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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

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Address: 1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
Phone Number: +1 813-935-8552
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features more than 1,300 amazing animals on 56 acres...

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features more than 1,300 amazing animals on 56 acres of natural habitats. Guests will find many interactive exhibits and opportunities to get closer to wildlife -- feed a giraffe, hold a lorikeet, touch a stingray and more. The Zoo's Manatee and Aquatic Center expands the traditional boundaries of a zoo, focusing efforts on critical care for injured, sick and orphaned wild manatees. Also at the zoo: splash ground water play areas, wild rides, educational shows and cafes.

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great great place to visit it has the cleanest & healthiest animals i have ever seen the animals are very active

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Grayton Beach, Florida
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Grayton Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

great great place to visit it has the cleanest & healthiest animals i have ever seen the animals are very active

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Parrish, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The zoo itself is wonderful; all of the talks are interesting and the staff so knowledgeable. The biggest insult to anyone, and I can't imagine what families would do, is the cost of drinks! The $4 cup of ice with a couple of ounces of tea, (no wonder a woman wanted to sue Starbucks!) is outrageous! And where else can... More 

Thank saluki112012
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited on a quiet Sunday morning. The Macaws flying around was very cool. We saw all the babies! Baby chimps, orangutans, elephants, rhinos. Also saw all the wonderful animal/keeper interactions at feeding time. It was great! The sting ray feeding was really neat. The safari tram was very neat and we enjoyed seeing that side of the park. Beautiful,... More 

Thank GingerDarkness
Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I haven't been to the zoo in a long time so when they have a special entrance fee I went with my best friend. I was excited even though the masses of folks were all around, including a herd of large strollers. Taking an adventure through the different continents that were designated for the respective animal residents was a delight.... More 

Thank Krusnik N
Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove 2+ hours to take my son for his 3rd birthday. We got there when the zoo first opened and I realize it was a Monday but several areas & vendors in the zoo were closed. We took my son to the petting zoo area and both of the feeding machines were out of order. The young lady standing nearby... More 

Thank nltnaples
Nashville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This zoo has to be one of the best in the country! I would rate it higher than the Memphis zoo which we visited earlier this year. There are so many great exhibits, there are free kiddie fair type rides, and there is even a tram safari. We spent about 3 hours here and could have made it a whole... More 

Thank Daniel L
Ruskin, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a zoo person. Every city I visit, I go to their zoo. Was very happy to pull in and not have to pay for parking. The entrance was inviting, and once through the gates I found a clean, open environment. Headed toward the birds of prey show where Jess did a very entertaining show. The animal environments on... More 

Thank Beth E
Wentzville, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of five with three teenagers visited Lowry Park Zoo Thanksgiving week. Our intention was to spend the morning at the zoo to enjoy the perfect zoo weather and some family time and then hit the beach in the afternoon. But we loved the zoo so much that by unanimous vote we ended up staying the entire day! It's... More 

Thank Angela H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little disappointed several rides were closed but the safari ride made up for it. Super interactive, made us feel like we were in a miniature Jurassic park. Food a little on the expensive side. A good visit.

Thank LouisaKou
venice, fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have lived in Florida for 12 years never had the opportunity to visit Lowry Park zoo. I was pleasantly surprised. The property is very clean the park employees are very courteous. Great place for a couple or to take your kids. They do offer discounts said don't be afraid to ask. If you're in the area and have some... More 

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