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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

#8 of 198 things to do in Tampa Features Animals
1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5958
+1 813-935-8552
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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is home to more than 1300 animals and famous for having one of the most beautiful, tropical zoological settings in the world. The Zoo brings together animals and visitors to create unforgettable, natural connections. Guests get closer to wildlife than ever before by touching a giant tortoise, feeding a giraffe, getting nose-to-horn with an Indian rhino, hand-to-fin with slippery stingrays and more! Families can also splash in water play areas, feel thrills on rides and take in educational shows. Love manatees? The Zoo is the only place in Tampa where guests can see Florida manatees year round. At the David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Hospital, the Zoo’s veterinary and animal-care staff treat sick, injured and orphaned manatees, and return them to the wild after rehabilitation. The Zoo also cares for the most diverse group of Florida wildlife anywhere, and has won numerous awards for animal preservation.
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1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5958
+1 813-935-8552
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent presentation! All around great zoo. Spent about 4 hours there, we saw close to everything. Dino's alive, the safari, and stingrays were great! The plaques around the zoo were very informative! Koalas, Masai giraffe, Indian Gharial, clouded leopard, Hartmann's Zebra, and Aldabra tortoise were...More

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We purchased a Trio Pass which included the zoo, MOSI, & the Tampa Aquarium, which is a great deal! At the zoo we got to see many animals close up, & everyone in the zoo that we encountered was friendly, except one security guard who...More

Thank lmjarvis
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really like Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo but were especially elated recently with Dinos Alive and Sunset Celebration. Tampa Zoo has all the usual big city zoo exhibits and the enclosures appear very nice. Animals always look healthy and happy. Dinos Alive was much bigger...More

Thank jzsi1844
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Lowry park zoo is the best in the best in the State and is comparable to many of the countries much larger cities zoos

Thank Submariner246
Reviewed 6 days ago

My daughter and I drove down from Chicago, we have been in this area of Florida before but has never visited the zoo. The zoo is small but very nice to see. We took the behind the scene tour and we found out that they...More

Thank jezbel1950
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been here before and continue to return - it's an experience viewing all the different animals as well as feeding the giraffes - the elephants are so playful I could spend all day watching them.

Thank LGontheROAD1954
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my daughter's 1st grade class to Lowry Park Zoo. The children all had a lot of fun. We had lunch on the picnic tables just outside the main entrance to the park, where there was enough room for several 1st grade classes, and...More

Thank gcolli55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best zoo in the US, especially the Children's zoo section. It is not too large to be unmanageable. One feels free to take their time and stop and relax at the various attractions. It is a perfect day. The sky ride is a...More

Thank LIzTpa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo is definitely worth a trip if you are in the Tampa area. It is beautifully laid out and decorated and you must take the train tour because you will get an up close experience with the animals. The monkeys were absolutely hilarious. I've...More

Thank ZanderShmander10
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a small zoo that is relaxing to spend a half day wandering around. We visit once a year to enjoy walking exercise.

Thank John H
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Valerie S
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Response from Julie L | Reviewed this property |
Most places in Florida offer free ice water. We always have a refillable that they usually fill.
Victoria E
2 April 2017|
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Response from Russell H | Reviewed this property |
I would plan 4 hours and really enjoy as many of the scheduled shows as possible. Grab a bite to eat while there so hunger wont drive you away early. Parking is free & easy with a minor walk compared to other parks... More