The Busch Gardens Unofficial Site
Want to experience some real adventure? Visit Busch gardens, eight miles northeast of downtown Tampa. It’s a complete family adventure park that includes different encounters and attractions of African wild life. The place houses thrilling rides, live shows, restaurants, games, and shops. One of the most popular attractions for the visitors is its incredible Zoo that maintains a large collection of animals in their natural form such as lions, zebras, Giraffes, hippos, rhinos, Gorillas, hyenas, gazelles, impalas, and many more. The gardens opened just about as a bird sanctuary and over a period of forty years developed into a 335- acre wild life and amusement park with African theme. An enjoyable experience, with a perfect view of animals roaming around the place in a free setting. There are several options for the rides to tour the gardens like railway ride, aerial sky ride, truck ride and walkways too. The park features:
- Colorful tropical birds show
- Musical show
- Adventure camps
- Ice shows
- Group adventures
The place is Ideal for adventure lovers of all ages. The park offers exciting roller coaster for adults and safe small rides for children. One of the most distinct activity enjoyed by the children at Busch gardens is archeological digging at King Tut’s tomb that is built similar to Egyptian pharaoh's burial site. Enough is really not enough at the park as the entertainment even extends to few water and Congo River Rapid a raft ride for children. The garden is just 35 minutes away from Tampa International Airport. The Busch gardens shuttle express service runs for only $10 a person for a round trip from Orlando. For information on pick up time and service, call 1-800-221-1339 The park has numerous restaurants, snack bars, souvenir shops and juice stands conveniently located in the premises. The park is open daily, year-round, with varying hours.