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“A Great Place for Kids”
Review of Jungle Island

Jungle Island
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US$47.02*
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Jungle Island Miami
Ranked #24 of 344 things to do in Miami
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Jungle Island is located between downtown Miami and South Beach. The park offers amazing animal exhibits, unique shows and up-close animal interactions unlike anywhere else.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Calgary
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87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A Great Place for Kids”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We spent an afternoon in March and had a very good time. There are lots of exhibits and several shows. The Dr. Wasabi presentation was a disappointment, but others wer fun. You need to take several hours to ensure you find all the exhibits. It is a fun environment and is especially a great time for children. There were a number of school groups on class outings and we had lots of fun watching their reactions throughout the complex.

Visited March 2014
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“Fabulously fun for the whole family!”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

I visited Jungle Island in April, for probably the 30th time, and it never gets old. It's so fun, and there's always something new to see. They recently built a whole huge tiger and lion enclosure, in place of the butterfly garden. Though, I do miss the butterfly garden, this lion enclosure is super cool, because it has wall-to-wall glass, so you can see them. There also are many shows that are fun and exciting! My personal favorite is "Wild Encounter". They bring out and explain all sorts of cool animals, like some of their tigers, monkeys, panthers, and leopards. Also, "Winged Wonders" is fun and has all sorts of birds come out and do some tricks. I definitely recommend coming to Jungle Island with your whole family!

Visited April 2014
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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Interactive zoo experience”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

My husband and I visited Jungle Island while vacation. We love visiting zoo near our home city but we found Jungle Island to offer us a different experience than we were used to. Taking advantage of a Livingsocial deal, we paid an incredibly low amount for two tix which was a plus.

Upon entering, the very first thing they did was take our pictures with several parrots. As former parrot owners, this was enjoyable! I do recommend that if you are not comfortable, you speak up. They placed a parrot on my head without asking first. The pictures were overprices as they are at most attractions but they came out so well and were memorable that we paid for them.

They have a lot of parrots that are throughout the park not in cages. This made the experience even better! The zoo offers an array of animals from lions and alligators, to iguanas and monkeys.

They have several bathrooms set up throughout the park which is very convenient. They offer a playground and shaded park bench area which would be nice for families. Since we went on a weekday, we found there to be no crowds except a few school field trips so that was nice.

I heavily recommend this as a tour stop on your next vacation.

Parking for the day is $8.

Visited May 2014
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“a fun find”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Jungle island is a fun place for friends or family. Every time i go, it continues to grow and modernize. The staff are all friendly, helpful, and inviting. This is a great place, midway between Miami Beach and Downtown. if you want to get off the beach and have a theme park experience, without having to travel far inland, Jungle Island is for you. An inexpensive taxi ride from the heart of South Beach. Enjoy!

Visited May 2014
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JungleIsland, Manager at Jungle Island, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear Gary,

Thank you for your glowing endorsement of Jungle Island. The best is yet to come. We have exciting news so stay tuned and be sure to visit us again soon.

Regards,
Management Team
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“Fun for the kids”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is a great little Jungle in between Miami and Miami Beach. If you have kids or friends visiting (that happen to have kids) this is a must visit destination. Jungle Island is small enough to navigate in one day. A few tips:

Go during the week (not as crowded)
Buy your ticket online, you'll save 20% with the coupon code
(if you don't have a printer at home, you can have guest relations print the ticket for you)
Bring hand sanitizer and sunblock
Bring plenty of quarters so you can buy bird food at the dispensing sites
Attend the shows, they are informative

I usually don't like zoos, but this place is pretty manageable and the animals seem to be well cared for.

Visited May 2014
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JungleIsland, Manager at Jungle Island, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Jungle Island. Those are all excellent tips. We also recommend checking out one of our VIP Safari Tours and visiting us over Facebook and Twitter where you can find additional discounts and exciting promotions. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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