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Busch Gardens Tampa

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Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Busch Gardens Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of...

Busch Gardens Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with more than 12,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.

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I went to Busch Gardens Tampa yesterday and two days earlier with my 14 year old daughter. We had a blast. Our favorites were the thrilling Sheikra (ride in the front), the smooth... read more

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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I went to Busch Gardens Tampa yesterday and two days earlier with my 14 year old daughter. We had a blast. Our favorites were the thrilling Sheikra (ride in the front), the smooth and tricky Montu, and the long and fun Cheetah Hunt, and seeing the elephants. :) My tip is to purchase tickets online through Busch Gardens and to... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Roller coasters and animals good amount of both. There was something to do or see at every turn. The shows offered with admission that run through park were entertaining you must see show at Moroccan Theater it's fabulous!!!

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Manchester
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic time here. Queues much shorter than at the Disney Parks and many more rides for coaster thrill seekers. Falcons fury frightened the life out of me but I mustered the courage to go on twice. The gorillas are amazing spent a good 40 minutes watching them. We were there from opening time and were one of the... More 

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Thank C8rl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed Busch Gardens. The last time we were there it smelled really bad and I don't really remember anything we did. This time it did not smell :) My son really enjoyed the rides-they had more carnival type rides. My daughter who is 7 but very tall for her age struggled with the rides. She was either too... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As soon as you walk in you know you're not in Disney, disinterested staff and generally looking a bit run down. The rides are good though. Was annoyed that they charge $5 for a tiny cup of nectar to feed the birds as it includes a photograph you can't opt out. I did enjoy my day here but I don't... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an awesome day filled with lots of fun. There's something for everyone, no matter if you enjoy riding rides or the wildlife. The food was awesome.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The safari is way to expensive, you do not get your moneys worth. Its less than 30 minutes a quick drive through a field and your done. They should charge less than $20 for that fake safari, I was very disappointed!

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romsey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a very pleasant day here, tho we were not interested in the big rides. They looked amazing and did not have enormous queues on the day we went. There were lots of nice shady spots to relax, lots of opportunity to get close to the animals and most seemed to have a reasonable amount of space

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on Tuesday 18th April and it was very quiet. Managed to do all 7 rollercoasters in 3 hours and most of them had queues under ten mins. Loved the variety of the rides,a few standard rollercoasters but also some that were quite different to ones we've been on before. (Also appreciate that the queues are all either inside... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

... It's better than Williamsburg. My husband and I live in Williamsburg, VA and are long-time Busch Gardens pass members, so when we had the opportunity to check out its sister park in Tampa, we were stoked but also hesitant since we love our local go-to so much. We aren't roller coaster people, so we go for the gorgeous grounds,... More 

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