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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

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Address: 1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Phone Number: 251-968-5731
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife

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Great place to spend a few hours

Nice place to spend some time away from the beach. Enjoy feeding the goats and the zoo encounters. Clean and well kept. Easy walking and access to the animals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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kevil
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Nice place to spend some time away from the beach. Enjoy feeding the goats and the zoo encounters. Clean and well kept. Easy walking and access to the animals.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is a wonderful family experience about a mile or so from the Gulf coast. There is ample parking and a small gift shop through which you enter to get into the zoo. While it is not huge, the attraction is ideal for kids. There are ample opportunities to feed the goats, llamas and selected other... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My friend and I decided to visit the zoo one Saturday morning and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They answered our questions and gave us lots of information about their animals and programs. The place was clean, the animals all seemed to be well cared for and all and all was enjoyable

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I live 20 minutes away from this zoo and pass by at least twenty times in a summer. Finally I decided to stop in and enjoy the little zoo. It is a cute little zoo with many opportunities to get close to animals. I did not enjoy seeing the animals in such tiny habitats though. Some of the animals need... More 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This little zoo is great for young and old alike. A wide variety of animals are in residence and you can have encounters with kangaroos and lemurs.

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Mobile, Alabama
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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We love our "little zoo that could"!!! Take a relaxing stroll through this charming little zoo with it's park like atmosphere and you will not be disappointed! Sometimes, you can even schedule special encounters with baby animals!! Feed the goats and donkeys! See lions and tigers and bears!! Meet Norman the owl!! You will love it!!!

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Irondale, Alabama, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We enjoyed the zoo. It a small zoo and has a mom and pop feel to it, but it was really nice . They have feed you can buy to feed some of the animals in the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We found out early on a majority of this zoos wildlife came from people who had adopted wild animals then they couldn't care for them (a few of the Tigers, lots of the primates) by speaking with one of the zookeepers. We paid the extra fee to pet kangaroos and the lemurs and I loved the lemurs. They were so... More 

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bay st louis
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My visit was with family 10 of us in all May2015. I can say when I first arrived I noted the zoo was small and the price was like $11 for adults but was under $100 for all of us with each of us a cup of food that is sold so you can feed some animals. I have been... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

We spent several hours here with our family (2 little kids) and everyone loved it. There are various types of birds that roam around the zoo. There were tigers, panthers, lions, bears, and lots of different types of monkeys. We did the kangaroo hands-on experience and we got to pet the baby kangaroos and get our picture taken with them...kids... More 

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