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Busch Gardens Tampa

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Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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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Good day trip, poor signage

We went mainly for the roller coasters and were done by evening (went on a week day). I do love all the animals through out the park but we found ourselves getting turned around... read more

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91 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

about 9 or more nice rollercoasters, and live animal viewings. It is good overall, but not excellent for what you pay. Overpriced fast food inside. It may use some refurbishing.

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Tampa, Florida
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157 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went mainly for the roller coasters and were done by evening (went on a week day). I do love all the animals through out the park but we found ourselves getting turned around quite frequently because of all the side trails and lack of signs. You also do not need to take the tram from the parking lot to... More 

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Portland, Maine
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fun day but, was hoping for a little more. Get there before the park opens for best parking. Getting our tickets and dining plan bracelets was quick and easy. Review the park map before you go. Very confusing even with the app and paper map. I wish they also had better signs thru the park. Or more workers to ask.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there for the afternoon on Easter Sunday to see Newsboys in concert and attend the food & wine at Busch Gardens. Lot's of fun rides and shows plenty of animals and good food a little pricey though.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to Busch Gardens Tampa yesterday and two days earlier with my 14 year old daughter. We had a blast. Our favorites were the thrilling Sheikra (ride in the front), the smooth and tricky Montu, and the long and fun Cheetah Hunt, and seeing the elephants. :) My tip is to purchase tickets online through Busch Gardens and to... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Roller coasters and animals good amount of both. There was something to do or see at every turn. The shows offered with admission that run through park were entertaining you must see show at Moroccan Theater it's fabulous!!!

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Manchester
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic time here. Queues much shorter than at the Disney Parks and many more rides for coaster thrill seekers. Falcons fury frightened the life out of me but I mustered the courage to go on twice. The gorillas are amazing spent a good 40 minutes watching them. We were there from opening time and were one of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed Busch Gardens. The last time we were there it smelled really bad and I don't really remember anything we did. This time it did not smell :) My son really enjoyed the rides-they had more carnival type rides. My daughter who is 7 but very tall for her age struggled with the rides. She was either too... More 

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1 Thank A-Mmom9
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As soon as you walk in you know you're not in Disney, disinterested staff and generally looking a bit run down. The rides are good though. Was annoyed that they charge $5 for a tiny cup of nectar to feed the birds as it includes a photograph you can't opt out. I did enjoy my day here but I don't... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an awesome day filled with lots of fun. There's something for everyone, no matter if you enjoy riding rides or the wildlife. The food was awesome.

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