Fodor's Expert Review Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Jacksonville Zoo/Aquarium Fodor's Choice

The highly regarded zoo offers the chance to hop on a train and explore different countries through the animals that live there, from the Land of the Tiger, a 2½-acre Asian attraction featuring Sumatran and Malayan tigers, to the African Plains area, which houses elephants, white rhinos, and highly endangered leopards, in addition to other species of African birds and mammals. The Range of the Jaguar takes you to a 4-acre Central and South American exhibit, with exotic big cats as well as 20 other species native to the region. Other highlights are the Reptile House, which showcases some of the world's most venomous snakes; Wild Florida, a 2½-acre area with black bears, bald eagles, white-tailed deer, and other animals native to Florida; Play Park, which contains a Splash Ground, a forest play area, two mazes, and a discovery building; and Stingray Bay with a 17,500-gallon pool where you can pet and feed the mysterious creatures. The zoo also has a Manatee Critical Care Center. What's... READ MORE

The highly regarded zoo offers the chance to hop on a train and explore different countries through the animals that live there, from the Land of the Tiger, a 2½-acre Asian attraction featuring Sumatran and Malayan tigers, to the African Plains area, which houses elephants, white rhinos, and highly endangered leopards, in addition to other species of African birds and mammals. The Range of the Jaguar takes you to a 4-acre Central and South American exhibit, with exotic big cats as well as 20 other species native to the region. Other highlights are the Reptile House, which showcases some of the world's most venomous snakes; Wild Florida, a 2½-acre area with black bears, bald eagles, white-tailed deer, and other animals native to Florida; Play Park, which contains a Splash Ground, a forest play area, two mazes, and a discovery building; and Stingray Bay with a 17,500-gallon pool where you can pet and feed the mysterious creatures. The zoo also has a Manatee Critical Care Center. What's more, parking is free.

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Quick Facts

370 Zoo Pkwy.
Jacksonville, Florida  33218, USA

904-757–4463

www.jacksonvillezoo.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $25 general admission, $33 full experience

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