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Busch Gardens Tampa

#1 of 196 things to do in Tampa Features Animals
10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 813-884-4386
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 813-884-4386
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We go every year for the Wine and Food Festival and to ride the awesome roller coasters as well as other times since my sister and I have Platinum passes. The shows are great and the concerts rock!

Thank RocketCityStarbuck
Reviewed yesterday

Be prepared that parking and going through security can take a while. We got there early on Tuesday morning and it just so happened there were a couple of school groups there. But, I did feel safe after going through security! Park is well laid...More

Thank betsypinkhouse
Reviewed yesterday

Even though I live in Tampa and have been several times, Busch Gardens is always a nice place to escape. I've brought out of town friends and family [even from Europe] and they all enjoyed it. If you don't like the breath-taking rolling coasters, sky-rides,...More

Thank Damita Mimi B
Reviewed 2 days ago

4th time in Florida, and finally got to go here.... Bit of an anti Climax to be honest.. Maybe my expectations were overly high, but found it no different to any other wildlife park/zoo you would visit, certainly didn't warrant the entry fee... We tried...More

Thank Beckyboop_11
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Basically $100 per person for park tickets. Pricey for a non-Disney theme park. $20 to park, take the tram to gate. Once inside it's very helpful to get a map. The park has kinda confusing paths but if you wander around you will find your...More

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. So much to do here. We did see a snake that was not apart of the exhibit so be on the lookout throughout the park.

Thank Sweet P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've lived in Tampa for 20 years now and I still enjoy going to Busch gardens a few times a year. The animas habitats are quite nice and there is always plenty of educational information available. The roller coaster variety is phenomenal. The park is...More

Thank Tiff68
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went in late summer of 2016. I can't say much stood out to me. Having gone to places like Cedar Point, Six Flags, etc this theme park isn't big enough or unique enough to really stand out. You will find all your normal stuff...overpriced...More

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love the Roller Coasters. My favorite is Montu which is a hanging coaster with multiple loops and rarely has a big line as it's been open for a while. 2nd favorite is Cheetah Hunt. Good ride but lines can still be long at times. Only...More

Thank Howierxl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Were pass holders so we have endless days of fun. We've gone for the last 8 years and will keep going. Love the animals.

Thank CarolCKL79
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
is there any sloths there
16 June 2017|
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Response from BuschGardensTPA | Property representative |
Hello! Our sloths are at Animal Connections in the Nairobi area of the park.
Mel C
How much is all day dinning at the gate ??
28 May 2017|
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Response from eric B | Reviewed this property |
I want to say for the adult it was $33.50 that's with tax and for the child was only $15.00 plus tax 🤔we did do the pay one day come back all year for 3 people and we did one pass so we can get the free parking in the... More
Lisa M
How long are the average coaster line-ups? We are debating getting the fast pass option - or not. In 90+ degree heat it might be hard to stand for long outside in the heat. How much does the pass cut down on wait times? Lisa
28 April 2017|
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Response from BuschGardensTPA | Property representative |
Hi Lisa! The answer will vary depending on many factors. The date of your visit, weather, or events at the park could effect the ride wait times. You may wait until your arrival at the park to purchase your Quick Queue so... More