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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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Description: 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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Don't let a little rain deter you

The morning we went to the zoo it was forecast of rain and it did spit on us most of the morning, but I think it made the animals more active and we got to see a bunch of them up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It was perfect…as I type this I am wearing my T-Shirt from the zoo!! Lots of food and places to sit..plus you are very close to the stunning animals!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The morning we went to the zoo it was forecast of rain and it did spit on us most of the morning, but I think it made the animals more active and we got to see a bunch of them up close since there wasn't any crowds. Be sure to check out the lion feeding as that is really cool... More 

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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One of the larger zoos I have visited, my husband and I spent approx 3 hours here. Loved the interactive Lorikeet exhibit, and the safari area. Bathrooms are not as clean and well kept as I would expect, but the grounds are nice overall.

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Toccoa, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Birmingham Zoo is a smaller zoo that is in the process of being up-dated and will be much better for the animals when many of the enclosures are enlarged. It is not huge and most of the walks are shaded so we were not uncomfortable even in August in the middle of the day. The entrance signs were confusing... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I can't wait to visit zoo's in cities I have visited. This one is quite good. Layout and animal exhibits are well done. Great photo opportunities especially if you come early in the morning.

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Chelsea, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

I have been going here for years. The new updates are very nice. The petting zoo is nice. Love the train rides amd the water area for the smaller kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Took my son here and he loved it! Just make sure you get there early because there is so much to do and you want to have time to see it all. Wear your walking shoes because some of the exhibits are pretty spread out. Also with any zoo or attraction be prepared to spend money. You might be better... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We got a season ticket for the whole family last year and LOvED it!! The holiday activities and the walk-in bird cage were our favorite parts!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Likes, The new arrangements of the animals is more inviting and more open. It has more for all ages(young children to seniors) The cost is still reasonable in my opinion. Dislikes; The is way to much construction on the zoo as well as the roads leading to the zoo. I live here and it was confusing to me as how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Visited early in the day, was able to see the Sea Lion show, feed the elephants, and see two other shows. Nice, small zoo. Definitely go when the weather is cool.

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