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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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Nice zoo

Typically people visit Gulf Shores, Alabama for the sun and ocean beaches. However, if you need to get off the beach for a while this zoo will be a nice few hour adventure. My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Portage, MIchigan, USA
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Portage, MIchigan, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Typically people visit Gulf Shores, Alabama for the sun and ocean beaches. However, if you need to get off the beach for a while this zoo will be a nice few hour adventure. My expectations weren't too high and the zoo actually exceeded what I thought would be there. The amount of large animals they had along with the usual... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was our second time visiting GS Zoo in 6 weeks. We missed the animal encounters the first time but got to visit the Lemurs and Kangaroos the second time. These one on one encounters should not be missed and are worth the ticket price! Such a neat little zoo at the beach and a must see. Don't forget to... More 

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Birch Run, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Cool little place to walk around. It is not very big, but I have found the bigger places can really be too much for little kids so this was perfect. There is a large amount of animals to see there and you can feed some of them which fun. We rented a wagon while there and it was reasonable ($4).... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We really enjoyed this zoo. It is small but was a lot of fun for the entire family. Fun that you can feed the animals.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

There are certainly bigger zoos, but don't let the size prevent you from visiting this gem of a zoo. We visited the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo on 4/8/15 and I must say my family and I were impressed. It is well maintained, reasonabley priced at $11/adult (kids rates avail). The animals seems to be welled cared for and the grounds... More 

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Foley, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A must see for all, especially kids. They have a nice variety of animals in good enclosures. the lemur encounter is absolutely worth every penny. Support the zoo so they can keep working on their new improved site.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very nice small zoo that puts you very close to the animals. Was surprised they even offer a senior discount starting at 55. You pay a little extra along the way to sit in with Kangaroos and lemurs but it was very memorable. My wife & myself really enjoyed the trip. I would think if you have little kids they... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Loved this zoo! We have a VERY large zoo in our hometown so the kids werent expecting much - they were pleasantly surprised. Small but all the animals were up close & personal. Selling cups of food when you pay for admission is genius. The "show" presentation and getting to touch the animals was great - kids loved it. Only... More 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Gulf Shores Zoo is fun for the whole family. You'll see lots of different animals and enjoy the facility. Can't wait for Spring of 2017 when the new zoo will open :)

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Took my 5 year old here for just a little morning trip. This small zoo is amazing. You get super up close to the animals. We also did the kangaroo encounter and the lemur encounter. The Lemur encounter was solo amazing. We were some of the first few people in the zoo, so nothing was crowded, and we got to... More 

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