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Sarasota Jungle Gardens

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Address: 3701 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34234-5211
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An Old Florida attraction since 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens allows...

An Old Florida attraction since 1939, Sarasota Jungle Gardens allows visitors to experience things you won't find anywhere else. Feed free-roaming flamingos, watch parrots ride bicycles, catch lemurs at play, stare down a vulture, or pet a skunk. Be sure to visit the Flamingo Cafe for a refreshing lunch or snack. Enjoy one or more of our acclaimed animal shows. Annual events include Holiday Lights, select nights in December, and Jungle Trails and Bunny Tails, every year on Good Friday.

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Bird Show!

Celebrated a very special birthday on Jan 6. We all enjoyed the Bird Show. The birds were well trained, and we especially enjoyed the 81 year old white cockatiel that used to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Dover, Delaware
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Dover, Delaware
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Celebrated a very special birthday on Jan 6. We all enjoyed the Bird Show. The birds were well trained, and we especially enjoyed the 81 year old white cockatiel that used to perform on the Ed Sullivan Show.

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SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Garrison, Thank you for the 4 star review. We are glad you enjoyed your time attending a birthday party here at the garden. The 81 year old cockatoo you are referring to is name Frosty. He is one on the key attractions here at the park. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here with my wife, son and mother-in-law for my son's birthday and had a great time. The Alligator we got to pet was especially amazing!

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Thank Daniel M
SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Daniel, Thanks for the 5 star review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to Sarasota Jungle Gardens. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I could say so many wonderful things about Sarasota Jungle Gardens, but the staff and the whole setting is just like being transported to a tropical island!!! Walking through the Gardens, visiting with the animals, getting up close and personal....it is just so much fun!! I have a yearly pass and use it often!! It is just my idea of... More 

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SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5 star review. Hope to see you back at the Gardens soon. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took our two year old grandson last year and found that the property required a facelift; painting, sprucing up of the landscaping and better signage.

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SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We take our customer comments seriously. We are presently in the process of updating all of Garden signage. We have just recently introduced a few new animals in the parks, and are also continuing to work on our entire guest experience. We sincerely hope you will give us another chance to... More 

Hamilton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing visit we had with our little one. Beautiful gardens, friendly staff, close encounters with birds! Fed flamingos , birds and animals in the petting zoo !

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Thank delsolaaron
SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed you trip to Sarasota Jungle Gardens. We will pass on our comments regarding the friendliness of our staff to the team. Thanks again. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited with 4 year old grandaughter. She was more interested in the playground than most of the birds and other animals. Pretty neat to feed the flamingos but admission price is very costly for 4 of us, considering this is not a big attraction .

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Thank Art G
SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Art, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. To help cut admission costs, we normally run monthly specials. You can find the special promotion dates under the promotions tab on our home page. Hope to see you and family again soon. More 

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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting more so I was a little disappointed. but the personal is very friendly and passionate for animals.

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Thank Valsinorb K
SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Valsinorb, Thanks for leaving a review. We take our customer comments very seriously. It's great to hear you found our staff positive and friendly. You did not mention it in your review, but we hope you had the opportunity to attend our parrot, reptile and wildlife wonder show while you were here at the Gardens. Thanks again for the... More 

Sarasota FL
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Children of all ages will enjoy getting up close and personal to quite a variety of exotic animals that make their home Sarasota's Jungle Gardens. Most of the exotic animals at SJG were once family pets! They have been rescued by the Garden and now thrive in this environment with more of their own. If you have been considering an... More 

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Thank FamilyFunThingsToDo
SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. It's great to hear you found our staff friendly and engaging. It's also good to hear you enjoyed the animal shows and feeding the flamingos. We hope to see you and the family again at Sarasota Jungle Gardens. More 

Millsboro, Delaware
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hidden gem!!! We found an ad for it in the Siesta Key booklet. It advertised feeding flamingos!!! You can get right up to them and they will eat right out of your hand! Be sure to buy a bag or two and they will even eat out of the bag!!

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Thank joienan
SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

We are so thrilled you found us! Thank you for the 5 star review and great feedback. Handing feeding the Flamingos are definitely one of the favorite attractions here at Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Thanks again! More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my grandparents here but the cobblestone paths were too uneven and rough for them to use their walker and wheelchair on. We had to leave before we got to enjoy the place. The manager was excellent and understood and refunded us our entrance with no questions asked. From what I saw of the place it was a small... More 

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SarasotaJungleGarden, Manager at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear that our brick-paved trails were to bumpy for your guests with a walker and a wheelchair. We hope you will give us another chance to entertain you and your guests at the Gardens. More 

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