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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
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Haven't been here in over a decade and finally was able to bring my 5yr old. Will definitely be back this year, My son got the preschool pass (which is free until the end of the... read more

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Roatan, Honduras
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Roatan, Honduras
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Haven't been here in over a decade and finally was able to bring my 5yr old. Will definitely be back this year, My son got the preschool pass (which is free until the end of the year, look it up people with preschoolers, it's worth it) and he had a blast! We we're able to get there early since we... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great rides, very clean and the quality of the rides are top notch. I have never seen a park like this with so many animals.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Park not clean Customer service terrible All they care about is making a buck Signage not clear -parking lot old and tired.

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Thank Djh D
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

fun adventure for the family. great entertainment. kind of pricey for this attraction. interesting things to do on site. good food and great fun. would visit again though

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1 Thank Debbie B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Busch gardens is one of Tampa prime attractions. There are activities for every one in the family. Those who enjoy the thrills of roller coasters will love this park. If you do not like to walk or get tired, there is a train that can take you around and there is a guide who explains different areas and the animals... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I use to live in the Tampa area and would go to BG many times and it was fun. Now they still have the same rides and a few new ones but the sideshows are all missing. They have a few smaller shows like the Doo Wop, a pet show and a few animal presentations. The Animal area were missing... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First off, the only other theme park I have been to for comparison is WDW. And our local zoos were Baltimore and National Zoo. With that said, Busch Gardens is a nice day. You won't be able to see everything or ride all the rides, as the time is so short 10-6. Also, make sure to do your homework with... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My favorite of these parks is, drum roll please, Busch Gardens because it has Montu! Montu is a fun filled ride with loops, corkscrews, and sudden drops. Also, I love Bush Gardens because it has Sheikra. Sheikra is a red ride with loops, turns, and an excellent flying experience. I’ve loved Busch Gardens ever since the first time I went... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to reconnect with the family. Some of the coasters go big so be prepared for thrills. There is a good amount to see if you are not into the thrill rides. Lots of nature and animals. The whole family enjoyed the park. Tip - get there early and walk fast to the coasters in the rear of the... More 

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New Orleans, LA, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There are a plethora of things to do at Busch Gardens. The waterpark, zoo, and amusement park are fantastic.

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