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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

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Address: 1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5958
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+1 813-935-8552
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is home to more than 1300 animals and famous for...

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is home to more than 1300 animals and famous for having one of the most beautiful, tropical zoological settings in the world. The Zoo brings together animals and visitors to create unforgettable, natural connections. Guests get closer to wildlife than ever before by touching a giant tortoise, feeding a giraffe, getting nose-to-horn with an Indian rhino, hand-to-fin with slippery stingrays and more! Families can also splash in water play areas, feel thrills on rides and take in educational shows.

Love manatees? The Zoo is the only place in Tampa where guests can see Florida manatees year round. At the David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Hospital, the Zoo’s veterinary and animal-care staff treat sick, injured and orphaned manatees, and return them to the wild after rehabilitation. The Zoo also cares for the most diverse group of Florida wildlife anywhere, and has won numerous awards for animal preservation.

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Enjoyed feeding the giraffes

For $5 they will give you romaine lettuce to feed the giraffes and it was awesome. The kid's love it.

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48 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For $5 they will give you romaine lettuce to feed the giraffes and it was awesome. The kid's love it.

Thank Carla C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This zoo if full of interactive activities. Always clean and the animals are well taken care of. Lots to do for every age.

Thank JJPCheers
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited many zoos over the years, but the layout at Lowry Park is the best. The zoo does a nice job of getting visitors close the animals.

Thank Seafi
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the zoo with my family of five (three girls 10,8, and 3). We are from Pennsylvania and have never been to the Lowery Zoo before. The zoo was well laid out and the animal were easily to see. The animal enclosures were extremely clean and large. We really enjoyed feed the lorikeets nectar. Also the manatee hospital was... More 

Thank Jared L
Springfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an exceptional zoo. A great way for people to interact with the animals!!! Whenever you visit Tampa, add this to your to-do list!!!

Thank MikePaul26
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When we went they had animal babies They have strollers and motorized cars for disabled people to rent. We got the city pass. It a really good deal. You get into alot of attraction. Seem price but go online and check out the fees to get into the bigger places. Just busch gardens is almost the price. It's smaller then... More 

Thank Julie M
St. John's, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Decided to pay a visit to the zoo and was pleasantly surprised, considering some of the reviews were very negative. The only spot that was closed was the Cheetah enclosure. I don't think I have ever been to a zoo where everything was open! It was very nice. We hit on feeding times for some of the animals and had... More 

Thank MLV038
Binghamton, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean, animals all out and about the day we were there. Got to feed a giraffe. Could use some better signage to get around inside the park the paper map is confusing. The tram ride is fun but do it early.

Thank emtpeep
Sebring, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo is perfect size..... not to big not to small. Lots of animals, all the usual you would expect elephants, giraffes, apes. They had a pretty cool dinosaur exhibit that you walk through that has a bunch of animatronic dinosaurs. We went in a Monday and not all the food places were open but it wasn't that busy so... More 

Thank sks8686
Michigan City, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I bought the CityPass which is absolutely phenomenal deal as we were able to go to 5 attractions for a fraction of the cost. Seriously I cannot rave enough about this. The Lowry Park Zoo was great for a half day adventure. We toured all the areas, photo opped with animals, fed giraffes and did the safari tour (highly recommended).... More 

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