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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 18 Attractions in Gulf Shores
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I had previously researched the zoo here on Trip Advisor before deciding to go there on vacation. We go to the Cincinnati zoo almost every year and this by far exceeds that one! Here animals like ducks, birds and squirrels are roaming freely at your feet, you can feed certain animals along with getting within 20 feet of a tiger!... More

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Puerto Varas, Chile
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I wanted to like this zoo, because I was bringing my 3 year old daughter here to experience the lemurs (and that experience was great). But honestly, all of the animals just looked miserable. The cages for the tigers and lions are extremely small, with little to no shade. I can't imagine what the animals go through temperature-wise during the... More

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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

When we pulled up to the front of the zoo, I was not really impressed. After going in, WOW.........this family run zoo is simply amazing. Well maintained and many, many animals. Very friendly staff. If you are in Gulf Shores, this is a must do.

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Glasgow, Kentucky
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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This zoo was awesome thanks to the animal encounters that are offered. If you get the chance to spend time with the lemurs, it's only $10 and well worth it. We also paid the $5.00 to hold the snake and alligator. I thought these prices were very reasonable. You can also pay $2 for a cup of food and feed... More

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Danville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a very nice little zoo with lots of up close encounters with animals. It is very well maintained and the staff and zoo keepers are very friendly and helpful. Admission is reasonable and the kids will love it.

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Orange Beach, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This place is amazing. If you get the chance to go when the baby tigers are available for spending time with them GO....We loved playing with them in the fence. The money spent goes toward caring for them. When we went it was 50.00 for 30 minutes. We were in with 2 baby white tigers!!!

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Washington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We enjoyed a pleasant afternoon touring the zoo. Admission is reasonable and you will want to buy a cup of the animal food for $2. The zoo is laid out nicely, in an easy to walk circular path. There were plenty of animals to see and everything looked well kept and the animals looked content. A variety of ducks, geese,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We have been twice and love this great little zoo. My children love the up-close access to the animals. Whether its admiring the lions and tigers up close or watching the lemurs jump and play, we always have a great experience! Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a must do! One of my favorite zoos! Next time we go, we will budget to do the encounters...but we loved how interactive the entire zoo was. Highly recommend!!!!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Great little zoo with up-close access to the animals. Loved the reptile encounter where my daughter and I got to hold a boa and a baby alligator! If you call ahead for reservations, you can have private playtime with baby tigers for a reasonable price. We'll definitely visit again.

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