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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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It was a pretty cool zoo. They had a lot of animals and my friends and I enjoyed it! We would definitely come back and definitely visit again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

While we do own a zoo membership, and we enjoy walking around the zoo as a way to spend a morning or afternoon, the zoo itself has made improvements to certain areas but is still stuck in the 60s in most of the animal exhibits. The Trails of Africa section is basically a spruced up landscape change from what I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It was a pretty cool zoo. They had a lot of animals and my friends and I enjoyed it! We would definitely come back and definitely visit again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Birmingham Zoo has made great improvements during the last decade, and they continue to make more. We love visiting as a family!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is y far my favorite zoo! The animals are all in natural habitats which lends itself to learning and I think makes the animals happier. An all-day adventure with plenty of places to rest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great family fun! Loved the butterfly garden and petting zoo! Great zoo staff! We look forward to going back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

There was a lot to see and I thought the animals looked very happy. The children's zoo and petting zoo is fun, lots of goats to pet. The shows are nice and lots of cool animals to see. There is a water area for the kids to play in which they thought was fun. Loved the Birmingham Zoo!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

This was a great day at the zoo for my family and friends. The Birmingham Zoo has added more things for visitors to physically do such as ride the camels,feed the giraffes, zip lining, tube sliding, water splash pads, and the pool of suds. The train and the carousel still exists as always. We were there for about 5 hours... More 

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Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We really enjoyed our time at this zoo. We took the train ride and the conductor shared some facts with us about the zoo and animals. We also took a camel ride, and our son fed a giraffe lettuce. The flamingos were really close. Great for a photo op. The only thing I didn't care for was the gift shop.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We love Animals we enjoyed every moment we spent looking at all the animals we would love to go again in the future!!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a fun zoo with lots to do with the animals and rides! Zipline is fun, feeding the lorikeets and giraffes is a must do. Train and carousel rides are always fun too. Water fountains for the kids to splash and play is a wonderful way to end the day at the zoo. 2 cafes to choose from if... More 

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Additional Information about Birmingham Zoo

Address: 2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
Phone Number: 205-879-0409
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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