parrots ride bicycles, catch lemurs at play, stare down a vulture, or pet a skunk. Be sure to visit the Flamingo Cafe for a refreshing lunch or snack. Enjoy one or more of our acclaimed animal shows. Annual events include Holiday Lights, select nights in December, and Jungle Trails and Bunny Tails, every year on Good Friday.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“bird show” (109 reviews)
“feed flamingos” (26 reviews)
“exotic birds” (37 reviews)
LOCATION
3701 Bay Shore Rd, Right Next To The Water, Sarasota, FL 34234-5211
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+1 941-355-5305
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a quaint, lovely, and fun little place for kids and adults. I like its smaller size, so you can walk the entire park without being rushed and get to see so many things. The walking paths are truly like in a jungle. This...More

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SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the wonderful review. We hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Looking at the prices (we left $69 at the entry) I really expected something much bigger. You can see everything within an hour (even if you feed flamingos for 20-30 minutes and read every single information about the animals). As other here said - I...More

Thank Agnieszka W
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SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. To help defray costs, we always run specials on key holidays and offer discount coupons on our website. We work diligently on park upgrades and enclosures to ensure the well-being of our animals and to provide...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The flamingos were wonderful! The other animal exhibits need some cleaning and work to bring them into the 20th century of respectful treatment. But we were very disappointed to realize that there was so little focus on the garden part of the name of the...More

Thank IdahoTraveler2010
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SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We have heard comments from guests before about implementing signage for the plants and flowers and are presently working on this. We are also working hard on upgrading and improving our animal enclosures for the well...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a Florida animal experience where you will be closer to the animals than in any other venue around here. It is an easy walk around the place, much of it in the shade and animals everywhere. It doesn't look like much as you...More

Thank Franco M
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SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the wonderful review Franco. It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic for a family. We were able to feed flamingos by hand, look at alligators, and pet a skunk. They also do Christmas lights around the holidays which are cool to see.

Thank Diana W
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SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Diana, thank you for leaving us such a nice review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

​We had been wanting to visit Sarasota Jungle Gardens for many years and finally got the chance to this past Tuesday, 5.1.18. Pros - Lovely meandering paths. Mirror Lake for the swans and flamingos and resident ducks was clean and beautiful. The flamingos were inquisitive...More

1  Thank orlandogal22
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SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. We will definitely pass along your comments to the staff and management. We sincerely hope you will visit the park again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park was founded in 1939 and sadly is showing it's age. It's quaint and a throwback to older style attractions and we did enjoy it - but it is on the shabby side. The pens for the animals are old wooden fencing and screens....More

Thank obelisk12017
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SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. You are right, we have been open to the public since 1939. We have been working hard to update the park and continue to work on updating our animal enclosures. We just recently opened a new...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Take the kids here. Adults will enjoy it too. The shows are not to be missed. Very well done. Skip the petting zoo part. Have coins on you for Flamingo food. They walk around so you can feed them. They are hilarious!

1  Thank Tweetumsone
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SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit. We will pass your comments along to the staff regarding the positive comments about our animals shows. Thanks again for the 5 start review.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We were very excited to visit. However, the conditions in which animals were kept was definitely not appropriate. Most animals lacked food, water, companion, and natural greenery. It’s dirty and in need of a lot of improvements. It’s a shame to treat animals like that....More

2  Thank _rosangeliet
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SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. I can assure you we take great care to ensure our animals are taken care of properly. They are fed and watered daily in addition to enrichment activities to keep them stimulated.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

It's a bit pricy but very interesting. Didn't get to see it all since it's an outdoor venue & it began to pour. Sadly they didn't offer a free re-entry when we were rained out. And Fam8ngos stroll freely! The little cafe was pretty good....More

Thank Michael W
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SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Michael, Glad you enjoyed your trip to Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Sorry the weather did not cooperate for you. Hopefully you can visit us again during nice weather. Please be sure to attend our animals shows on your next visit. They start every day at...More

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Yes. Be comfortable. There is some walking!
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5 January 2018|
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Less than $20/person and you can find coupons online or at any flyer stand around town.
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