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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife

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This was a good attraction for something different from sand and surf. Especially liked the lemur experience and the kangaroo experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Waleska, Georgia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

very small zoo but was happy that the animals seemed well taken care of. Pricey but felt that the $$$ spent was going towards the food and car for the animals. Clean. You will pay extra for some of the one on one contact with the animals. I felt that that part was way overpriced. Good for younger children 2-6.... More 

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Waleska, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was a good attraction for something different from sand and surf. Especially liked the lemur experience and the kangaroo experience.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was amazing we just missed the tiger cub encounters but we got to do Kangaroo and Lemur encounters. How up close and personal, and just the best!! The employees are so knowledgeable about the animals. And feeding the other animals in the zoo were great!

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Bethalto, IL
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The zoo is small, but allows close up and person experiences with the animals. Downsize, you will pay for these experiences. If you have a lot of kids, and they all want to interact with the animals, be prepared to pay out. Nice staff and very clean.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Much smaller than I had anticipated. they do have a hands on program with some of the animals but be prepared to pay extra for it! My kids enjoyed getting to pet and hold the lemurs though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This zoo was slightly upsetting. All of the animals cages were so small. They had hardly any room to roam. Especially the birds! They were cages ive seen in friends houses. I know that their wings are clipped but it was still sad to see them in such small quarters. However, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We had bought... More 

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Bon Secour, Alabama
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is one awesome little Zoo the people are very friend,y and you can tell just how much love they give these animals, I hope when they move to there new location people will continue to support this zoo, so that they can bring in more animals what they have to work with, this is one awesome Z O O

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had the best time at this "little zoo that could!" We went several years ago after the series on TV. Was neat to see the baby tigers we met then all grown up now. The new animal encounters are well worth the extra charge! We did the kangaroo encounter, the lemur encounter, and the reptile encounter. One of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

took my small toddler their , they enjoyed the encounters with cubs.we loved how the staff could answer all our questions. and most of all how clean all the living areas for animals are kept.

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great opportunity to get up close and personal with lions, tigers, bears and monkeys. They even give you some food to feed some of the animals like deer and goats.

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