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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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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Best little zoo around!

My family and I love this zoo. We just went for the 1st time and enjoyed it so much we got an annual membership (and we live over 1.5 hours away-1 way). It was upkeep better than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I love this zoo. We just went for the 1st time and enjoyed it so much we got an annual membership (and we live over 1.5 hours away-1 way). It was upkeep better than most animal establishments locally. We love zoo's, wildlife and nature and visit zoo's , theme parks and aquariums a lot. This park was... More 

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Foley, Alabama
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After growing up with the San Diego Zoo I'll admit it makes for a tough act to follow. However the Little Zoo is a great afternoon outing! I have been Field Trip Mom/Grandma for 2 decades, enjoying seeing the Zoo grow. It is well kept and they continue to improve yearly. The best part for most visitors is hand feeding... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entry is small and not well cared for. Price was high for what you are experiencing. The animals are in tiny enclosures and look lethargic and bored. The bird exhibit is stacks of cages. This is a very sad place to visit.

Thank 107darlene
Valparaiso, Florida
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo is small but a nice place to visit if you are in the area. All of the employees were very friendly.

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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is one of the cleanest happiest zoos we have ever had the pleasure of visiting. The animals all look so healthy and happy. Love this little zoo!♡

Thank lizzard5
Anderson, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited this zoo in jan 2016. We loved it, the place was exceptionally clean, staff was super friendly, and the animals were great and appeared to be well taken care of. We especially enjoyed the animal encounters with the kangaroos, lemurs and sloths. This zoo appeals to children and adults as well, my daughter is 20... More 

Thank Theresa C
Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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91 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smaller zoo, but great outside exhibits. The kids were able to feed a fair amount of the animals. The variety was great and the write up on each animal(s) was very educational. I would say the cost was a bit high for going here with kids because they only are there a short period.

Thank dbeaum1222
Orange Beach, Alabama
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

reasonably priced,,,,clean,,,,fun for the whole family....easy location to find,,,,don't miss it when visiting gulf shores!

Thank romarvillage
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55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my daughter's first trip to a zoo. My husband and I were very pleased with this experience for her--and for us! The zoo is not as large as other zoos I have been to, but it has plenty of variety of animals. The lemur island when you first walk in is really pretty. Being able to pet and... More 

Thank wanderingwonderer
Navarre, Florida
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62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this little zoo! We had a delightful time. And you can tell each and every one of the animals are very very cared for! Even their attack goose. He picked me out of a crowd although funny he seemed to have it out for me, even the 2nd time around...LOL I remember this little zoo from the show,... More 

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