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Sarasota Jungle Gardens


Sarasota Jungle Gardens is one of the oldest continuously operating attractions in the State of Florida. Open to the public in December of 1940, the “Gardens” has retained its old Florida charm. A visit to the Gardens will bring back the memories of Florida days gone by.

Sarasota Jungle Gardens features 10 acres of lush tropical vegetation, winding jungle trails and entertaining, educational bird and reptile shows throughout the day. The “Kiddie Jungle” features a brand new playground. The Flamingo Café serves delicious sandwiches, ice cream and snacks and is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Our Café has a wide variety of choices. Guests are encouraged to dine at our outside picnic tables!

Your visit isn’t complete without feeding our “free roaming” American Flamingos! We often ask when was the last time you had a flamingo eating out of the palm of your hand?




Here is an opportunity to enjoy a stroll along a trail that wanders through an ever-changingpostcard.jpg landscape of cool, under-story jungle growth and around open pond shorelines. As one meanders through Sarasota Jungle Gardens, a magnificent and wildly overgrown paradise, one wonders how such an abundance began.

Originally, the land was a swampy banana grove.  A local newspaperman purchased these 10 lush acres in the early 1930’s with plans to develop the virgin subtropical jungle into a botanical garden.

Park Hours
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving Day

Admission Rates
All prices subject to change without notice (plus 7% sales tax)

Daily Rate:
Adult …………………………….$15.00
Senior (60 & up) ……………..$14.00
Child (3 - 12) …………………..$10.00
Under 2 are FREE

Child strollers and manual wheelchairs available for rental in the Gift Shop for a nominal fee.

Flamingo Cafe:

Located inside the Sarasota Jungle Gardens and features a wide selection of food items!

Sarasota Jungle Gardens is located at 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, Florida, 34234

Please call (941)[masked] extension 306 for more information. Toll Free[masked]-6547.





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    I loved it! Great place, lots to see and fun people to be around.

    April 13, 2013

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    Great time with cool people, and lots of laughs!

    April 13, 2013

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