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Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
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+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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Busch Gardens has it all!

Rides, animals, entertainment, food, restaurants, more rides, petting zoos, zoology presentations, Something for everyone. The thrill seeker, the environmentalists, the nature... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Grayson, Georgia
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Grayson, Georgia
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133 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rides, animals, entertainment, food, restaurants, more rides, petting zoos, zoology presentations, Something for everyone. The thrill seeker, the environmentalists, the nature walker, the animal lover, the imagine, small children, teenagers, mature adults, people who like to learn and beer lovers to name a few. Worth every penny for a great and amazing day that will will be memorable for a... More 

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Southwick, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful adventure. Never been there before and loved every minute of it.. Some locations were difficult to find and we walked around and round. Ate lunch there and price for lunch reasonable.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have just returned from 3 days visiting Busch gardens from the UK. The rides are fantastic! Our personal favourites were cheetah hunt, Sheikra and cobras curse. There were a few queues on the first day with it being Presidents' Day but the other 2 days were extremely quiet with us being the only ones on sheikra and cobras curse... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This park has better animal exhibits than the zoo! There is something for everyone. The park is clean & easy to follow on the map. There are great rides from toddler to adult. The flowers are beautiful! We loved it!

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1 Thank Kathy W
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! We're happy to offer attractions for guests of all ages. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future. More 

Cape Coral, Florida, USA
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great park Will return again had a very pleasurable day The grandkids loved the animals Train ride and most of all the hippo swimming and kiddy rides

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1 Thank Bernie W
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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2 Thank SethFlysher
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! We offer a unique blend of thrills, entertainment and animal encounters. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future. More 

Clarkston, Michigan
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57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts concerning your visit. The comments of our guests are always welcome and greatly appreciated. We look forward to hosting you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this review

Thank you! We’re glad you enjoy it so much! More 

Newnan, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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Thank Shannon S
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts concerning your recent visit to Busch Gardens. The experiences and comments of our guests are always welcome and greatly appreciated. When an attraction is permanently closed, all mentions of the attraction are removed from the website and park because you can no longer experience it. The health, welfare and safety... More 

London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this review

Hi Melissa! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts concerning your recent visit to Busch Gardens. The experiences and comments of our guests are always welcome and greatly appreciated. We have shared your comments with the leadership team for their review and appropriate action. More 

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