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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-968-5731
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Ranked #7 of 17 attractions in Gulf Shores
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

They had a good amount of animals, not a huge zoo but there was a good variety of monkeys and big cats...kinda laid the goats on a little heavy though. kangaroo encounters are $5 and lemur were $10 :( admission also went up from $10 for adult to$11

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a very small zoo that is ran by a lot of volunteers. They are not state funded so all funds come from guest. Not too bad for the price and you are able to bring coolers etc. My wife and 3 kids all had the opportunity to pet the baby kangaroos ($5 ea). That was the highlight of... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The cost wasn't too bad and the sights were pretty incredible. I was concerned at times about the placements of the animals so close to one another and the pens were just large chain link fences on the bigger animals like tigers and lions and bears. This was awesome because you are right up close and personal with these huge... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

It's a very small zoo and the habitats aren't very impressive (actually kind of sad). If you are in the area go to the Gulf Breeze Zoo instead. The bathrooms are clean.

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Traverse City, MI
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

It's a great little zoo with lot's to see but there is no sign indicating there's a zoo there at all on the road making it hard to find. Some of the animal signs were missing so we didn't know what some were. We weren't offered the opportunity to buy animal food but we saw people with the cups of... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

What a great little zoo this was! Funny animals with big personalities. We paid 10 dollars extra per person to do the lemur encounter. That made the whole trip worth it! Greatest experience ever with Virgo and Aries :)

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Helena, Alabama
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The little zoo that could indeed has! It is a very interesting place for the family to visit in Gulf Shores. It is a little gem that lots of tourists overlook. If you are in GS for the beach (which is great), the outlets in Foley (also ++) and you have kids, don't miss taking them to the Alabama Gulf... More

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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Its gotta be hard to stay open while renovating, so I give them credit. However, as much as we love this place, sometimes we have a great time and other times it is just okay. The tiger cub animal encounters are worth every single cent. The kangaroo encounters are fun! However, our recent lemur encounter found us sitting and watch... More

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Madison, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My favorite part of the zoo was being able to hold and pet baby kangaroos! They also had a lemur petting area, but we didn't have the time to visit it due to the crowd. Maybe next time. :)

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Paducah, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I was skeptical when wife and daughter suggested the zoo. So glad I went. We had a wonderful time. The variety of animals was great. Cats, lions, tigers, lynx, wolfs, camels, alligators, all types of monkeys, hundreds of birds, deer, sheep, goats, reptiles, lemurs, it goes on and on. This is an example of a very well done small zoo... More

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