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Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone Number:
+1 813-884-4386
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Busch Gardens Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of...

Busch Gardens Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with more than 12,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.

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Excellent for thrill seekers

If you're looking for thrill rides this park will make you extremely happy. If you're not so much into rollercoasters and the likes then its still a nice zoo-like park to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're looking for thrill rides this park will make you extremely happy. If you're not so much into rollercoasters and the likes then its still a nice zoo-like park to explore, but in that regards while it's very nice, I can't say it would justify a trip just for the zoo experience, especially if you're coming from far away.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been here several times and I can only say that you really should go with someone who will ride all the rollercoasters and yes at 74 y.o. my father will ride all the rollercoasters. We had a blast. We purchased tickets through the AAA website and bought the unlimited food ticket for $96 a piece for the day.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great time on our trip to busch gardens tampa I was taken back by the prices but I guess you will have that. adjust your price points from tickets to drinks..once you get past that issue this place is wonderful

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Newnan, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The website did not mention all the attractions that were permanently closed. I was disappointed. The weather was nice, and the lines were not long for the rides that were working. Most of the animals seemed lethargic at best. It had been around 9 years since I had been there, guess it will be another 9 before I return.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great day out for the family, love seeing all the animals. But disappointed with the queues for the rides, so didn't go on many and quite expensive to get it. If your in Tampa it's a must see though.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Serengeti Tour was worth the price. I spent 3 days in a row in the park. The best day was the cool and slightly raining day, no lines!!! However, due to the thunderstorm warning, the rides were non-operational during the alert. I had a fantastic time.

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1 Thank Adam B
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Simple very economic nice hotel, the breakfast have different plates the pool is nice and have a bush garden package

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the quick queue is Totally worth buying to skip all the lines and just making the day better in general, and the all day dining food is great except the lines were terrible every time we wanted to eat.

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BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Our Quick Queue and All-Day Dining Deal products are excellent options for enhancing your experience at our park. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Maybrook, New York
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family of 5 had a great time! Busch Gardens Tampa is the perfect marriage of a zoo and theme park rolled into one. We loved all the different animals you see along the way to get on a ride or rollercoaster. Great photo ops where ever you go. We enjoyed seeing the animals as much as going on rides.... More 

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BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! We believe our unique combination of animal habitats and thrilling attractions makes us the perfect destination for guests of all ages. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to our park. Come back and see us again soon! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited mainly for the roller coasters, which are all awesome and due to the time of year we hardly had to queue for, but the rest of the park is great to. The animal exhibits are really large and look well designed and have lots of viewing points so you can take lots of pictures. One of our favourite places... More 

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BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! We aim to create enriching and entertaining memories that are truly unforgettable. We're happy to hear our efforts were successful during your visit. We look forward to hosting you again soon. More 

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