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Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

  • 3755 N.W. U.S. 17–92 Map It
  • Sanford
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Published 11/24/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


3755 N.W. U.S. 17–92, Sanford, Florida, 32747, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $16.50; 3–12 $11.95; ZOOm Air and train extra; parking free
  • Daily 9–5

Published 11/24/2015


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