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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-968-5731
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Ranked #8 of 17 attractions in Gulf Shores
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Birmingham, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I thought this zoo was cute. I also think I am sort of comparing it to my Birmingham zoo, which I think is amazing. I know there are better zoos though. Here I felt like the animals were sad. They had fences for cages and I prefer the class caging. You can see better into them. I felt like the... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is one of the most well put together small Community zoo's we have seen. There are a lot of opportunities for the kids to have hands-on experiences with the animals. And for such a small zoo they had a large variety of animals. This was something different than the same go carts or putt putt we do every time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was great for small children, but the adults had fun too! We were able to pet young kangaroos, baby lemurs, and hold a baby alligator. All encounters do cost extra though, but are worth it for the kids.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our family made a trip to south Alabama in order to visit this zoo. In 2008, we visited the zoo because my wife had arranged a 'Bengal Tiger Cub Encounter'. It was great. So when we heard new tigers were there, we decided to go back and were NOT disappointed! How often in your life will you get to interact... More

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