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Busch Gardens Tampa

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Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
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+1 813-884-4386
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Busch Gardens Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of...

Busch Gardens Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with more than 12,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.

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Busch gardens theme park has some of the biggest and baddest rides I have ever seen. In a beautifully laid out setting there are animals and rides for everyone. The Cobra was my... read more

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55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Busch gardens theme park has some of the biggest and baddest rides I have ever seen. In a beautifully laid out setting there are animals and rides for everyone. The Cobra was my favorite, similar to spin ball at Alton towers you assend on an elevator to the start of the ride. The log flume is also excellent.

Thank colina982
Habersham, Georgia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Over pricing on parking, but the park itself was amazing! Loved the sesame Street area for the little ones! Mt son loved meeting elmo and riding the train

1 Thank bloggins91
Nova Scotia
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to Busch Gardens on a hot thursday in April. My husband and a friend enjoyed the roller coasters. I liked the train and the trolleys. We ate at the smokehouse and it was good. The domestic animal theatre was delightful!

1 Thank ShannonT
Bath, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had pre-booked our tickets which meant we had free parking a saving of $20 compared to Disney parks. Busch gardens is well known for the number of live animals available to see and this time did not disappoint, what was disappointing was one main ride not operating and two other rides breaking down while queueing. The selection of food... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Busch Gardens on a very hot day in March, however found that the park had plenty of shady areas. Even though rides are not my thing, we still had a great day seeing the animals, the botanical beauty of the park and seeing two shows. We watched the Busch Gardens dancers while enjoying lunch. They had a good variety... More 

Thank Mango4610
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Busch Gardens is one of the best theme parks in central Florida. It has some of the best rides, African animals, shows, and food for children of all ages. Not to mention the tasting room stocked with those cold fresh complimentary beers. You are bound to enjoy your visit!

Thank Maxine S
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8 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great amusement park! There is so much wild life to see, food to eat and rides to ride! During the week there is hardly any wait times for the big coasters!!!

Thank Kiana K
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We (Wife, 16, 14, and 11 year old daughters and myself) rented a Nissan Quest and drove 10 hrs for Busch Gardens in Tampa. Basically, a theme park and a zoo all mixed into one. The Nissan Quest was an awesome riding minivan and seated the five of us very comfortably. I bought three park/all day meal tickets and two... More 

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177 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are not big on theme parks, but we do love zoos. Busch gardens is both, so it appeals to two audiences. We enjoyed the animal exhibits including the elephants, the lemurs and the lorikeets. We especially liked the Serengeti safari adventure (at an additional cost), where you get the opportunity to see a variety of animals from the back... More 

Thank Steigenberger592
London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great park, something for small kids, older kids, teenagers and adults. Definitely worth a trip from Orlando and the multi day or 2 week pass is well worth it.

Thank Ashraf M

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