The Kiss

If you’re within driving distance of Tampa, then we highly recommend that you get a van rental and visit Lowry Park Zoo. Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is rated the #1 Best Zoo for Kids in the United States by Parents Magazine. TripAdvisor also gave the Lowry Park Zoo its 2014 Certificate of Excellence.

So what makes Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo so great? According to Parents Magazine, visitors to the zoo get up-close encounters with all kinds of animals. Whether riding a llama or being within arm’s reach of a kangaroo, kids from all over get firsthand experience with some of nature’s coolest creatures.

The Lowry Park Zoo is divided up into several different habitat areas: Safari Africa and Ituri Forest, Wallaroo Station, Asian Gardens and Sulawesi Aviary, Free Flight Aviaries, Florida Boardwalk, Florida Manatees and Aquatic Center, Primate World, and Birds of Prey. In total, Lowry Park Zoo of Tampa has more than 1,000 different animals spread out over 56 acres of engaging and beautiful habitats.

Another perk of the park is that it has seven rides, and the price of the rides is included in your admission. So you can ride the Tasmanian Tiger Family Coaster or the Outback Bumper Boats to your heart’s content. Rides are spread out throughout Lowry Park and are fun for all ages.

You will want to check the Lowry Park Zoo website for detailed ticket information and hours. Also, if you hold a membership to any other U.S. zoo, be sure to check online to see whether your zoo membership qualifies you for a discounted or free ticket into Lowry Park. We also recommend that you reserve a van rental and take advantage of Lowry Park Zoo’s free parking. Call Carl’s Van Rentals of Tampa at 1-800-565-5211 or 813-872-7111 to inquire about our van rental options.