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Jungle Island

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Miami, FL, USA
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About Jungle Island
Jungle Island, a favorite South Florida landmark, is an intimate eco-adventure park and events destination located in the heart of Miami, across from the cruise ports between Downtown Miami and South Beach. Building upon a rich tradition that began in 1936, Jungle Island is home to thrilling new attractions designed to take guests to new heights and some of the world's most rare exotic animals. Visitors enjoy immersive, real-life jungle experiences including treetop adventures, engaging animal shows and informative exhibits while strolling by streams and waterfalls under a lush canopy of tropical trees. Book unforgettable hands-on encounters with fascinating animals or go on privately guided behind-the-scenes VIP tours - just like the many A-list celebrities who frequent Jungle Island. With its newly renovated Bloom Ballroom and picturesque outdoor spaces including a private beach, the 18-acre park also serves as Miami’s destination for extraordinary events.
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TrailBlazer237393 wrote a review Jan 2021
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Almost each year we visit at least once this jewel of Miami, and it is always a positive, invigorating experience. This year it was one of very few places open right before NYE 2021. We had a family "audience" with their... capybara! Jungle Island has 4 of them. They let the visitors chaperoned in the presently still closed Jungle to meet the animals in their replicated-to-match-their-natural habitat. In the past we also has lemur encounter. As an added bonus, talking parrots, lavish scenery, chair swings. Proceed from there to Miami Beach, Art Deco, Lincoln Road. If you wonder further to South Beach, check out Matryoshka and Kalinka stores and adjacent small restaurants. Also several Asian and Brazilian places in a short drive.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Henry Mensah wrote a review Dec 2020
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Park itself is well maintained. We had a pretty good time. Admission is little bit overpriced. I will try to come back to finish the rest of your in near future.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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ChiefGuru wrote a review Mar 2020
Decatur, Indiana3414 contributions391 helpful votes
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Jungle Island, formerly Parrot Jungle, is an excellent eco-adventure park on Watson Island, Miami, Florida. Watson Island is just East of Miami and (via bridges) connects Miami with Miami Beach. The location was originally Pinecrest Gardens, when purchased in 2002 to relocate Parrot Jungle from Pinecrest, FL. The location was renamed to Parrot Jungle Island in 2003. Ultimately, in 2007, renaming again occurred this time to Jungle Island. The association with parrots is easy to understand, as these birds are pervasive when you initially enter the park. I will share that this can be a popular venue. As a result, crowds can exist. As out-of-towners, we are not aware if better parking options exist or not. I share this as we drove through their parking garage (inside and roof top) a couple times, as well as the outside lot across the street from their rear, when we arrived around 10:30 am. Nothing was available. We asked the garage attendant, however, she did not understand English well and we did not speak Spanish. Ultimately, we tried the garage again, went to the roof top and (like many others before us) parked in a no parking space. When we left the park at roughly 2:00 pm, the garage and its roof top area were mainly empty of cars. I infer from this that mornings may be the busy time for the park? Regardless, the parking situation, we enjoyed the park. Four adults and a three year old - fun was had by all. Of course, much of my joy was watching the three year old look at everything in wonder. He especially liked holding and having his picture taken with the parrots, the animal petting portion of the park and the "jungle gym" playground. Hard to imagine that this park was significantly damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017, as it looked great when we visited. As befitting its name, this was like walking through a jungle. The vegetation was tremendous. Even though the park is already an excellent time, a number of construction projects were in process when we visited. I am sure the park with only gain interest when these are complete. Jungle Island has a great selection of birds, mammals and reptiles to see. Additionally, they have two regularly scheduled shows: Winged Wonders Show (featuring many different birds) and Wild Adventures Show (featuring birds and reptiles). Both shows are included with admission. They were both entertaining, especially the Winged Wonders. Other areas of Jungle Island, such as Adventure Bay, Superflight, Escape Room and Treewalk Village, are available at an extra cost. Also, for an extra charge, available are VIP animal encounters: Lemur Interaction, Sloth Encounter, Flamingo Experience, Capybara Encounter or a VIP Private Tour. We did not indulge in any of the added cost options and still had no issue spending three plus hours at Jungle Island. We definitely enjoyed our visit to Jungle Island and would recommend going, especially with children.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from GuestRelationAllison, Guest Relations Manager at Jungle Island
Responded 23 Apr 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! I will certainly pass on your wonderful comments to the team. It was a pleasure to have you and your family join us at Jungle Island! We look forward to welcoming you back at Jungle Island again!
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jrboynemd wrote a review Mar 2020
Jacksonville, Florida1 contribution
I love nature so any attraction that takes me outdoors is usually a win. This destination seems to be a work in progress, some attractions being added, some under construction, some not yet opened. Lemurs are my favorite animals and I never thought I would get to touch one. The lemur encounter was well worth the price of admission and the extra charge but unless you were a crazy lemur lover you may not agree.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from GuestRelationAllison, Guest Relations Manager at Jungle Island
Responded 23 Apr 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! I will certainly pass on your wonderful comments to the team. Aren't the Lemurs awesome?! It was a pleasure to have you join us for the lemur encounter and we are pleased you loved them as much as we do! We look forward to welcoming you back at Jungle Island again!
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Anne G wrote a review Mar 2020
Old Forge, New York7 contributions2 helpful votes
We didn’t see any big cats, leopards, tigers etc. The alligators were very difficult to see as the viewing area had very dirty windows. The water in the habitat was very dirty. It was $50 and not worth it. They charge extra for any “adventure”. I would not recommend. We kind of liked the ladies that put on the show with the pot belly pig, penguins, snake. Best part.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from jungleislandUSA, Guest Relations Manager at Jungle Island
Responded 9 Mar 2020
First of all I would like to thank you and your family for visiting! I’m sorry to read we were not able to live up to your expectations. Our big cats had to unfortunately be relocated a few years ago due to the devastation from Irma. You can view the list of our exotic wildlife at https://www.jungleisland.com/shows-wildlife/animals/ Our general admission price includes Adventure Bay, Treewalk Village, Manu Aviary, Kangaroo Walkabout and much more. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly with any further comments or concerns. We hope to welcome you again in the future to discover: Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park, TreeTop Trekking aerial adventure, VR, Superflight and many more exciting new products.
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