Sarasota Jungle Garden, Sarasota
Sarasota Jungle Garden, Sarasota - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234, United States
Ticket Price: 16 USD
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Sarasota Jungle Garden, Sarasota
This garden has been serving as a favorite of people from all parts of the world for quite a few decades. The garden and park is in the main sphere of the city and is often considered as the best local park over here. Apart from just being known as a traditional and old fashioned botanical park, it is also known to put up lovely shows for people of all ages.
This family destination that we can see now was once declared as an impenetrable banana swamp. This was bought by a local newspaperman who wanted to give it the structure of a botanical garden and thus the work started. The park was at last finished in 1936 and then officially inaugurated in 1940 to what we can see now. The park was then sold to the Allyn Family that still remains the owners of this estate.
The garden has a variety of local as well as other exotic plants and shrubs among which the most popular is the Australian nut tree called the Bunya-Bunya. The garden also boasts of the largest Norfolk pine in the world and others such as bulrush, figs, royal palm, selloums, bananas, Peruvian apple cactus, staghorn, oaks, maples, ferns, cypress, etc.
There are shows held here throughout the year and the most watched is the ‘Punch and Judy Show” that is performed by Professor DeWitt. Many children oriented shows are also held here especially during the summer months.
Sarasota Jungle Garden Ticket Prices
- Seniors (62 yrs and above) $14.99; Military (with ID) $13.99; Child (4-16 yrs) $10.99; Child (below 4 yrs) free.
How To reach Sarasota Jungle Garden by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is the Bradenton Airport.
Restaurants Near Sarasota Jungle Garden
- Gold Dynasty Restaurant
- Yummy House China Bistro
- Barnacle Bill’s Seafood
- Hungry Howie’s
- Burger King
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Sarasota Jungle Garden, Sarasota Reviews - Write a Review
I love this place. My parents took me here as a kid and now I am doing the same for my kids. Very beautiful scenery at this place. Cool shows, place is very well kept and the price is great. They have a wide variety of animals for you to view, and it has a very relaxed feel. Great for adults and kids alike.
Quite expensive for what you get. A stinking alligator enclosure, some parrots and flamingos. $16 for senior citizen. $18.00 regular adult admission. Reptile house closed. Only one bird show a day, which we missed. The only saving grace was the big bird experience. Wouldn't go back.
This was a very enjoyable place to visit. Loved feeding the Ibis and flamingos right from our hands. It would have been nice to have been told when buying the tickets that large sections of the place were closed off still for hurricane cleanup. Or at least received a discounted price for it. But still a very nice place.
Oh my gosh so much fun for such a killer price! Staff was awesome! Very friendly. Bird show was super cool to watch! Cant wait to go back! The birds eat right from your hand!!!
What a great place to appreciate true Florida terra firma and the biosphere. Parrots were fun as were the acts! Great family place to go!!! Super reptile handler and staff couldn’t be nicer! Looking for a real Florida experience? Recommend The Sarasota Jungle Gardens. I’m from up north.