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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

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  • Flower4- j.
    Flower4- jingjingApril 17, 2016
    Tampa's Lowry Park is a perfect place which suits for a family tour, especially for fostering love of kids. The park separates into African, Asian and Ocean area, a wide range of animals live there.
  • Ondine B.
    Ondine BultJanuary 25, 2016
    The bird shows are great. Food is reasonably priced. The dingo and chimp looked a little stressed. Zach on the African safari tour was the highlight. He needs his own radio show!
  • Lori F.
    Lori FrederickSeptember 11, 2013
    I was pleasantly suprised to find that this zoo has free rides, a spray park area for kids and, most important, the animals appeared well cared for in nice habitats.
  • Selena S.
    Selena ScottApril 2, 2014
    The animals that I love to find at The Lowry Park Zoo are the Penguins. They are hidden on the way to the Safari area and are so cute and funny.
  • WorldStrides
    WorldStridesApril 6, 2011
    Don't Miss: Hand-feed young stingrays in the stingray nursery, be amazed by incredible views of manatees from beneath their tanks, and observe the world-class facilities of a manatee hospital.
  • Christine C.
    Christine CaseyMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Arrive when zoo opens (930am). Great to see the animals first thing and enjoy the park before crowds pile in. Happy, healthy animals. Not overwhelming. Clean. One of our favorite spots!
  • Visit Tampa Bay
    Visit Tampa BayOctober 13, 2010
    Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features 2,000 animals on nearly 60 acres of natural habitats, water play areas, wild rides, educational shows and interactive opportunities. I-275 to exit 48. Free Parking.
  • Erkan U.
    Erkan UmmanJanuary 5, 2016
    You will need at least 3 hours to walk around and the place closes at 5 pm. You will love it.
  • Marissa B.
    Awesome place to spend the day with family! Lots of animals and some aquatic creatures we saw at the aquarium too! The meerkats are so cute.
  • Zee J.
    Zee JacksonJuly 29, 2010
    Great zoo. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Kids zoo is great, kids can feed the goat and actually go in their holding area. Pony rides, water to cool off. This zoo great!!
  • Krystel J.
    Krystel JusticeDecember 25, 2016
    Lots of animals and events, very friendly staff, clean environment, feedings are affordable.
  • Dawn N.
    Dawn N.November 29, 2010
    It's a great place to go with your family. You get to see lots of different animals and you even get to feed some of them; I got to feed lorikeets and parakeets!
  • Jason D.
    Jason DavisApril 28, 2010
    This Zoo may be small in land size, but it packs quit e a punch. See more than 2,000 animals in a lush tropical environment! Has been named the #1 Zoo in the U.S. both times zoos have been ranked. Read more
  • Jawad B.
    Jawad BisbisDecember 27, 2013
    Great zoo! Unique animals never saw in other zoo before. Well organized walk-through by continent. Must do family experience.
  • Jayne C.
    Jayne CorsoApril 28, 2010
    Go to Lowry Park Zoo and feed the giraffes in the Safari Africa exhibit. It was so much fun standing eye to eye with the giraffes and feeding them crackers. I will definitely be going back again!
  • TIME
    TIMEAugust 17, 2012
    Re-opened at its current site in 1988, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo boats 1,614 animals on 56 acres, and in 2009 Parents Magazine ranked it the number one zoo in the U.S.
  • Ben L.
    Ben LaMotheOctober 24, 2011
    Truly awesome zoo. We loved the penguin exhibit. You can get so close to them! Definitely an all-day trip to get the full experience.
  • Julie C.
    Julie CarterMay 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Purchase an annual pass! $160 for a family of four gets you in all year (far better than almost $25/visit!!).
  • william v.
    william verondaOctober 11, 2013
    Be sure to enjoy the new baby (3 months and 8 months) in the African Safari area. Grab a bench and just relax and watch for a while.
  • Krystel J.
    Krystel JusticeDecember 26, 2016
    A membership is worth it and allows for a caregiver or guest. Loads of free events for members!
  • Irela Maidolly R.
    The Kangaroos have been sent to Busch Gardens but the Walabies are cute. Still, the best childrens zoo by far!
  • William G.
    William GeroncoNovember 28, 2016
    Plenty of things to see, great food kids and the entire family.
  • David W.
