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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 18:00
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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Family day out

Great well run zoo. All animals looked healthy and everyone we met who worked there were knowledge... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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We spent 5 hours waking through the zoo and gardens. Most of the animals were up and about so they... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tiger exhibit”(135 reviews)
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This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
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370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218-5770
+1 904-757-4463
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Jacksonville
from US$499.00
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Most Helpful Positive Review
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 February 2002

I was in Jacksonville on a business trip with my kids. My meetings were canceled and the kids were bored so we decided to take a trip to the zoo. We have been to the Bronx Zoo and it takes the whole day and you...More

27  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 November 2011

I went to the zoo with my mom, sister, brother-in-law and their two kids (age almost 3 and 8 months). The first animals we saw were the giraffes, which you can pay an extra $2 to feed; this was the highlight of the zoo. The...More

8  Thank Jenna P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great well run zoo. All animals looked healthy and everyone we met who worked there were knowledge. Took the train ride to get an “outside” view of the zoo. Then walked around at our leisure. Kids loved the interactive stingray pool the best. Great Caesar...More

Thank Ebitda123
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent 5 hours waking through the zoo and gardens. Most of the animals were up and about so they were pretty entertaining. The gardens were beautiful! The African Forest exhibit is brand new and quite a thing to see. All around good day for...More

Thank Hackhogan10
Reviewed 5 days ago

We love to visit a zoo when traveling. On this November morning we found many of the animals out for viewing which made for a fun visit. The giraffe area was the most fun. The attendant and a group of children were feeding the largest...More

Thank GAWanderer
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful gardens; well groomed.There is no fee for parking. We had four adults in our party and we enjoyed five hours of walking, observing and learning about all of the creatures in the zoo. The animals appeared healthy and were very active. We attended the...More

Thank KLfoodfun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always enjoy a beautiful day at our zoo, it was a cool sunny day,Oct is a great time to go,not too hot!!1of our favorites Is training the tigers it is at 1130 at the tiger exhibit every day i believe, go a bit early...More

Thank Kristin J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Zoo is perfect for a short day trip. Not too big and not a lot of walking for the little ones or elderly. The animal enclosures are magnificent and the whole facility of full of education. You get an opportunity to feed giraffes for...More

Thank Angellica K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo was enormous. The critter show was extra special and I really enjoyed it. The 4 d ahowa were cool and fun. So many animals seemingly living in happy places. 4 stars because I have never paid so much to go to a zoo.

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing exhibits, active animals, clean facilities, helpful, informative and friendly staff! Definitely a family fun place!

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well versed staff provide true learning experiences, including rehabilitation concepts. The facility provides outreach and small group trainings and other community collaborations. Well attended with expanded parking.

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited with a granddaughter and her 5 sons. A cloudy day made walking around comfortable and children were free for the month of November. For an extra $2/person, one can feed a giraffe, proving a great photo opportunity. We ate at a cafe at...More

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