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Address: George H. Carroll Lion Habitat, One Harrison Plaza, Florence, AL 35632
Phone Number: 1.800.TALK.UNA
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Lions Den!

We checked the webcam before we left the house and saw where the lions were located. We arrived at the university about an hour and a half later and saw the lions and they were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Donald D
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked the webcam before we left the house and saw where the lions were located. We arrived at the university about an hour and a half later and saw the lions and they were still in the exact same spot! very nice area to visit. Loved seeing the lions!

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Thank Donald D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular art around it. Great history behind it... a plus is the Lion research program they sponsor. Gr8r is to see actual Lions here. Recommend a stop over.

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Thank Ciden M
Sheffield, Ala. usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The University is a great College. It is well rounded an full of school Spirit. There are great teachers an faculty an people to help an support you. They stand behind their students 110% . The University is a beautiful quite place to attend. There are dorms, an cafiterias an restaurants an a great huge library , a bookstore full... More 

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Thank lureestaples49
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The highlight of this trip to UNA is to see the lions the kids love the lions and taking pics of them and love all the fountains and statues all over the place

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Thank Calbama
Commerce Twp, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

A tour of U of A could not be complete without seeing the lion habitat. It is not just the habitat (cage) itself, it was learning about what goes on behind the rock façade. They have the ability right on the grounds to xray the lion and tend to minor health issues. The lion is weighed and groomed daily and... More 

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Thank Audrey F
Florence, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

UNA's campus is very beautiful. The buildings are just far enough apart that you can get a good workout walking to class without being late. The two beautiful lions on campus are very well taken care of.

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Thank ElvenEyes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

You can't visit Florence (specifically the University of North Alabama campus) without visiting the Lion Habitat. The UNA mascots are a tradition for the school. Each year in the spring, a big birthday party is held for the lions, where young and old come to party with the "king of the beasts". As a former student at UNA, it was... More 

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Thank Lori B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

My daughter has been looking at diff schools. We walked around and she fell in love with the place. We will be back to do a private tour. One of the things that impressed us so much, we came out of the book store and the President of the University was standing there. We stopped to ask directions, he said... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I went to college here, as well as my brother, many years ago. My son and daughter graduated from UNA. They keep expanding the campus, so they must be doing something right.

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Thank Duster
Florence, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This is on a college campus so parking is a problem. It would be best to come later in the afternoon. Kids will love to see two lions up close. Move away if they turn their backside to you or you could be sprayed. Do not bring domestic animals here.

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