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Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens Review

Sanford has had a zoo since 1923, and while there's nothing here to rival San Diego or New York, there's a certain charm about the place. In addition to 400-plus animals, including cheetahs, monkeys, and crocodiles, there's the ZOOm Air Adventure Park, with rope bridges and a zip-line through the treetops, and the Wharton-Smith Tropical Splash Ground, a mini water playground. The steam-powered 1/5-scale train that puffs around the zoo is as fun for adults as it is for kids. Take I-4 to Exit 104 and turn left on U.S. 17–92; the zoo is on the right.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 3755 N.W. U.S. 17–92, Sanford, FL 32747
  • Phone: 407/323–4450
  • Cost: $14.95; ZOOm Air and train extra; parking free
  • Hours: Daily 9–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Sanford
Updated: 03-16-2013

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