"Bush Gardens - the Animals" Top 5 Page for this destination Busch Gardens Tip by tampa_shawn

Busch Gardens, Tampa: 42 reviews and 58 photos


Bush Gardens is more than just an amusement park it is also quite the zoo so please take time to enjoy the animals. I have had season passes about 5 of the 10 years I've lived in Tampa and still enjoy wondering around the park - even on those days when I don't feel like doing the rides.

My favorites are the various talks the zoo keepers do (will be on the park schedule), the Hippo pool & the gorillas wildlife area.

If you are really into animals there are several back stage tours you can do for a fee. There is even a "zoo keeper for the day" program.

If you are really into animals it is well worth buying a season pass and also visiting Bush Gardens two sister parks in Orlando - Sea World and Discovery Cove (dolphins and snorkeling). If your interested in going to these parks buy the tickets at the same time for a discount.

Link to educational resources on Bush Garden's Animals see below

Address: Corner of Busch Boulevard and 40th Street
Directions: Eight miles northeast of downtown Tampa · Two miles east of Interstate 275 at the Busch Boulevard exit · Two miles west of Interstate 75 at exit 265 · One hour from Orlando via Interstate 4
othercontact: http://www.swbg-animals.org/anim
Phone: 1-888-800-5447
Website: http://www.buschgardens.com/BGT/default.aspx

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 16, 2007
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