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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
Activities: Viewing wildlife

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My daughter and I love zoos and having one of the Best zoos in the nation in St Louis we are a little spoiled. However, what the attraction for us was the ability to pet and hold... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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O'Fallon, Missouri
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The Woodlands, Texas
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Interaction with tiger Cubs was booked weeks in advance at $50 per person. Allow 3 or 4 hours to see everything including shows. Petting zoo is great for small kids. Zoo is clean.

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Satsuma, Alabama
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A very clean and well designed little Zoo. I liked the hurriicane boothe you could cool off in. The kids could get up close in the education area. And they have animal shows on stage.

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I love zoos and having one of the Best zoos in the nation in St Louis we are a little spoiled. However, what the attraction for us was the ability to pet and hold some of the animals. Something larger zoos don't do unless you pay a lot of money if they'll even do it. We hung... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

had a lot to offer for small children. great family time. staff was friendly and well educated on the animals.it was very clean and organized .

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Lillian, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I visited the zoo as a local for the first time with my granddaughter. I know a lot of people speak highly of this zoo but I would not suggest it as an attraction unless you enjoy being nickeled and dimed. You pay the entrance fees and and the cashier will assume that you want pet food unless you say... More 

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Milton, Florida
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I wish I would've made more time today for this zoo! My husband and I showed up around 3:00, and realized that we only had time for one animal interaction (they stop around 3:30), so we chose to meet the sloths for an additional ten bucks. It was such a cool experience getting to pet and feed these two adorable... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a great little side activity to do while visiting the Gulf Shores. The entry is reasonable plus a small fee for animal food. You not only view the animals but are allowed to feed them. It does get a little hot since the trees are smaller - I'd recommend bring water and wearing a hate. All the animals... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This zoo is a fun little zoo, been several times over the years. The animal show is really informative & you get to touch the animals. When there are babies in the nursery it is fun to watch them play.

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ohatchee
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Really cute kids enjoyed it wish I knew about the animal encounters before I bought the tickets ..they have several animal encounters anywhere from 5 to 10 dollars extra but other than that pretty cool the kids enjoyed feeding the animals

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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is not a zoo that you would go spend an entire day at. It is small and nice but the really experiences are the hands on encounters (most of which cost extra). We would have loved to do the tiger encounter but $50 was out of our budget. We did have our teens do the kangaroo encounter for $5.00... More 

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Additional Information about Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Address: 1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Phone Number: 251-968-5731
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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