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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's OK

Not too bad I have seen worse. I didn't particularly care for the layout of this zoo, and there were many animals they didn't have. The Montgomery zoo is 10x better.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Josh W
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Northport, Alabama
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Northport, Alabama
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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Not too bad I have seen worse. I didn't particularly care for the layout of this zoo, and there were many animals they didn't have. The Montgomery zoo is 10x better.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We came to Birmingham as a family weekend get-a-way. We've been a few years in a roll, so the zoo was one of the places we hadn't been. It was very hot, and unless you were inside a building there wasn't much shade. Do not recommending taking younger children on a hot/warm day. There were some great exibits though. We... More 

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Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Birmingham Zoo has some really great features. They are getting better. The better exhibits: Elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions. The primate house is pretty good, but a little small. The predator house seems small for the animals. The petting zoo is really good and the walk through the Alabama forest is very enjoyable. Having been a member for a couple of... More 

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Wilsonville, Alabama
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We were members of the zoo for two years and made several visits during that time. It is an average zoo to me. Not the best or worst zoo that we have ever been to. It is something that the whole family can enjoy together.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great to see all of the animals that I hadn't seen recently. Would like to go back to see the animals that have been added to the zoo since I have been there.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

One of the few family entertainment venues in the city that is well ran and had been recently updated. They have seasonal programs to attract all ages that are big hits with large groups.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very friendly staff & great volunteers. Do not miss the California Sea Lions show. Our children absolutely love it!! We always start with the show to set the tone of animal/trainer relationship. It's exciting & interactive. Feed the elephants & giraffes. Then go to watch the staff feed the lions. Really cool. The train is fantastic. Carousel is fun for... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love the fact that the zoo keeps growing,lots of activities to keep kids happy,I think Tuesdays are half price admission.

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Birmingham
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you enjoy walking, the outdoors, and just being outside on a spring weekend, then you should go. It's fun and definately worth the trip. I find that kids of all ages enjoy going to the zoo. Enjoy!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We've been to a few zoo's, but none of the really big ones. With that being said it's pretty nice. Really big. The staff is very very nice. Get there early cause they have a lot of free tours or an some relatively cheap shows. Kids absolutely love it. They have several themed times of the year. Check their website.... More 

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