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Birmingham Zoo

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Address: 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1154
Phone Number: 205-879-0409
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Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train, hop on...

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.

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Good family spot

Great adventure for family. Put on your walking shoes and bring money for the kids love the exhibits lines are long for the train ride

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Divine J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great adventure for family. Put on your walking shoes and bring money for the kids love the exhibits lines are long for the train ride

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Thank Divine J
Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Reasonable price with a lot of great animals in their venue. The Africa venue is wonderful. The zoo is located in the Mountain Brook area where unique shops and restaurants reside. Take a stroll in this storybook self-contained village.

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Thank patricia b
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to spend the day! We had a great time! We fed the giraffes and the attendant was great at answering our questions and making it a special experience!

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Thank TH3306
calera, al
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit. My grandchildren love seeing the animals and there are places where Nana can sit and the kids can have a snack. My grandkids loved the splash pad.

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Thank Connie H
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Plenty to do and see,kids had fun. Just picked the hottest day of year to go. Will go back maybe in the fall. The zoo is well keep with plenty to do and see. Good zoo for children.

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Thank Randy V
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every time we go on vacation we always look for a zoo. We are lucky to live near one of the better ones in the southeast. It takes about 2 hours to tour the entire zoo. Look online ahead of time for feeding times if you have kids. They have a nice kids play area and petting zoo as well.... More 

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Thank Jamie E
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to go to a zoo go to the Memphis Zoo, it is cheaper and bigger and nicer. This place was a total let down for me and my family. I went there and met my grandchildren and the rest of the family and was hoping for a fun time, we were sadly disappointed. Everything including parking and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo is friendly and you get to pet a lot of animals. This zoo was large but you're able to walk around the entire place.

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Thank Rob C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our teens were actually excited about this activity! Very nice facilities, competent and caring staff and a nice variety of wildlife to see and experience. I didnt appreciate not being able to smoke anywhere on the OUTDOOR grounds, .........including the parking lot? For the sake of the animals ok, but i didnt desire to share a smoke with the gorillas... More 

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Hampton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure how the idea was derived, but it was a very enjoyable night out with the children, of all ages, and all were wowed! The dinosaur exhibits were very cool! And the other attractions were nice for evening fun!

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