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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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  • The weather in Tampa Fl. is pretty warm in february. Great time to spend it in an attraction park with live animals. This place has great rides and lots of beautiful exotic creatures. The lions and cr...  more »
  • We met friends who live in the area to visit the park as a spot to hang out. The park had trouble reading their own tickets, causing a delay in entering. We caught a few shows, and the others who were...  more »
  • The shows are excellent, exciting rides, different options to tour the park and great variety of food .  more »
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  • Cool rollercoasters and awsome gifts shops
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  • Excellent Park to like roller coasters..
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