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University of North Alabama

George H. Carroll Lion Habitat, One Harrison Plaza, Florence, AL 35632
1.800.TALK.UNA
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Florence
Type: Zoos
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- Jul 7, 2014
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Newburgh, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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bna
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Lovely area to walk and enjoy beautiful architecture and landscape plantings. Don't miss Leo & Una live mascots of the University.

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Florence, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The University is spread out over several acres of well manicured green space, walk ways, and constant improvement with new contruction going on. One of the favorite sites on campus is the visit to see the live mascots, Leo and Una, who came to the university as cubs and have grown up on the campus, becoming an intregal part of... More

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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

If looking for a place to relax, just walk around the campus. See the mascot lions or relax by the fountains. Graduated here in 1985 so it is sentimental place. However, don't just drive on by, stop and smell the roses.

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