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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

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Address: 1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5908
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great non-beach activity for families with kids

We sought out the zoo during a below-average temperature snap as an activity for our 6 and 2 yr olds during a vacation in Gulf Shores and it was a fun time! We got there right... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The enclosures are a bit too small for my liking, but you get an up close and personal look at many animals. My granddaughter loved it!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We sought out the zoo during a below-average temperature snap as an activity for our 6 and 2 yr olds during a vacation in Gulf Shores and it was a fun time! We got there right when it opened and bought one cup of animal food (fed goats, sheep, and alpacas). Our kids especially enjoyed the reptile house, bear, and... More 

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Thank Ibids99
Crestview, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth a stop, had a good time. A little pricey to get in with some of the critters. You can also purchase a small container of food to feed some of the animals. We were very surprised at how many different types of animals (large and small) that they have.

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Hoover, Alabama, United States
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited the zoo yesterday on our vacation and had a wonderful time. It is a bit smaller than our zoo back home but is a wonderful place to visit and has some experiences that the zoo back home does not offer. The zoo has a fascinating history and has survived several hurricanes and is doing well... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's small but quant. Loved seen the owl & kukaburo flight show. Awesome holding the baby kangaroos. So cool to see the 2 white tigers. All in all was a great experience with my family. We've got 3 teenagers who enjoyed their visit. I would do it again.

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Houston
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our girls loved the fact they got to actually pet baby lemurs and kangaroos. Small zoo but good selection on wildlife. Good place to visit on a cold day.

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Thank crosa3
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great small zoo...able to get much closer to the animals than you normally would in a big city. The animal encounters are great... pet/feed a sloth or lemur. Good snacks. Little pricey for the size if zoo, but worth it. My 7 year old and 13 year old enjoyed it.

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Thank Melissa M
nashville
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You would not even know it was there. Kangaroo and Lemur petting activities. Very small, quaint little zoo. My son enjoyed it.

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Thank kblackford
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the right size zoo for the location. It also has animal experiences. We got to hold baby kangaroos. I have been to zoos all over the country and that is the first time I've held anything at a zoo. I loved it as did our kids.

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Thank brianlaw
Clearwater, Minnesota
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our third year visiting The zoo and i love it more and more each year. he kids love it also ,and to interact with some of the animals is pretty cheap well worth the visit :)

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