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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Awesome zoo!

This is the coolest zoo I've been to in a long time! They have every kind of animal, bird, etc... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sarah E
Lena, Wisconsin
Wonderful Zoo

It was a dream come true to be able to pet and feed a sloth, lemurs and kangaroos. All the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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In late 2019, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo will become 'The Little Zoo That Grew' when we move to our new 25-acre home! The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is home to more than 600 exotic animals including lions, tigers, macaws, reptiles, kangaroos, lemurs...more
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1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5908
+1 251-968-5731
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the coolest zoo I've been to in a long time! They have every kind of animal, bird, etc. that you could want to see. Interactive cages where you can hold some of the animals was really neat. This is a must see when...More

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a dream come true to be able to pet and feed a sloth, lemurs and kangaroos. All the animals are friendly and well cared for. Staff is attentive and friendly. They truly care for all the animals. I highly recommend for all ages....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I live here and took my 5 yr old granddaughter for the first time May 2017. She loved it. I paid little extra for her to have Kangaroo experience. She got to go into yard with them, give them food and hold the babies in...More

Thank orangebeachbum1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We look forward to coming back when they expand next year! They have a lot of big animals (predators) in smaller enclosures but it seems like that is about to change soon! Tangible and interesting information to read throughout and you even have the opportunity...More

Thank HappyHolladays
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited the zoo today and LOVED it!! We did the sloth and lemur interactive tours. Had an amazing time and something to definitely do again. I can't wait to see the new location

Thank Jami O
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best zoos to visit. Very clean, the employees seem to love their job and are very amicable and very informative. The kids were excited about the interaction with the lemurs, kangaroos, sloths. The activity with the reptiles was not open the day...More

Thank Norma V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice amount of “shows” and several new animal displays- always a nice place to do something besides the beach

Thank Haushold
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s small but packs a punch. It’s a good place to visit. We did the Lemur experience where you pay extra and get to handle the Lemurs, it was fantastic. It would be a great place to take kids as it’s very up close and...More

Thank Jackie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

$9 for seniors $11 fro adults. Although a small zoo it is well worth a visit. Took us about 1 1/2 hours to tour. They have alligators , snakes, kangeroos several species of large cats a very large gator, various deer, lemurs, and other animals....More

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Michelle R, Public Relations Manager at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the animal encounters. We did lemur and kangaroo. It was an expensive excursion, but really memorable.

Thank Kristin D
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July 31, 2018|
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Response from JIm J | Reviewed this property |
As others have answered there are “wagons” available but I don’t know the pricing as we did not have a need. However, I know they have complimentary wheel chairs available.
Kenny A
July 6, 2018|
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Response from Kevin D | Reviewed this property |
Not that we saw
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May 8, 2018|
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Response from travelnus | Reviewed this property |
June is a BUSY Month. You will want to plan plenty of travel time . Yes, in town too.