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Nationally accredited, the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is one of the best attractions in the city. Celebrated by locals and travelers, this 52-acre park features exotic creatures such as panthers,... Read More
Nationally accredited, the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is one of the best attractions in the city. Celebrated by locals and travelers, this 52-acre park features exotic creatures such as panthers, alligators, leopards, bears and lions. Guests pay one rate to enjoy lively multimedia animal shows and feedings and a boat cruise to the primate island to see monkeys and lemurs. For its size, it boasts some superlative exhibits. The Black Bear Hammock, for instance, is the largest such accredited exhibit east of the Mississippi. The grounds are attractively maintained with the lush vegetation of the zoo's once-called Caribbean Gardens. Play areas amuse toddlers. To take in all the sights and shows requires about four hours.
1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd
Naples, FL 34102-5260
- Daily 9am-5pm
- Adult (13-64) $19.95; Senior (65+) $18.95; Military $12.95; Child (3-12) $12.95; Child (0-2) Free
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: It started as a botanical garden, so its flora combine with its incredible array of fauna to make it world-class.
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Lots of animals, playgrounds and educational programs make this a well rounded family experience.