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Birmingham Zoo

2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
205-879-0409
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Ranked #16 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Our family had a great day at the zoo. Very different and unique birds, Rhino's, splash pad for kid's, over sized inflatable filled with bubbles, Giraffe feedings for the kid's to get up close with the giraffes. The only con I would say is there's no outside food or drinks allowed. We traveled from TN and our local zoo don't... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Having spent the first half of my life in Birmingham, the zoo was a favorite place to go. It has, of course, been redone and is a very nice environment for the animals as well as visitors. We went on a Tuesday which is buy one ticket, get second one free, so it was pretty crowded. In addition to the... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We spent a morning at Birmingham Zoo. Lovely park environment, but I was concerned that some animals did not appear to have a great deal of room eg Orang Utans, also the Gorilla was a male on his own which seemed unfair as they are social animals. Maybe zoos are no longer PC.

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Calera, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We have been to many zoos in the US. The Birmingham zoo is not large however it is a very nice zoo. Lots of trees to provide shade while you stroll around. Parking has always been easy when we have gone. Good variety of animals and it is easy to walk around. Kids enjoy watching the primates on the islands.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Take a swimsuit and towel for your kids! They love the water feature. It's great to have lunch outside and let the kids play in the water. Also, the climbing rocks are great fun in cooler months when the water feature is turned off. GO ON A TUESDAY...HALF PRICE!

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