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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens is the home of an award-winning exhibit "Range of the Jaguar." This exhibit shows the species, which live in the neotropical rain forests. Other environments include the African Savannah, Great Apes, and the Plains of Africa. Habitats are large and open, and the animals roam through the recreated plains and jungles. Save your feet by touring the zoo on the small train that carries visitors. Start your trip to Jacksonville by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens reviews
We chose to visit the zoo for the first time during its Illuminight experience. This means the zoo is open some Friday evenings starting at 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. with a reduced admission free. We had..... more
We chose to visit the zoo for the first time during its Illuminight experience. This means the zoo is open some Friday evenings starting at 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. with a reduced admission free. We had..... more »
I had solo blasting afternoon at the zoo to kill my time. I entered at 1.30 pm and I finished the trip at 5 pm on weekday and I covered most of it. Things to consider : —————————- - Book your tickets online in advance. They only accept cards every where no cash. - Get total experience ticket it’s worth every penny if you are visiting for the first time. It includes 1) feeding of - string rays , birds , Giraffe. 2) unlimited train rides. 3) 4D theatre experience. Along with Zoo entrance. - You are allowed get your own food ( better option I feel ) - Never miss 4D shows. Kids will love it . Go in advance if they say play is at 3 pm be there before 5 mins. —————————— I love the fact that gardens are really maintained well and with this crazy hot around I enjoyed walking in the afternoon too. I love the fact that volunteers are really very friendly. It’s above 5 star for their attitude and kind gesture. Overall it’s bit pricey but you will enjoy the trip with your total experience package.
This is a very nice zoo with a good layout. Nice easy walks along paved paths and boardwalks. Very clean. A wonderful assortment of animals, birds, reptiles, etc. most free to roam in large open areas. Restrooms are available in several areas. There were a few different places to grab either specific things like ice cream and sweets, or an order and take your meal to outside tables. Tickets seem a bit pricey and MUST BE ORDERED ONLINE so it’s best, and cheaper, to order in advance. If you buy on the day you go, they add on $5 per ticket. Also an additional $10 per ticket if you purchase the ‘total experience’ as opposed to ‘general admission’. Check out the benefits of that on the website. I purchased a senior total experience ticket the day I was going and it was 42.95. It is a great place that wasn’t too crowded and was wonderful to stroll the grounds and ride the train to the other end of the park and back at my leisure!!
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