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Sarasota Jungle Gardens

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This is well out together little attraction. Shows lots of parrots, an iguana and lots more. Where... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandra34231
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Sarasota, Florida
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A pleasant experience

The Jungle Gardens are a small, old style Florida attraction, near the Ringing Museum complex in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BeatleFanFCB
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Edgewater, MD
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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 perform unique behavior, catch lemurs at play, have your picture taken with an...more
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3701 Bay Shore Rd, Right Next To The Water, Sarasota, FL 34234-5211
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We thought we would try the jungle gardens again and it was so much better then last year. They repainted the decor and it didn’t smell anymore throughout the ponds. We had a really good time. My only complaint is that there was a sewer...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is well out together little attraction. Shows lots of parrots, an iguana and lots more. Where else can you hand feed flamingos? There is a small historic cafe and the main building is 50s retro. We had a good time with the one year...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Sandra34231
SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the wonderful review Sandra. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting place to visit. There is lots of interesting wildlife with the bonus of being able to interact with many of them. The staff was excellent and the grounds are well kept.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank HRK1963
SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the 5 star review. We are always happy to hear comments from our guests. We will pass along your positive comments about the staff to the team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice place to see some wild life. It is a historic attraction here in Sarasota. They have shows they do with some of the animals. Price is a little on the high side. A must do is feeding the flamingos. My children...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank tanyab3311
SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad to your children enjoyed their visit. The flamingos are always the big hit of the park. To help with costs, we always run discount during key holidays and have promotional coupons on our website. Thanks again for leaving a review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most informative visit to a wild life park ever! Cheyenne the zookeeper is a dedicated professional. She is passionate and excels in her job engaging the audience with enthusiasm explaining every detail regarding each animal. The audience loved her. Simply a wonderful professional.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bigmoby
SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the wonderful review. I will pass along your positive comments about Cheyenne to the staff.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jungle Gardens are a small, old style Florida attraction, near the Ringing Museum complex in Sarasota. The gardens themselves are fairly small. It is mostly palm trees with paths that wind and double back to make it appear that the gardens are larger than...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BeatleFanFCB
SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for leaving a review. I am sorry to hear the Flamingos were not interested in eating when you were here. I think they just get a little full during high season. I hope you also had the opportunity to attend our animal shows. Those...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's $18.00 admission. Took about an hour to walk through. Looks a little run down. Wouldn't recommend.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Heyezduzit
SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. We hope you had the opportunity to attend our animal shows which are always a key attraction for our guests along with the ability to feed the flamingos. In terms of costs, we always run specials...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were drawn to the Jungle Gardens with the idea that we could feed the flamingos. We spent about $4 on a bag of flamingo food when we purchased our tickets. Unfortunately the flamingos didn’t have any interest in anyone’s food. I guess they were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank staceyo574
SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry to hear the flamingos didn't want to eat. When the park is really busy, they get feed a lot due to all the guests feeding them. It sounds like you enjoyed the animal shows and we are happy you found them informative. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been at nature preserves and zoos and rescue facilities all over the country. Never have I walked with and fed flamingos. Amazing!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Betsy2414
SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the wonderful review Betsy. We are glad you enjoyed your "Star" attraction.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, unkempt, overpriced. Couldn’t find the exit while we tried to leave. No human anywhere. Signs said not to touch the flamingos but there was no one to stop the people from poking and stroking the animals. Animals in old small cages looked incredible sad,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Maribeth L
SarasotaJungleGarden, Public Relations Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. Many of the animals like our flamingos and parrots are not even in cages at the park. Many of the animals at the park are rescues which could no longer live in the wild....More

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Karenaat
19 March 2018|
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Response from SherieN_13 | Reviewed this property |
There is not a lot of walking. You can tour the whole park in 45 minutes if you want. It depends on how long you want to spend looking at the Flamingos and the beautiful birds. They also have shows to watch with seats.
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clarebeakhurst
5 January 2018|
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Response from Jmbryant80 | Reviewed this property |
Less than $20/person and you can find coupons online or at any flyer stand around town.
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