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Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone Number: +1 888-800-5447
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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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Brilliant day out!

We loved Busch Gardens (even though on that day it was hotter than the sun!). Great attractions, nice clean park, food was good and staff very friendly. Well worth the drive from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved Busch Gardens (even though on that day it was hotter than the sun!). Great attractions, nice clean park, food was good and staff very friendly. Well worth the drive from Kissimmee.

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Denver, Colorado
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our family was pleasantly surprised at how much fun this park was. It was like a large zoo & amusement park in one. There are animals in lots of places & you can also ride a free train in the park to see the rides & more animals. The rides are really cool too. Our favorite was the sheikra. The... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

great place for everything you want if the money is available; in my case the price is right with the annual senior resident pass; you need xtra money for food & drinks and maybe souvenirs; but overall , I do recommended; good for childrens and adult as well; don't worry about restrictions, every business do have it...a lot of courtesy... More 

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Northridge, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rollercoasters and other stomach-churning rides are the main reason to come here. There are animals to see interspersed with the rides, but the rides are the thing. Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. If you don't like rollercoasters you can dawdle over the live animal areas that are scattered throughout the park and there are constant changes to the well-kept up horticulture.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The shows they put on indoors are fabulous (either inside in air conditioning or in covered venues). There's a great play area for young children, as well as lots of big rides for the adrenaline junkies. Another plus is the park is easy to navigate and their show schedules are easy to read.

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Orange, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found the park to be nice, with employees constantly tending to keeping the park beautiful. Our visit was the week after Thanksgiving, on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We found crowds to be sparse, with virtually no wait for rides-even the popular ones. I appreciated the human surroundings that the kept most of the animals in-I dislike seeing animals... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with friends in October. Many prior visits. Their fall decorations and horticulture was over the top, as always.

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Thank M E W
Sarasota FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family purchased annual passes to Busch Gardens for the first time in 2016. It was THE BEST money we spent all year on mini-vacations close to home (Sarasota). We averaged visiting Busch Gardens once a month, and always purchased the parking onsite ($20) as well as the Dine All Day Dining Deal (around $34). ..early HINT: ARRIVE HUNGRY and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

wonderful day friendly staff beautiful gardens numerous ride greek food easy parking in tram ride can pay a little extra and get preferred parking closer to the gate so you don't have to take the tram or if you have a stroller tell them when you pull in for parking that you have a stroller and I'll give you perfer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Never too happy about animals in captivity - but they seem well cared for and they do have quite a bit of space relatively speaking. The attraction is definitely the rides. They are all super - love cheetah run.

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