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Busch Gardens Tampa

#1 of 197 things to do in Tampa Features Animals
10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 813-884-4386
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“theme park” (720 reviews)
“thrill rides” (350 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 813-884-4386
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Reviewed yesterday

Booked the Tampa trip specificaly for the sunshine, beaches, and roller coasters. Busch Gardens does not disappoint. Really humid in August so dress for hot weather.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fun place, great rides and attractions! Want to get a pass for sure, then you can go anytime you want!

Thank Carla I
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like roller coasters, this is the place to go. However, if you don't there is not a lot here to do. There are animal exhibits but not a lot to else apart from the river rapids and the train through the Sahara area.....More

Thank Connor R
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Connor! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts concerning your visit. The comments of our guests are always welcome and greatly appreciated. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Alright. So I was a bit skeptical before visiting this park cuz I'm not into roller coasters much however this park is a lot more than. It's a beautiful park to walk around with. The gardens, the animals. Just very nice ! Even the roller...More

Thank bushum
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not the top of charts roller coasters but they do get the blood going. Lots of little things to enjoy. Part zoo, part theme park. Great way to spend a day or two.

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed our visit to Busch Gardens, you can feed kangaroos and birds for a few extra dollars, or pay a bi more to go out on a truck to feed giraffes. Enjoyed the roller coasters, cheetah hunt, sheikra, cobra's curse and montu queues were not...More

Thank Danebow
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a good day at Busch gardens. Got there early to avoid ride queues. The wooden coaster was shut? Some other great coasters to ride, excellent cable sky ride and a few great shows. The weather was very hot so alot of the animals were...More

Thank arrong1988
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent a great day with 4a and 2c aged 9 & 11. Much quieter park than the Orlando theme parks, only a maximum of 30min wait during peak time in August. As every park food/drink expensive but we recharged our Seaworld souvenir cup for $6...More

Thank Matthew I
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're in the area, it's well worth a visit. Great for rides and animals. The coasters are the best. We visited in mid August and the longest queue for anything was about 15 minutes. Pretty good compared to th parks. Didn't buy any food...More

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took my Granddaughter who has no fear of roller coasters unlike myself. Visited on a Tuesday and was very surprised just how quiet it was so there were no queues for most of the attractions so Granddaughter was able to go on most of the...More

Thank Alan M
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20 August 2017|
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Response from BuschGardensTPA | Property representative |
Hello! We have an entire area called Sesame Street Safari of Fun that is geared for the little ones. We recommend reviewing our website for more information on our kid friendly attractions.
Noel M
19 August 2017|
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Response from BuschGardensTPA | Property representative |
Hi Noel! Christmas Town details have not been released at this time. We would recommend checking our website for more information in November.
17 August 2017|
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Response from BuschGardensTPA | Property representative |
The time would depend on the attractions and shows you would like to see and the crowd level. We recommend arriving at park opening so you can bypass the higher crowds later on during the day.