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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

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Address: 1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Phone Number: 251-968-5731
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While in Gulf Shores, looking for something to do with our grandson. Found the Gulf Coast Zoo. Inexpensive (Over 60 get small discount) and had quite a few interesting animals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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ohio
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While in Gulf Shores, looking for something to do with our grandson. Found the Gulf Coast Zoo. Inexpensive (Over 60 get small discount) and had quite a few interesting animals. Takes about 2 hours to go through, maybe longer if you hit some side attraction. Special things to do there cost a few dollars more. It was worth it.

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Thank kezna
Hernando, Mississippi
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Out of all the zoos I have seen, top on my list! A must for young children! The animal encounters were informative and educational. The zoo is small, but the best in my experience. Again, great for elementary age.

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Thank caroltcopes
Henderson, Tennessee
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is kind of hidden behind a restaurant called Mojo's. When we were driving up I was thinking this doesn't look like it's going to be much at all. BUT... Don't judge a book by its cover. This zoo was soooo awesome. They had beautiful birds, wolves, lions and tigers (didn't see a bear, oh my!), gators, monkeys, peacock (my... More 

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Thank erinperrigo
Philadelphia, Mississippi
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited the zoo with our two young children, aged two and six. We did both the Lemur encounter and the Kangaroo encounter. My husband and I enjoyed these as much as the kids! We spent about 2 hours at the zoo, and there are lots of opportunities for kids to feed some of the animals. The... More 

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Thank Heather C
Austin, Texas
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favorite small zoos. Paying the extra money to play in the lemur cage and other animal experiences was well worth our money. My kids loved it and we had a great time walking through the zoo and visiting the various animals. This is a great family friendly zoo!

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Thank MistiATX
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this little zoo. Not so big that you get exhausted from all of the walking. Usually has an extra thing or two for the kids to do or pet. Low cost, Well worth the money!

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Thank Patti T
Morganfield, Kentucky, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a 14 yo, 11 yo, and 5 yo and they all had a great time as well as the adults! We paid extra to pet the sloths, Sid and Silvia and the joeys. The zoo keepers were friendly and knowledgeable about the animals and did not rush the encounters! The zoo is small but has a nice variety... More 

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Thank Ashley C
Hueytown, Alabama
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the little zoo that could. Kids had fun feeding the animals. Took about an hour to walk through all of the exhibits. Appreciate the 10% military discount.

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Thank jepoarch
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great hands on zoo! Many animal encounters you can do which range from $5 to pet the kangaroos to $10 to feed the sloths. We definitely made some unforgettable memories!

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Thank Greenmandy
Belvidere, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love that this is a rescue place. Everything was so clean and to enter any of the encounters, you have clean your shoes and wash your hands. You can tell everyone cares about the animals.

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