    David WilliamsSeptember 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy the family pass, and you will not feel obligated to stay the entire day. Sometimes we stay for 20 minutes or enough time for two pony rides.
  • Elizabeth Denise L.
    Elizabeth Denise LegginFebruary 20, 2012
    Had a blast!! My first time at a zoo since I was 5!! It was nicely crowded, but the people there are really cool! I LOVE THIS PLACE
  • James G.
    James GoldenOctober 21, 2012
    The zoo boo really was a waste of time. For 17 dollars you get a really dark zoo where all the animals are asleep, no trick or treating, and all the rides are just renamed to act like Halloween.
  • Ellery C.
    Ellery ChristensenNovember 4, 2013
    For those who have read about the camel rides, I hate to tell you that those have been closed for about a year or so now. Our camels were getting old and they have retired.--Rides Department Employee
  • LogoTV
    LogoTVJune 5, 2012
    I love a romantic date with my boyfriend, always time to talk and smile. People are really friendly! - Alexis Mateo, RuPaul's Drag U
  • Parents Magazine
    Parents MagazineJuly 15, 2011
    If you’re looking to interact with animals, look no further—this zoo allows kids to ride camels and feed giraffes, rhinos, and stingrays.
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan ThrunDecember 21, 2011
    Adults are $23.95, but they offer military and DoD discounts ($2 off) and it is free on your birthday!
  • Sean B.
    Sean BallAugust 4, 2011
    Get there right at opening to see the animals before they hide in the shade to cool off. The manatee exhibit is a great place for people to cool off when it gets hot.
  • Anna Z.
    Anna Z.April 27, 2013
    Great zoo for kids! Lots of animals up close and rides!
  • Kandy R.
    Kandy RutherfordJune 19, 2015
    Love the zoo! Fed the giraffes and Zoominations is amazing
  • Lacie M.
    Lacie MatthewsJuly 22, 2013
    Great place to spend a day with friends! Giraffe feeding is a must. Food was good and reasonably priced, for being a zoo.
  • Kara M.
    Kara MundyJuly 30, 2016
    Aside from being a pretty awesome mid-size zoo, Pokestops here go hand in hand with zoo stroll pace.
  • Jason D.
    Jason DavisApril 28, 2010
    Most animals are active first thing in the morning and late in the afternoon. Most species tend to nap throughout the afternoon (especially the big cats). Read more
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYJune 14, 2013
    Grab a list of the newest babies on display and check out the more than 1,500 animals in this zoo! Read more
  • Frank M.
    Frank MoriczApril 24, 2015
    Came for the lantern festival, which felt far too small considering the price. In and out within an hour.
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WittmaakApril 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get in super early to avoid terribly long waits to park AND AVOID $5 DAY LIKE THE PLAGUE! It's to busy to really enjoy the place.
  • Randy J.
    Randy JamesSeptember 24, 2012
    Sting ray bay is awesome, also feeding the rhinos and the giraffes
  • Amy S.
    Amy StrakaJanuary 8, 2011
    Awesome variety of birds. Annual pass is totally worth it, same price as a couple visits.
  • Frédéric L.
    Frédéric LangisDecember 27, 2014
    You have to visit the zoo after 18h30 during Christmas Holidays to see the "Wild Wonderland".
  • Terry C.
    Terry COctober 2, 2014
    This is the best zoo I've been too, bring walking sneakers
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel AguilarAugust 6, 2014
    Very nice. Free for Vets and LEO during the month of August.
  • Heather S.
    Heather SmithMarch 27, 2012
    Free parking with lots of shade! The kids area is great too!
  • Mitchell C.
    Mitchell CurrinAugust 9, 2014
    Great little zoo. The Christmas lights are worth a visit.
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WillSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure and feed the stingrays at least once, it's squishy and fun!
  • Jasen A.
    Jasen ArnoldMarch 19, 2016
    Take the African Safari ride! You really get a much better view of the Animals!
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BCApril 2, 2013
    The people hear are rude!! The place gets a 2 out of 10 for my family!
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CantorOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Some houses have scare actors in them. Be advised so your little kiddies wont get mad at you for being scared
  • Jayne C.
    Jayne CorsoApril 28, 2010
    Go to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo and see the white tiger in the Asian Gardens exhibit. I took my niece to the exhibit and she had a blast watching the tiger pace back and forth!
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