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“Outstanding Zoo”

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
Ranked #2 of 172 things to do in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.
Reviewed 26 November 2013

The Jacksonville zoo is well laid out with beautiful nature preserves and no cages. The gardens are spectacular and worthy of a visit any time of the year.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This zoo is not a static place. New exhibits are developed over long periods of time. The educational aspect is amazing, as is the setting. Wonder-full at any time, at night it is spectacular.
The landscaping would stand on its own, even if there were no animals. Garden Circles come to enjoy the plants as well as the animals.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Jacksonville Zoo is one of the best attractions in our area. I have been a member since I have been in Jacksonville. Besides the animals, there are other things to do such as the children's playground area, where they can cool off in sprinklers, a merry-go-round, and a train that takes you around the entire property. It is a great place to walk and get exercise. The apes and monkeys are great to watch. My husband and I saw them doing back flips one day! All-in-all a fun day for family and friends!

Thank Rosemarie J
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Great for kids and adults. First class experience in a city this size. Lots of good promotional activities for young and old. Not so massive it can't be fully enjoyed!

Thank Howard M
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

I have been to many zoos in the United States, even the well known San Diego zoo and the Philadelphia is a close second. They have done amazing things to it. They added many buildings being able to house the many animals indoors. They have a children's area where they could touch the many friendly animals. They also have a choo choo train that kids can ride on. The zoo is quite large if you want to see everything so plan to stay 3 to 4 hours. The grounds are very well kept. If you have young children, take them To the Philadelphia zoo. They will love it and so will you.

Thank ukienomad
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