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Birmingham Zoo

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Address: 2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
Phone Number: 205-879-0409
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train, hop on...

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.

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It is the best zoo I have ever been to and it is very clean. The atmosphere is very active and there is something going on all the time. Great people and animals, it is amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
120jake
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Oneonta, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved it me and my boyfriend had a good time though a lot of animals were inside. Ive been in warmer months and its a great place for dates and famalies.

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Thank Halie K
Oneonta, Alabama
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is the best zoo I have ever been to and it is very clean. The atmosphere is very active and there is something going on all the time. Great people and animals, it is amazing.

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Thank 120jake
Birmingham, Alabama
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a smaller zoo and a great place to take kids. We are members here and find that it is fun to go for short visits. It is never too crowded and there are many things for kids of all ages to enjoy. Our favorites are the carosel and the little playground near the eating area.

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Thank AshleyBL2015
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Birmingham Zoo is a wonderful day or 1/2 day experience in Birmingham. It is clean, and well kept. There is a lot to see and do!

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Thank LMarlow5
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the relaxed evening with the animals. The ones in the cage where great too. We took our time and saw some great animals. One never knows how teenagers will react to ANYTHING!

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Thank S S
Birmingham, Alabama
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Birmingham Zoo is nice, but each year they keep charging extra for things like feeding the giraffes or going down the slide.....It would be nice for families if there was one price that you paid to get in and everything was included. Additionally, the family membership continues to increase. It is nice but it is not the Atlanta zoo.

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Athens, Alabama
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever my family and/or my friends go to a zoo, we usually go to Birmingham. It's close to our town and is generally a good zoo. It lacks in the mammal section, however. This zoo is in a little need of a good wash. If you are the Tennessee Valley, it is a good experience, and I prefer it over... More 

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Thank thetravelingpreteen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

spent 3 hours at the zoo. Was amazed at the bird collection and some unusual animals, like the red panda. Clean and well layed out.

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Thank tennismaven
Huntsville, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i love how they are adding new exhibits. i went during the summer last year during a 'dollar days' promotion. there were a lot of people at the zoo that day, and i noticed the animals all looked as though they were in distress. the birds were the most noticeable, as they were pulling their feathers out . one bird... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The zoo was a great place to visit. We really enjoyed the Trails to Africa. The fencing for the elephants and the rest of the animals were cables which actually were easier to see them through. Take the time to walk slowly and enjoy yourselves.

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