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Animal experiences

From some of the world’s most interesting animals to some of its most endangered, share in our passion for the animals in our care through up-close encounters.
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Rides & attractions

Whether you’re a coaster enthusiast or want rides that are fun for the whole family, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is home to some of Florida's best roller coasters & thrill rides.
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Award-winning shows

Enjoy world-class entertainment with exciting live shows for all ages, including award-winning productions and interactive, kid-friendly shows.
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Seasonal events

From seasonal fireworks spectaculars and beer-inspired festivals to Halloween scares, holiday celebrations and more, there’s always a new reason to visit.
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Accredited & certified

Our animal habitats and animal practices are independently accredited, reviewed, audited, and certified by premier zoological and animal welfare organizations. This ensures that we not only meet, but exceed, the highest standards of animal care, anywhere. According to AZA, fewer than 10% of the ~2,800 animal exhibitors licensed by the USDA in the U.S. have met their standards, and we are one of them.

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Experience the ultimate getaway with our exclusive vacation packages! Stay at top-notch hotels like The Don CeSar, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Embassy Suites Tampa, or Hyatt Place. Enjoy free shuttles, park admission, savor 10% off dining and much more. Book now and make unforgettable memories!
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About Us

Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is a family-oriented theme park featuring up-close encounters with exotic animals, incredible thrill rides and live entertainment. With nearly 3,000 animals representing more than 300 species, the park’s zoological collection is a marquee attraction for families. With 10 thrilling coasters, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is known for the fastest, steepest, tallest coasters in the country. Iron Gwazi, the Parks newest and award-winning thrill ride, takes riders to new heights, plunging for 206 foot tall peak into a 91 degree drop and reaching top speeds of 76 miles per hour. Cheetah Hunt®, a triple-launch roller coaster, carries riders high above the park, and then races down along the ground through a rocky gorge. It is the park’s longest thrill ride and also innovatively integrates the coaster next to the Cheetah Run® animal habitat. Guests can get closer than ever to tigers in Jungala® and soar through the air on Montu®. And, for a behind-the-scenes look at how we care for animals, the Animal Care Center™ welcomes guests to closely observe the veterinary care and treatment we provide every day. The park also offers seasonal events including the terrifying Howl-O-Scream® and the holiday wonderland of Christmas Town™. Just across the street is the Adventure Island® water park featuring water slides, relaxing wave pools and other ways to have fun in the hot Florida sun.

Location: 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612

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