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Birmingham Zoo

2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
205-879-0409
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Ranked #16 of 44 Attractions in Birmingham
Type: Zoos
Owner description: Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train, hop on the carousel, check out the alligator swamp and tropical rain forest: all... more » Owner description: Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train, hop on the carousel, check out the alligator swamp and tropical rain forest: all this and more are offered at this educational and entertaining zoo housing 170 animals from around the world, including endangered species. « less
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Mansfield Ma
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Small city zoo but a surprising number of animals. Well maintained,and a nice train ride and carousel plus a splash pad for little kids. The giraffe exhibit was great and the sections of the zoo were separate so you never felt it was overcrowd at any one time. A nice day with small children.Typical cafeteria food not bad but overpriced... More

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Hartselle, Alabama
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful zoo with lots of interesting animals. Just remember that a fact of southern life in the middle of summer is heat and more heat! The zoo is excellent and they have a water spray area for the kids to run through to cool off (guess I could have run through it also :)

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Winter Haven, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I wished we had known that areas would be closed and that nothing was really going on during weekdays. Zoo was clean and modern. Go on a weekend!!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Let's just say we had an awesome day. Very clean facility parking was a bit hairy. But overall was a great experience. The aquatic area is amazing. We will defiantly be going back.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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92 reviews 92 reviews
38 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We live fairly close to this zoo and visit often. I have been to zoos across the United States and continue to really enjoy this one. They also participate in the reciprocal program with many other zoos. Our family enjoys the shows and animal interactions such as feeding the lorikeets (although last time we had a little too much interactions).... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Who knew!? This zoo is truly amazing given the size of Birmingham. Lots of diverse animals, opportunities to interact, good shows, nice eating venues and a fun kid's area makes it really special. My kids also love the train. Only complaint is the laptop on table setup they use for staff selling tickets or trinkets. Looks pretty ghetto. Get a... More

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Opelika, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I took my grandchildren to the Birmingham Zoo and we loved it. It really is a great zoo. We went on a Tuesday which was $5 admission for kids but decided to buy the $20 adventure pass so they could ride all the rides unlimited for the day. This included a one time zip line ride and a camel ride.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Several animals and several different vantage points available for viewing. Good experience. Definitely will go back.

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Birmingham, al
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been going to the Bham Zoo, since 1963. I loved the old elephant habitat, where we could pet their trunks. But I know that this zoo is much better for the animals. We can still do some improving but it is so much better. My grandkids love it! Great place to go and getting a membership is really... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

My wife and two teenage kids visited the zoo. I grew up here going to this zoo and must say that there have been many changes over the years and most are for the better but now this Africa n them is just over done.

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