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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

#2 of 171 things to do in Jacksonville Features Animals
370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218-5770
+1 904-757-4463
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Fun zoo, good size

I went to the zoo solo on a Saturday in July. The ticket price to get in was less than $20. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Karen B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Hot July afternoon at the zoo

It's always a good day to go to the Jax Zoo. The train is the best and only way to see the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jacksonville, Florida
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This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (170 reviews)
“tiger exhibit” (122 reviews)
“stingray bay” (62 reviews)
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370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218-5770
+1 904-757-4463
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Reviewed yesterday

I went to the zoo solo on a Saturday in July. The ticket price to get in was less than $20. The parking is free and abundant. Gates opened on time and there was not a line to get in. I didn't see anywhere to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

It's always a good day to go to the Jax Zoo. The train is the best and only way to see the Cheetah, plus a nice ride around the park. The Land of the Jaguars is the absolute best. Thank you mr and mrs weaver...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful zoo! Besides the animals, the plants and flowers are beautiful; the kid's splash park and playground are great places for the kids to cool off; the butterfly garden was a big hit; the holiday functions are really fun; and the kids...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a lot to do in this mid-size zoo, it has a wide variety of animals and the arrangement of the areas is well laid out. It gets hot sometimes but there are areas with misters that cool you off. The shows are great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited 7/15/17 enjoyed myself however noticed that the Elephants area seems to be tired looking- Old big tires that are baking in the sun? Elephants need this? The Lions seem to be pacing and bored. Overall the other animals were great but I think the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a group of kids there, ages 2 - 16, and everyone had a blast. Feeding the Lorikeets was a special treat, and the train ride made the little guy very happy. There was a manta ray exhibit, where you could reach in and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We so enjoyed the zoo. We were here 4 hours and still didn't see everything. We really enjoyed the Campground Critter show and the Butterfly Garden. The train ride was nice with the guide telling you al the animals names. We would go back.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Jacksonville zoo is honestly the best zoo in all of the southeast of the United States. The penguin exhibit is my favorite. You have the ability to pet sting rays! Fun fact: if you take a boat to the zoo, you get in for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lived in Jacksonville for over 20 years and never visited the zoo. Last month we took our grandson to the zoo and found it to be a delightful experience. For a small zoo (compared to San Diego) the JAX zoo is well equipped with a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a day the forecast said it would be above 92 degrees Fahrenheit because I was told by family that it would be half price. Be aware they no longer offer that discount. We visited the reptile house which was minimally air conditioned....More

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Questions & Answers
29 June 2017
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Response from hdc12079 | Reviewed this property
Yes, the do have a splash pad. There are employees who monitor it also, although the enforcement depends on who is working. The pad area is also fairly large, there is seating also, non movable seating, like a seat... More
Diana P
19 May 2017
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Response from Jonathan B | Reviewed this property
I agree with everyone...for the most part there is little no zero wait time to purchase tickets. If you are going to upgrade and get season passes (worked out VERY well for my family) it takes about 15 minutes to do all the... More
5 May 2017
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Response from Debi C | Reviewed this property
You can enjoy the Jacksonville Zoo for the whole day. You won't want to stop! We loved the Tiger's the best!