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Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
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Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
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  • Average22%
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Nestled in a protected natural wetland, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens has animals from around the world including, rhinos, giraffes, leopards, monkeys, exotic birds, an Insect Zoo, and much more. Our Reptile House offers the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
3755 NW US Highway 17-92, at I-4, Sanford, FL 32747
+1 407-323-4450
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Animals are put out-of-sight starting at 3pm so plan to be out of there by then. Little train was broken down so had a hassle getting our $ back. Staff is unaccommodating and don't want you around them. Poor animals appeared to be miserable. Heartbreaking...More

Thank Elaineonvacation
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relatively small zoo. With some interesting and exotic animals. Was educational and accessible for small school groups. About 1 1/2 hour drive from Orlando. Our visit took 1 1/2 hours. We found walking the park among animals and gardens was pleasant. Unrushed.

Thank roadwarrior96
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly the place was reasonable in price to get in but for the parents with children i must say that would be expensive because everything even to the train ride was extra money I would not say it was much to write home about there...More

Thank K4754XLbillb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though this zoo is pretty low key for the animals it has, it is great for kids for a lot of reasons. They have a fun play ground, splash pad, and even a kid's rope course!

Thank irishgirl7621
Reviewed 1 week ago

well there was good and bad. I feel like my 3 year old granddaughter really enjoyed most of the activities and it was not very busy so there was pleasant interactions with most of the staff there. She really enjoyed feeding the giraffes and goats....More

Thank mfctennis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love animals, so I'll always have fun at any place revolving around animals. It took my friends and I about 3 hours to see very exhibit. I felt like the variety was pretty good, and most of the animals were visible when we went....More

Thank Weese E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My original plans were changed so I searched around for something to do and found this zoo. So off I went. Easy to find simple on and off the main roads. Small zoo but nice. Love the giraffes. large cats and birds. Monkeys are always...More

Thank Sandra J
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a must see for adults and children alike. It offers a little of everything and is a wonderful day for bonding and having fun as a family. They even have night time visits. Coming up is the Boo-Bash...More

Thank cyoung344474
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I went by myself for many hours it has so many different animals they have monkeys and eagles and parrots

Thank Kenny H
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Was looking for an afternoon outing with our 1 year old grandson. A splash park was the goal, but having a zoo to go with it was a huge win! Not sure who had a better time, him or us! We were able to feed...More

Thank MrsSherpa
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15 September 2018|
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Response from KGovocek | Reviewed this property |
Very easy to get around! Mostly boardwalks very accessible
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16 July 2018|
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Response from Jennifermt73 | Reviewed this property |
There is a splash play area for kids...considering it being August. I'm not sure about having the B-day party close to that area? I'd suggest calling the zoo about that one. My son and I went to the zoo yesterday (Feb... More