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“Kids had a good time” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Birmingham Zoo

Birmingham Zoo
2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
205-879-0409
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Ranked #15 of 30 Attractions in Birmingham
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Owner description: Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train, hop on the carousel, check out the alligator swamp and tropical rain forest: all this and more are offered at this educational and entertaining zoo housing 170 animals from around the world, including endangered species.
Columbus, Georgia
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“Kids had a good time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Ok, my kids are in prime zoo range, 8 and 4. The Birmingham Zoo had a lot of attractions that made them really happy. The Dinosaur exhibit was pretty neat and lifelike. The kids got to feed the giraffes, ride a camel, ride the train (of course), and ride a carrousel. They had fun in the Alabama barn area of the zoo where they got to pet some farm animals. There were several play areas that they enjoyed also.

The zoo was clean and the staff was friendly. Food and drink were fairly priced. As far as me, I am happy when the kids are happy.

Visited April 2013
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“Dinosaur exhibit at the zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

We visited the new dinosaur exhibit at the zoo with out 2, 4, and 5 year old grandchildren. The dinosaurs were lifelike enough to be awesome and a little scary. The children agreed that their favorites were the T Rex and the one that spits water. The exhibit is just the right size for children of those ages. The cost is $3 per person for members which is not bad for something new and different.

Visited April 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“zoo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

It often feels dismal and tired.It is great at Christmas time.
It's too bad the city of Birmingham wants to spend so little money.It has to rely on donations too much.

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“Clean and friendly.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

We visited the zoo on a very busy day, but the staff was friendly and everything seemed clean. Some of the exhibits were under construction, but there were a few interesting animals I haven't seen at other zoos.

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“Glad we have a Zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

So glad to see the Birmingham Zoo doing many different things, like seasonal promotions etc. Has been a while since we've been but would recommend going, fun for the kids.

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