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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Ranked #8 of 17 Attractions in Gulf Shores
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Memphis, TN
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We had a great time at the Gulf Coast Zoo. It is definitely better to go earlier in the day when it is hot. The front desk was not helpful at all, we had to ask how to pay for the animal encounters and ask about buying food for the petting zoo. No information was volunteered, but you can either... More

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Waynesboro, Tennessee, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We were pretty close to the animals and I really enjoyed feeding the deer,sheep,donkey, and goats.It was a super hot day though, some of the animals weren't too enthusiastic and probably should of been put in more shaded areas they were panting pretty hard.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I'm a little biased as I'm from St. Louis which has an AWESOME huge FREE zoo. This was very small and reminded me more of a farm and petting zoo. It would be nice to see the animals in bigger spaces with more to do. Some of the animals were in cages all alone. Overall my 3 year old enjoyed... More

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Fairhope, Alabama
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What a great way to spend a morning. We were able to wonder through without too many people. I loved seeing the peacocks wonder around with us. What a great little zoo!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The zoo is kind of small and some of the enclosures seem pretty small, but there were a lot of different animals to look at. It's a good place for children; you can feed the majority of the animals. I was a little annoyed the front desk staff didn't tell us that, or ask if we wanted to buy a... More

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Marion, IL
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

As a visitor to the area, we thought we would take our 3 year old to the zoo. We go to the St. Louis Zoo all the time, and thought it would be nice to experience something else. First of all the prices were steep to get it. It was about 35 dollars for the 3 of us to get... More

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Spruce Pine, Alabama
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

my wife loves play with the baby Bengal tigers . On our second trip with met the director (Patti ) . She does a great job managing the zoo .

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

So I think this is one of those depressing zoos where the enclosures are nowhere near large enough and the animals just look in rough shape. They had more variety than I was expecting and if you've never seen tigers and lions then it's worth the relatively cheap entry fee. What made the trip to this zoo worth it was... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took the kids here while visiting the beach! They absolutely loved it! All the animals were great staff was helpful an it was clean an didn't stink... we will be back

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

This zoo is small, priced at $11 for adults. There are a few encounters with different animals. Not bad for the price and if you want just something to do.

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