Photo courtesy of Greg Downing, Visit Jacksonville
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Frequently ranked as one of the best zoos in the country, Jacksonville
Zoo and Gardens houses more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000
plant species. A few highlights: the award-winning Range of
the Jaguar exhibit, the Giraffe Overlook and the 1,400-square-foot
African Loop. There's also a Play Park and Splash Grounds for the kids.