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ZooTampa at Lowry Park, Tampa

4.2
#2 of 32 in Parks in Tampa
Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
In addition to hosting exotic animals from around the world, ZooTampa at Lowry Park claims to display more species native to Florida than anywhere else. The zoo features multiple themed sections, including Asia, Africa, and Australia. You can learn about endangered species, and explore more than 23 hectares (56 acres) of exhibits. Don't miss the on-site hospital (the only example of its kind) dedicated to helping and rehabilitating injured Florida manatees. Check before you visit for special events and chances to interact directly with animals. Using our online itinerary creator, Tampa attractions like ZooTampa at Lowry Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you’re thinking about it, just DO IT! This zoo has it all. Free thrill rides, clean exhibits where you can see the animals up close, splash pad, play area, pretty much anything I could think of...  more »
  • We are from Philadelphia and this zoo is 100x nicer than the Philly zoo. Cleaner, more open, and plenty to see and do. My wife and myself spent a few hours here and loved it. All the staff were...  more »
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  • It has been a couple years since we visited the zoo and we're pleased with some of the changes. The venue is nice and clean still, the animals look good and even though it was a hot day, they didn't seem bothered. This is a nice place to bring the family. Take your time and enjoy the displays. .. or in the case of the Orangutans, being on display. :)
  • We were very impressed with ZooTampa at Lowry Park. All the exhibits were well looked after, and we enjoyed every minute at the park. It is well-organized, and a will take you the better part of the day to explore. It is best that you arrive at opening, as many of the animals seek shelter during the heat of the day. The Zoo's commitment to working with other facilities to save endangered animals, especially not the "pretty ones" that people pay $$ to see, is quite commendable. The water log ride in the middle of the park is a nice refreshing "splash" in the middle of a hot summer day. There are also plenty of opportunities for smaller children to splash around.

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