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University of North Alabama

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The lions make it special

Walking on a college campus is usually enjoyable but this one has a pair of well kept lions that... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Tom F
Sheffield, Alabama
Get within 10 feet of the lion mascots!

Very nice lion enclosure that allows you to get closer than at zoos. The lions were beautiful, and... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Deborah G
Henderson, Tennessee
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George H. Carroll Lion Habitat, One Harrison Plaza, Florence, AL 35632-0001
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Walking on a college campus is usually enjoyable but this one has a pair of well kept lions that are usually visible in their enclosure.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tom F
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Very nice lion enclosure that allows you to get closer than at zoos. The lions were beautiful, and their human mama was there to answer questions.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Deborah G
Reviewed August 12, 2018

This is a beautiful campus to visit and a neat place that is free; you can see beautiful fountains, beautifully preserved buildings with a variety of architecture, and two lions!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

If you love the south, water fountains, life lions, this is well worth to go check out. My kids enjoyed going to see the lions and beautiful scenery to take pictures!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Juanita A
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Visit the lions at the campus. We went twice. First time it was a bit hot and they were indoors. There is seating that’s covered and the you can view them through glass. The fountains, buildings, and landscaping are also very nice.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kelsey C
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Great lil' school in AN EVEN-GREATER LIL' NEIGHBORHOOD... Have friend's whose kids think even moreso in that they're to REMAIN IN THE AREA AS THEY GRADUATE.... That tells me plenty...

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

We were actually at the Pope's Tavern (a local museum which is well worth the visit) and the curator there suggested we stop by the University of North Alabama to see their mascots, which are two lions. We were glad we did. The habitat is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank kdh78
Reviewed April 1, 2018

As an alum, I'll rate the campus as an attraction, not as a graduate. My wife and I enjoy walking here. UNA is a very walkable campus with all its walkways, paths, sidewalks, benches, and little places to stop at here and there. Overall, we...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

My daughter initially overlooked UNA, but fate has brought her where she likely always needed to be. She is super excited about the major offerings and the college setting.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Went by this weekend specifically to see the Lions. They weren't out when we got there Saturday evening but when we went back Sunday they were out and laying around in the sun. The keeper was hanging out just outside the cage and she was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from johnpT4721FQ | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know the feeding schedule but here is the number you can call 256-765-4100. Florence is in Central time zone so I expect best time to call would be after 9am.