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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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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful campuses around. There have been a lot of updates which have really changed the looks of the whole campus. The Lions den is a great attraction. It's not often you can go see a lion in a local habitat.

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It has surprisingly nice architecture for a public campus, with more detailing on buildings along a small valley, making it have more of the feel of a small private college. The fountain & lions are a little extra.

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Northren Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is Alabama's oldest school. It started before the civil war as a women's seminary and went through numerous name changes until it became UNA. The lion habitat is fun but they won't be there if it is game day. They travel to the stadium in a special trailer so they may help celebrate the great tradition that is southern... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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215 reviews 215 reviews
54 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The most interesting part of this campus is the "lions's den". The pair is beautifully groomed. Loved the old buildings mixed with more contemporary architecture.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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117 reviews 117 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
93 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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