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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

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Address: 1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5908
Phone Number: +1 251-968-5731
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Grandkids trip to zoo

The Gulf Shores Zoo is small compared to the big city zoos, but our grand kids really enjoyed themselves. You can only do so much time at the beach or putt-putt and the zoo is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Gulf Shores Zoo is small compared to the big city zoos, but our grand kids really enjoyed themselves. You can only do so much time at the beach or putt-putt and the zoo is nice break from the typical beach trip activities. The zoo has feed that you can purchase for the goats and our grands loved feeding them.... More 

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Prattville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this zoo today because we had heard about the animal encounters where you can go in and interact one on one with certain animals.. totally worth it. We did the Sloth, Lemur and Kangaroo encounters. We were a little disappointed that the reptile one was already closed for the season. The lemurs were very active. The sloths and... More 

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Smoky Mountain, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small zoo but a good zoo for the area. Several varieties of animals that you can tell are well taken care of an loved. There were't any shows going on when we were there so it only took us a little over an hour to see everything.

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Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is small but well maintained and well shaded. There are a handful of interactive exhibits that you can pay extra for. We pet the kangaroos, which the kids loved. You can also purchase a food cup for the hoofed animals, which was fun. Definitely worth doing if you're in Gulf Shores! A perfect half-day activity.

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Clio, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean and well kept enjoyed the displays Animals staff is polite and well versed Nice gift shop and good prices

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and i took our 3 year old boy to this zoo to kill some time. What a pleasant way to pass an hour or two. The zoo was easy to navigate through and provided little wagons to load up your gear and/or child as you wandered down the various paths. The variety of animals was broader than expected... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent "to do" in Gulf Shores, AL !!! Perfect for all ages 1-101 yrs old...Don't forget to take the Grandparents...;

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Alabaster, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small but it was a nice time and the money is put to taking care of the animals. I enjoyed it. They have plans for a new zoo too.

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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

It's not the biggest in the world, but if you're looking for something to do to kill time, it's worth the trip.

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Missouri
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

This zoo is very undersized. At the end of our visit we found out some good news. They are building a new zoo to open in 2018. ATTN ZOO PLANNING - TRIPLE the size of all enclosures. Also, several of the animals did not have a plaque telling you what they were. The current zoo is sad and so small... More 

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