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Birmingham Zoo

2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
205-879-0409
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Ranked #18 of 46 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I was given a membership for my son's first birthday and I have already used it more than enough to pay for itself in the first two months of having it, I would purchase the membership myself now. It's so convenient to be able to take my son somewhere that can entertain us both. I adore the lorikeet section, I... More

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

FOr her 16th birthday our daughter chose the Birmingham Zoo because she wanted to feed a lorikeet...the zoo didn't fail her! We all had a wonderful time and look forward to our next visit.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Having been to the San Diego Zoo and the Houston Zoo, I would say for a city the size of Birmingham, the zoo stacks up pretty well. Elephants, camels, giraffes, lions, tigers, many different animals. Great train ride, good food choices. Very pretty setting.

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Dandridge, Tennessee
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20 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

During a visit to see our daughter at UAB recently, we decided on the zoo as a fun way to spend time together. We went on a cool, clear, Saturday morning, and it was just a perfect day for walking around and seeing the animals. Parking was easy, and the zoo DOES offer military and student discounts, so our tickets... More

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Houston
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60 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Clean and very well maintained beautiful grounds. The animal pens are of adequate size and several of them have wine covered viewing areas with benches which is really nice and protects you from the sun. Very pleasant way to spend several hours.

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globeseeker007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I enjoy visiting zoos and have visited zoos throughout the U.S. and the world. We decided to take this one in while in Birmingham. Since Halloween was approaching, the grounds were filled with items relating to this holiday. We went on a weekday and it wasn't crowded. It has a train that one can ride for an... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Birmingham Zoo features a very good layout that is size efficient. Most of your top animals are in attendance. All within an easy walk within each other. Cleanliness is very good and the animals seem to be in good spirit. I'd definatly recommend the zoo for quick trips with the family.

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Mobile, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We see a number of zoos with our little one who loves them. Bham Zoo is by far among the best. New Orleans Zoo is pitiful and i am so pleased to get to take my family to the zoo i remember, ride the train and watch them enjoy one of my childhood favorites. It has changed quite a bit,... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This zoo has come light years since I moved to Birmingham in 1985. It is on a course to become the most outstanding destinations in the state. If you haven't been lately, get out and visit NOW!

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Mansfield Ma
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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