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University of North Alabama

Address: George H. Carroll Lion Habitat, One Harrison Plaza, Florence, AL 35632
Phone Number: 1.800.TALK.UNA
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Florence
Type: Zoos, Cultural
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Stuttgart, Germany
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116 reviews 116 reviews
87 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were really floored by how beautiful the campus was - much nicer than the university of Alabama in Tuscaloosa - one of the nicer small campus environments I have ever seen!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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158 reviews 158 reviews
70 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Thanks to trip advisor, my husband and I visited this beautiful college campus. We just had to see their mascots, Leo III and Una. It is a beautiful campus...I'm sure my pictures don't do it justice. We visited during the week while classes were in session, so had a hard time finding a parking spot in the visitors lot, but... More

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Germantown, Tennessee
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I were very impressed by the beauty and majesty of the part of the campus that we visited on a beautiful early August Sunday afternoon (3 Aug 2014). We entered the campus via the Harrison entrance, where the magnificent fountain and adjoining lion habitat are located. A wonderful surprise is the President's home which one can see... More

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Newburgh, Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Well worth a stop to see the fountain and on-campus mascot lion cage... better than most zoos! On my first visit to Florence, kept seeing these big purple paw prints painted on the roads surrounding the campus... follow them to the main parking lots and you are there!

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Maryville, Missouri, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The university is located in the beautiful and historical part of Florence. The campus is absolutely beautiful and has the distinction of one of only a few campus' in the U.S. housing live mascots. They have a pair of healthy and very content lions in a clean facility near the center pavillion and beautiful fountain.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The tour of the campus buildings, grounds and stop to visit the lions showed that this where modern meets the past in comfortable coexistance. Manageable walking distances make this a place where you have room to spread out without need to get out.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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80 reviews 80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is a beautiful campus with many attractions. We enjoy their Theatre as well as beautiful parks with a world renowned water fountain, as nice as ones in Rome. Stop and have your picture made in front of the fountain and just a block away is the University mascot, a real Lion. He is a beauty, so don't miss him.

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Lexington, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Been there, graduated from there, recommend there to anyone looking to further their educational background. It's large enough to accommodate but small enough to appreciate.

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Florence, Alabama
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107 reviews 107 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Let it pass. Not really anything to do. Some want UNA to move to Division IA football, but $$$ & community support not there. New campus design needs help. Does not address parking needs.

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Florence, Alabama
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Frederick Olmstead designed the campus, grounds and buildings alike. Bibb Graves Hall has new windows that kind of stick out with the architecture. Mostly neo-Gothic. Plus there is a habitat for the two mascots, Leo III and Una, both Nubian lions. It was well designed and has been a huge attraction for local schools. The current pair are the third,... More

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