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“Best zoo ever” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-968-5731
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Ranked #9 of 17 attractions in Gulf Shores
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Best zoo ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Yes this is a small zoo but that's what makes it so wonderful! It's absolutely the best zoo i have ever taken my son to. Great variety of animals. Well kept grounds. The animals look happy and are out and about for all to see. Kids enjoyed it. Very well priced! A must do in gulf shores.

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“Great family friendly small zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

This was our second trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. It is very cheap and worth your time. They often have interactions that you can do with the animals. You can buy a large cup of food that you can feed to the animals. You can only feed the food to certain animals but there are clearly marked signs telling you whether you can feed that animal or not. The restrooms are very clean and the store inside the zoo is a little bit small but they have good things. I would recommend this zoo to people of any age group!

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“A great family experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

We've been to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo many times and we love it every time. You seem to be closer to the animals than you would be at a bigger zoo. Everything is clean and well maintained. I highly recommend the encounters, my daughter has played with the lemurs, a baby kangaroo, and I got to play with a tiger cub. The staff is always friendly and helpful and they truly seem to care about the animals.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“great little zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

great variety of attractions, clean and friendly. loved the aviary and the reptile house. i couldn't believe all the different animals in such quaint little zoo.

Visited March 2012
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“Tiger cub encounter was excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I have been going to the Gulf Shores area for years but never took time to visit the zoo. This year I decided to go for the tiger cub encounter. It was a BLAST! After my time with the cub was over, I toured the rest of the zoo. They have more large cats than I expected. They also have wolves and bears. While it is a small zoo on a limited budget, I prefered their assortment of animals to that of the Atlanta Zoo. It is a great way to entertain kids and adults when you need a break from the beach.

Visited November 2012
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