A delightful place for the kids as well as adults, Jungle Island is a great way to spend a day outdoors. Located just minutes ... More
A delightful place for the kids as well as adults, Jungle Island is a great way to spend a day outdoors. Located just minutes away from downtown Miami, the park is full of birds and animals. It was started by Franz and Louise Scherr, who wanted a place for their birds to fly free. Today the park is also home to many animals such as penguins, orangutans, crocodiles and even tigers. There's also the Treetop Ballroom where nature fans can have their events, planned to the last detail by their in-house staff.
Visited Parrot Jungle Island when my grandchildren came to visit from Colorado. Nothing like it used to be when it was located on Red Road. Back then it was lush, green and welcoming. You used to be able to sit down and enjoy breakfast, shade and breezy ventilation. NO MORE! It has now become a tourist trap. Costly admission, costly parking, costly food, costly portraits, costly snacks for the birds, a concrete jungle, not much to do, narrow pathways, not enough animals, too hot from much sun and no shade....overall, a bad experience. I even had a run-in with a park employee. It took an audience with a manager to calm us down. They offered discunted return tickets for our trouble but I declined them. The kids left hot and cranky, though they enjoyed the animals. I will never return. To me, it was a major rip-off!
Although the internet site does note, "Severe inclement weather may affect Jungle Island’s hours.", the sign at the ticket window does not, nor does the sales rep warn you what constitutes severe weather in their mind. We are from Phoenix, AZ (the no rain state) and I hate rain. Yes, hate is a strong word, but true. That being said, after spending $150, we decided to stay even after a few short rain spurts. (If I could handle it, anyone could!) But after only 1 hour there and four hours before the park closing time, we were told everyone had to leave. Management would only offer everyone a 4 day extension back into the park. I requested a refund since the park personnel who told us they were closing the park said we would get one as we were leaving the next day on our cruise. Management not only refused our refund, but was extremely rude to not only me but several other guests in the same situation. I suggest for what you get there (it is a SMALL zoo), you are better off spending your money elsewhere!
For one, it's way too expensive. Like $30 per ticket plus $7 for parking. Second, there isn't a whole lot going on. The enclosures for the crocodile and tigers look too small, the beach is small and no swimming is allowed, and there are almost no water fountains in the park, forcing you to buy water in the vending machines which is another $3. I will say the bird and reptile shows are nice, but the tiger show is very disappointing.
they have cute adorable penguins from south africa. restrooms are clean and overall facility is update and the best show is the one with the cockcatoo riding the bycicle. it was a little crowded on the day we went but we still had a great time,will visit again.
Last week I took some friends from Holland for the first time after it moved to the park(we visited parot jungle many times before it moved)
I was very disappointed with the whole set up and special for the Price that was charged
The shows where nothing like I remembered and the shirts of the trainers took away from the birds colors and other animals
At the snake show you hardly could see the reptiles if the trainers hold them in front of theme
Yes it is a pretty park with a lot of foilage but nothing like parrot jungle was before
I do not know on this moment if I will come back and if I will take family or frinds back
There was very like drink places. And the water slide was down and the so-called beach, we could only sit in chairs, no wading very poor marketing I would never had gone there if I knew that you could not do ½ the things you wanted to do, were not open or working
This was the most wonderful experience, and well worth the trip. We had a wonderful time interacting with the parrots. I have been there three times and plan to return. I live in Virginia and I only wish I lived closer I would definately visit more often. Keep up the good work, and Thank You for all those wonderful PARROTS!
I'm a native Floridian and out of all the wonderful attractions in Miami I would say the parrot jungle is the worest. I have never been so disappointed the animals like the crocodile the tiger's habits are really heart breaking. On top of it you have people banging on the tanks where the crocs's live. I don't see them having a very good quality of life. The animals would be better off at Metro zoo or even the Alligator farm in Homestead. I bought a annual pass when I went and I know I will never go back. The old parrot jungle on SW 112 Sreet in Pinecrest was so much better they should have never moved. Please save your money on this one it's not really worth going to.
what a shame that such a great piece of property in Miami has gone to such waste.
Way overpriced for the attractions, not enough animals, food overpriced for the quality, even if it is pizza, burgers and hot dogs. On top of all the spending then you drive out and you get hit with another $7 to park in the PARK'S PROPERTY. I asked about alternate parking site and yes there is one. One mile away at the marina for $10................
the only way to go, IF YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST, is to tag along with a school field trip.....
what about real residence discounts!!!!!!!!!
I've been there and I must say... It's a very good experience...There's shows, animals, etc. There is a map of what you can do... and you try your best to go everywhere. It was fun...... the only problem.........NOT ONE OUNCE OF SHADE!!!
If you plan to go to Parrot Jungle Island... you MUST pack sunscreen, a hat, 3 water bottles (per person), and.... MONEY! things are expensive there.... and trust me when I say... NO SHADE... I was litterly dying. I had NO water, and only a hat. It was almost hard to breath.. ( I don't have ashma, I breath fine, I'm a normal person)
But, if you put aside that blazing sun, it's fun. There are animals, shows, alot to do! You can even take a picture with a parrot (it cost like... $15.00) and you can feed the animals ( there's a very reasonable price for food for the animals.. 25-50 cents)It was fun! And you should definatly go if your an animal lover, and like the sun. Here's would I would make for a logo...
" Parrot Jungle...Experence of a Lifetime*
* come at your own risk oof sun damage!
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