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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
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
Most recent review
- Apr 2, 2014
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Jackson, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We stopped by the campus to check out the Lion habitat. What an impressive structure and magnificent beasts! The best part was when the lady who raised them came by and we struck up a most delightful conversation. We left with huge grins on our faces.

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Top Contributor
363 reviews 363 reviews
48 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Having attended UNA it always does this ole heart some good either strolling around campus on foot or cruising through in car. Beautiful campus with tons of magnificent trees and awesome water fountains. Check out Leo the lion; the fabulous mascot. Grap a set and watch the foit traffic and feed the squirrels. Attend a basketball game at beautiful Flowers... More

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