Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Sarasota

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#5 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Southwest Gulf Coast
See a variety of tropical and exotic plants and animals in the lush Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Stroll the winding pathways, pausing to admire the lakes and groves along the way. Visit the gardens to observe native creatures, such as egrets, ducks, and lizards, as well as animals from other warm-weather ecosystems. Don't miss what is perhaps the premier attraction: the park's flock of pink flamingos. They wander the grounds and gladly accept treats and affection from visitors. Stop by one of the shows, such as keeper demonstrations, starring the resident birds and reptiles. If you're lucky, you may even take home a photo posing with one of the colorful or scaly creatures. The shows fill up fast, so arrive early to get a good seat. Before you head to Sarasota, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Sarasota trip itinerary builder , to make sure you see all that Sarasota has to offer, including Sarasota Jungle Gardens.
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  • This is by far my most favorite day I have in Florida! My friends and I have been planning this trip for over a year and it was better than we imagined. We didn’t know you could walk amongst the Flami...  more »
  • Visited here with my family and 14 month old grand daughter. She loved being able to hand feed the flamingos and see the birds. The show with small animals was cute and well done. This may be an old a...  more »
  • Feeding the flamingoes and other birds was the real highlight. Great fun, and a unique experience, much like being in the Galápagos Islands without the expense - wild animals that aren't afraid of peo...  more »
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  • We brought our 3 year old and almost 2 year old here a few weeks ago while visiting Florida. It was absolutely perfect for our kids. We had a good time too :) The petting zoo was a hit, feeding the flamingos and fish, the play area... so much stuff for our kids. We were there for about 2 hours, but if you wanted to stay longer and have lunch, they had a nice little restaurant. I highly recommend this place. I do think it’s best for kids 10 and under, but I think everyone would have a good time.
  • I am 78 years old and went alone. I had a wonderful time . I only saw about 1/3 of it and loved it. I use a cane and the walkways are wide and easy to navigate the signs and maps are excellent. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The flamingos were beautiful and many ate the purchased food pellets right from my hand. All the children especially loved to interact with the flamingos. I will definitely go again to see the rest of the gardens and all the other animals.
  • It's a small place so price matched. Staff was friendly and seemed enthusiastic to share their knowledge. We showed up for the Easter Egg hunt. We had no idea this was going on and my seven year old thought it was amazing. The amount of eggs available was truly abundant for a public egg hunt. The landscape and walk were perfect on a warm day. We loved it.
  • It appears to have been there for a while. The staff do a lot with this modest property. We saw three informative shows (reptiles, parrots, and raptors), had a lot of fun feeding flamingos (they eat off your hand), and fed young alligators. There is a small restaurant with kids food sandwiches and wraps, salads, coffee, and other snacks. And the gift shop is quite big and new looking with a wide variety of items. Good for families, art students, and the young and adventurous at heart.
  • Bring your walking shoes. The paths are very nice brick and they feel like they go on for miles. The birds and animals appear to be happy and well taken care of. Very informative shows and opportunities to interact with many other animals. A perfect place to bring your kids.
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