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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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Lagos, Nigeria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Visited this place with the family which comprises of young kids, and it was a really nice time for everyone one. All the animals were well taken care of.

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Alabaster, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The zoo has gotten a little better from what it used to be. I suppose after all of the complaints over the years of the filthy ponds at the zoo, there were steps taken to correct these problems. It was better than our visit last year as far as the park being cleaner trash free.

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Moulton, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Until my visit in August 2014, it had been many years since my last visit. The animals' compounds have been greatly improved, which I found encouraging. There is a good variety of animals and experiences. Our 8 month old grandson loved feeding the giraffes, riding the train....and riding a camel!!! I enjoyed all of those 3 activities also!! The staff... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

It was beautiful. I had trouble finding the different animals. The paths and signs were not clear. It's not as big as some zoos but it is a very beautiful and peaceful place to be. Overall I enjoyed it. I would go back if I was in town there again.

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Bremen, Indiana, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

loves of close parking...reasonably priced....train ride was fun....informative guides at the different animal sites...animal habitats very nice...

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florence, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This Zoo was nice. I would prefer the Memphis Zoo over this zoo. They have lots to do and see but Memphis seems to have more animals.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This Zoo is a great little zoo!! Clean and lovely with well kept animals, great sea lion shows, a fabulous giraffe exhibit and a fun train ride and can all be easily done in 1/2 a day. It is a great outing with children and for romantic dates!!! Don't miss this zoo!!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Birmingham Zoo is a fun place to go on a Saturday. Very well maintained and friendly staff. 1/2 special on Tuesday. Love the Birmingham Zoo!

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Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Not having zoo visitor expertise, I am not quite certain on how to rate our Birmingham Zoo. On a comparison level with a visit several years ago, I was disappointed in the cutbacks of the number of animals. I felt that some of the animals needed a mate; they struck me as a little lonely. On the positive side, there... More

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Celina, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This zoo is really nice! Lots of trees and places to sit down---especially when it's hot! Lots of walking, but not too big of a place. You can easily see everything in one day! Great bird cage where you can actually go in and have the birds sit on you!

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