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Busch Gardens, Tampa

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Both a theme park and a zoo, Busch Gardens offers a mixture of roller-coaster rides, live shows, dining, shopping, and interactive activities with animals. Opened in 1959 with an African theme, the park now shelters nearly 12,000 animals, spread over 130 hectares (330 acres). You can choose to be an animal keeper for a day or take guided, behind-the-scenes tours of the animal care center, where you can learn how the park's veterinary staff cares for the zoo's residents. The theme park also offers ziplines and water rides. Take advantage of considerable savings by booking your tickets online, and choose from a range of dining and park experiences. Arrange your visit to Busch Gardens and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tampa using our Tampa trip itinerary builder app .
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  • First off, Steven on security is the MF bomb and I love this guy. Super friendly and helpful which is what you need when s### goes wrong. There are lots of awesome animals here and the giraffe feeding...  more »
  • We are glad we went even though some reviews adviced not to. We had an amazing time! Yes the lines are looooong like any other amusement park. We bought the Quick Queue passes for all four of us, time...  more »
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