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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

#2 of 168 things to do in Jacksonville Features Animals
370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218-5770
+1 904-757-4463
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Worth the Time and Money- So Much To See!

After our plan to go to the beach didn't work out (no parking) we came o the zoo. I'm so glad we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Emily N
A local institution

The Jacksonville Zoo is situated on the Trout River which allows access by boaters although almost... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anthony M
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This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (170 reviews)
“tiger exhibit” (122 reviews)
“stingray bay” (62 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218-5770
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After our plan to go to the beach didn't work out (no parking) we came o the zoo. I'm so glad we did! The price of the zoo is originally a concern but once you get inside you understand why. The zoo has so much...More

1  Thank Emily N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Jacksonville Zoo is situated on the Trout River which allows access by boaters although almost all visitors arrive by car or school bus. The zoo management is always striving to enhance the visitor's experience. New exhibits are constantly being planned and under construction. There...More

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family visited the zoo with our 2 girls 6 and 12. We enjoyed ourselves so much we became members and plan in visiting often. While it's no San Diego or Pittsburgh zoo, it is very nicely kept, the train takes you everywhere you need...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nice zoo, love st of animals, very clean and well kept place. This was our second visit and just as fun as the first. There is lots of parking, clean restrooms, gift shops, food and drinks, and the staff is very...More

Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids had fun seeing lots of animals everywhere--not as clean in the public walkways as I would have liked.

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park was really clean and staff were friendly and helpful. The animals were spectacular and well kept. The giraffes and cats were my favorites. Keep up the great work!

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the Jacksonville Zoo many times for an enjoyable day out. It seems like each time we visit there is a new exhibit, adding more interest each trip. Even on hot days it's fun to go because of the misters to cool...More

1  Thank Linda F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family loves the Jacksonville Zoo and has had a family annual pass for about 8 years. The zoo continues to add things it seems every year. We go usually at least 5-10 times a year. Other than the fact that they need to add...More

1  Thank briantallman3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to bring the kids. Very clean. There was a long line but it moved pretty quick. Animals were well feed & kept in clean environment. Employees are friendly. Will definitely come back with the kids. A bit pricey but we went a day...More

1  Thank Celeste C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The paths at the zoo make it easy to see exactly what you want to see. We saw many animals at close range in natural settings. It is all about the animals with few of the concessions that crowd many other parks. Really nice!

Thank Tere H
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jenabobena35
Does this zoo have a splash pad?
29 June 2017|
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Response from jjacobsen250 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Lots of fun
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Diana P
How early in advance do you need to stand in line in order to buy tickets
19 May 2017|
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Response from Debi C | Reviewed this property |
Jacksonville Zoo is busy during the Summer time. I'd say be there about 15 minutes early. They move the lines quickly. Have fun!
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Milinda_Georgia
About how long did it take you to go through the zoo ?? Is it an all day thing, or can it be done in half a day ??
5 May 2017|
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Response from Debi C | Reviewed this property |
You can enjoy the Jacksonville Zoo for the whole day. You won't want to stop! We loved the Tiger's the best!
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