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“Wonderful family destination!”
Review of Birmingham Zoo

Birmingham Zoo
Ranked #8 of 92 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train, hop on the carousel, check out the alligator swamp and tropical rain forest: all this and more are offered at this educational and entertaining zoo housing 170 animals from around the world, including endangered species.
Mobile, Alabama
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful family destination!”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

We stopped at the Birmingham Zoo on the way back from Huntsville and our boys had a blast! We absolutely loved the bird exhibit where we were able to hold and feed the exotic birds. The Birmingham Zoo is a wonderful family destination!

Visited January 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Zoo trip for all family members”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

This zoo has been improving and getting better with each passing year and is a great place to spend time for all family members. Exhibits are well designed and child as well as adult friendly!

Visited October 2013
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Birmingham, AL
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Maybe not world class, but a good local zoo”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

We have been members of the zoo for many years and love taking our kids and grandkids there. It has a good variety and is constantly improving. They offer special events and holiday decorations that are worth the visit. The train ride is fun for the kids but you don't really see animals from it. The lorikeet exhibit is fun where you feed the birds from cups of nectar and they actually light on your shoulder, head or hand. The big cats and the giraffe feedings are favorites of ours. There was a good bear population at one time but that was replaced; we hope that will return in the future. All in all there is plenty of variety and it makes for a fun outing.

Visited May 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great zoo”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Always a pleasant visit and can't wait to go back the next time. The Alabama wild section is very well done. The new elephant habitat is first class.

Visited January 2013
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Alexandria, AL
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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“We love it!”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We live close to Birmingham and have watched the zoo evolve into a much more modern zoo. It has lots of animals, a train, a carousel, a petting barn and much, much more. We try to visit a few times a year. We all love it, young and old. I know that they also have seasonal camps, but have not had a chance to let our kids experience them. I would suggest having a full day to spend there.

Visited August 2013
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