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Birmingham Zoo

2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
205-879-0409
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Ranked #17 of 43 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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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The camel ride is a must do for children big enough to participate. Terrific experience that everyone should do. The camels are actually fairly photogenic, too.

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We absolutely loved it. We had so much fun that we stayed 6 hours and we watched them feed the lions, the sea lion show, and the elephants.

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Georgiana, Alabama
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We only had a short visit, so we paid the $2 or so per person to take the train around the park. It wasn't the best view of the animals, but it did help with our time crunch. The only complaint we have is that it was raining when we got their, so we bought 5 ponchos. As we left... More

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Loxley, Alabama
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

we will for sure go again, The best part for me is when you can't stand the Alabama heat any longer they have a lot of animals you can view from the inside with AC!

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Factoryville, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Some of the enclosures just seem too small. BUT, the volunteers so clearly love the animals, nothing could be bad. Nothing like feeding the giraffes and elephants!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

plenty of shade, good viewing points on the animals, reasonably priced, in a very nice part of town, good selection of animals and attention paid to how they are displayed, children will have fun with a lengthy train ride and a small water play area, no concerns at all about returning, perhaps a 2-4 hour zoo

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Birmingham
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

I visited the zoo on July 5th 2014.I was very disappointed.I had family visiting from out of town and they wanted to go to the zoo. The Zoo looked un kept, there was trash in the cages such as newspaper's and paper bag's and lot's of the cages were empty. I would not go back.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I love how close it is to everything-great with kids or without. The fall brings more attractions with boo at the zoo and hay rides

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Crestview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Birmingham Zoo is awesome. I loved walking through all the attractions. They have indoor and outdoor exhibits, which is great for cooling off in the summer heat. The sea lion show is pretty sweet. I really enjoyed feeding the flamingos. They are very relaxing birds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Was here in june 2014. Nice place to spend the day. Adult entry 15.00 kids 12.00. They have a zip line, carousel, and a train. Those are extra. I would eat before going. They dont allow to bring in food and the food is not very good and service was slow, about 15 min. The botanical gardens are very close,... More

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