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Address: 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
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+1 888-800-5447
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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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Our last trip here was about 10 years ago. We love this park. The combination of animal exhibits and thrill rides is great for our family. They have several excellent roller... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Maureen M
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Buffalo, NY
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Buffalo, NY
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our last trip here was about 10 years ago. We love this park. The combination of animal exhibits and thrill rides is great for our family. They have several excellent roller coasters with many animal exhibits to view in between. The Sheikra and Mantu are old favorites with Cheetah Run a great new favorite. Beware, taller riders on Cheetah Run... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Busch Gardens has to be one of my favourite parks when visiting Florida. The mix of nature - animals, birds and fauna, with the rides makes it suitable for all ages. Usually we visit in October but this visit was early January so park was quite quiet which we loved meaning we could stroll around at our leisure and experience... More 

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Alliston, Canada
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177 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a few days in Orlando and drove over to Busch Gardens. Everyone had a great time. There was a nice mix of animal exhibits, coasters and other rides. It's a great way to spend the day.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With regard to parking, there are over 5000 parking lots available. General parking costs $20 while preferred parking (spots closer to the entrance of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay) costs $26. After we parked our car at the general parking area, we took a short walk to the tram station which takes guests to Busch Gardens. Probably a 2 minutes ride.... More 

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1 Thank 2bearbearSG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Busch gardens is just amazing!! With many many wild animals living in a very wide space! There is also the elephant's lunch time where they put on a show of intelligence and charm! You can even see the medical veterinary area through a glass and see how they operate and treat the injured animals. And cool rollercoasters!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So much fun it is simply a fantastic way to create life long memories with your family. The rides are thrilling but not too scary for kids or adults :).

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a good place to visit. Now I don't go to places with animals, but in the past I used to love them. The roller coasters here are amazing, the best in Florida!

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Crowds are under control during the winter season. Definitely plan a visit then. Nice gardens, lots of shade to protect from the sun. Great rollercoasters. Some of the older coasters are a lot of fun - Montu, Kumba, etc. Just as much a zoo as it is an amusement park (e.g. rides).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

December still has warm weather... It was 85 degrees while Ohio was in the 30s... The seafood I tried at a couple of restaurants was not as good as I had them in California especially for a beach front restaurant.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a really fun place with lots to see. I went on the Kumba, though, and had a headache for the rest of the day...

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