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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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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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Iowa
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

If you have a couple of hours to spare, the zoo is a must see. Our kids got to choose to animal encounters (additional cost), and they were most pleased with the experience.

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Jennings
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Employees very friendly and it was very evident that they were there because they wanted to be. However the animals seemed very hot...Tigers were bathing themselves in tiny watering troughs, all seemed exhausted. They sell animal food at the entrance and it's only $2 but there are very few animals that can be fed. It cost my family of 4... More 

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We took our granddaughter for an afternoon and she thoroughly enjoyed it. She was wishing she was older (she is 4) so that she could participate in the animal experiences.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The animal encounters are worth the whole trip! This little hidden gem of a zoo is amazing. Getting to spend one on one time with the animals is so cool. Some of the encounters must be booked in advance and require you to wear special clothing so do your research ahead of time on this place and know what you... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 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
3 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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