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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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Mendon, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

You wouldn't think there would be a Zoo in a busy commercial area of Gulf Shores but it is tucked back away from the road and was a pleasant find. If you're expecting a large zoo you may be disappointed but for a little zoo it has a lot of personality and has a fairly good display of animals. There... More

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had a good time. There was no guide to tell us where to go. Some of the animals were not in their habitats and others were hidden. It would have been better if some of the employees were more engaged. The animals looked lonely and some even miserable. We really enjoyed feeding some of the animals.... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great zoo! Our two year old loved it. We did two animal encounters. One with lemurs and one with kangaroos. It was so much fun even for the adults!

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I love the smallness of the zoo. It's so much less crowded and you get to see the animals closer up. Such a nice zoo, friendly people, and more importantly my kids had an absolute blast.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Should have picked a better day temp wise. It was in the 90's and most of the animals were hiding in the shade or the water. Still, saw a lot of big cats, monkeys, camels, lamas, and a host of other animals. This was a great time and a must see if your in Gulf Shores. Just go early morning!

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

2nd visit here & we love this little zoo, there are lots of chances for animal interactions. You can feed a lot of the animals. Our toddler is tired before we get done, but it's well worth a visit whenever were in Gulf Shores

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We took our two year old to the zoo hoping she could experience petting some of the animals. Unfortunately the cost ranged from $50 down to $5 for each individual "hands on experience" That was kind of tacky after paying the entrance fee. It was acceptable paying for a cup of food to feed the appropriate animals.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

For a small zoo it is EXCELLENT!! You have the opportunity to be closer to the animals than any of the big zoo's. This is a gem in the middle of downtown Gulf Shores. A must visit if your in town.

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Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It was a treat to visit this zoo! I was able to get closer to get closer to many of the large cats than I'd ever been! It's a gem in the middle of Gulf Shores. Visit if you can!

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Memphis, TN
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a great time at the Gulf Coast Zoo. It is definitely better to go earlier in the day when it is hot. The front desk was not helpful at all, we had to ask how to pay for the animal encounters and ask about buying food for the petting zoo. No information was volunteered, but you can either... More

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