Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Gulf Shores: Hours, Address, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo has become 'The Little Zoo That Grew' when we move to our new 25-acre home! The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is home to exotic animals including lions, tigers, giraffes, reptiles, kangaroos, lemurs, sloths to name just a few. The Zoo features a domestic barn along with seasonal animal encounters, a mining sluice and interactive animal shows during the spring and summer months. The mission of the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is to create compelling experiences that connect people and community with wildlife and inspire personal responsibility for conservation of the natural world.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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feigley65
Athens, AL61 contributions
Little Disappointed
Jun 2021 • Family
Yes it’s HOT but the part that made to Zoo worse was no shade no misting stations and everyone was out of water and drinks. Slush machines not frozen yet. Vending machines empty. Very disappointed. It’s hard to enjoy the zoo when you are about to pass out. So they let you take your child’s wagon in so my advice is pack a small cooler. Also, credit card machine was out so you had to have cash at some of the events. They just need to be more prepared.
Written June 15, 2021
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rcknmg
Evansville, IN111 contributions
Little zoo
Jun 2021 • Family
We really enjoyed this little zoo. The animals seemed happy. We went first thing in the morning and it wasn’t very busy, yay. Not a huge animal selection but satisfying.
Written June 13, 2021
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Patti S
Searcy, AR14 contributions
A “don’t miss” if you have small children—we enjoyed it too!
Jun 2021 • Family
Rating this sweet little zoo four out of five only because it doesn’t have the large animals like elephants and hippos and rhinos—but don’t let that deter you if you want a morning out. There were lions and giraffes along with a decent assortment of other critters, who appeared well-cared-for. Clean as can be, with well designed and pristine new facilities, this was a completely enjoyable way to pass the time.

Make sure and purchase your tickets online to avoid standing in line. They only accept cash at the window and you’ll end up getting tickets in your phone at the gate if you don’t have cash on you and don’t do it ahead of time.

Would be a “don’t miss” for families with small children.
Written June 11, 2021
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Stacy M
7 contributions
Not a good zoo!
May 2021 • Family
My daughters and I were very disappointed in this place. We got there at 9am and started walking around the zoo. We were done by 10am. Why did we get done so quick? 70% of the animals were not out while their enclosures we're being cleaned. Why not do that prior to opening? If you're gonna charge $20 a person, then at least try to provide us with what we paid for.

I understand that the cost of keeping up a zoo is extensive, but why if we are already paying $20 a person, does it make sense to charge each person and additional $20 just to go in the enclosure with a few kangaroos? Most zoos include that for free. They have no petting zoo either.

But wait, there were a few animals out! Unfortunately, the zoo keeper came over and asked us to move on and posted a sign that said the animal was having a bad day and everyone should simply leave her alone.

We thought, well maybe we can feed a giraffe. We waited and the posted time that the attendant was supposed to open the feeding station passed by. At that point, we were not going to wait forever.

I see a lot of good reviews, so perhaps we were simply there on a bad day? A very bad day!
Written May 31, 2021
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mabeswife
Arkansas54 contributions
Small zoo with many animals
May 2021 • Solo
My 11yo son and I visited last week and we were impressed at how many animals were in this small zoo. He loves all animals and was excited to see the bengal tigers, primates, camels, giraffes, big cats, and more. It was a little warm that day and we happened to visit during the hottest part of the day so the sun was shining right on us. There was some shade but not a ton (the animals all had shade though and many were napping, especially the cats!). We really enjoyed our visit here.
Written May 30, 2021
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DCK
Dexter, MO7 contributions
Fun smaller zoo
May 2021 • Family
We had a great time at this smaller zoo. I gave it four stars because you have to pay for everything above your admission cost of approx $20. You pay to feed the animals, ride the carrousel etc. it is a smaller zoo but very clean and easy to walk thru.
Written May 27, 2021
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Norris86
West Frankfort, IL8 contributions
Love it!
May 2021 • Friends
Good time and can get pretty close to
The animals! We fed the giraffes! The petting zoo is very cute. Staff is friendly. We love it and recommend it.
Written May 25, 2021
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Alleyplace
Woodstock13 contributions
Typical Zoo - Nothing Special
May 2021 • Family
We have been visiting this zoo for 20+ years. Now the zoo moved to its new location it is no longer a special intimate place to visit. Has now become like any other zoo. Animal viewing through fence, minimal shaded areas. Great if you like the typical zoo but, lost is little special zoo appeal.
Written May 25, 2021
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TomaszF
Chicago, IL18 contributions
Worth a trip for animal lovers!
May 2021
This zoo is amazing. It has 3 tigers, a lion, and other beautiful animals. They are well taken cared of. The place has an awesome restaurant and the food is amazing. Wonderful place to see and relax.
Written May 24, 2021
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TXSeabees
United States163 contributions
Fun Small Zoo
May 2021 • Business
In town for business. We enjoyed our visit at the zoo. We paid $20 to have a close encounter with the sloth.
Written May 23, 2021
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