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Birmingham Zoo

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Address: 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1154
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+1 205-879-0409
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train, hop on...

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.

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Nice Zoo

Because it was off season, I didn't expect to see a lot of animals; however, all of the major animals could be see. We saw 5 giraffes, 3 elephants, a rhino, 2 lions... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always enjoy a trip to the zoo. A spring or summer day is the best time in my book. The exhibits are always interesting and educational. Young and old alike enjoy the Birmingham Zoo.

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Jasper, Alabama, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my grandson to the zoo while he was visiting. Nice small zoo but the marking of the trails are not clear. I understand they are under construction and have some areas closed off but to not have the exit marked well enough is terrible. There was another gentleman confused as to how to get out and back to the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We drove 195 miles to the Birmingham Zoo, not sure what to expect...we'd heard about the construction issues (there is major work being done, but it really doesn't get in the way of having a great time) and noticed earlier reviews complaining about certain animals not being on exhibit. The thing is with any zoo (we've been to the 'best'... More 

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Thank tennesseetraveler58
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day at the Zoo! They have a SLOTH😜! More animals than the Nashville Zoo although we love both! Plan a trip with your family and enjoy a day at the Birmingham Zoo!

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Jackson, Mississippi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The giraffe exhibit was our favorite Very clean and nice zoo, although it is a little small. Some of the zoo was under construction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tuesday is half price day! For two adults, that meant less than $20. Overall we enjoyed our visit to the zoo, although the detour for some construction was a bit confusing. The animals are obviously well cared for! This is a great place to take small children as the habitats make viewing very easy!

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Thank withoutamap1
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to see and do here. Beautiful animals doing what animals do best. Great for all ages. They are always adding something new.

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Thank dnapier8
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely zoo. Particularly fond of the giraffe exhibit. There are attendants there who allow you to feed the giraffes!! Lovely, not huge but nice.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Because it was off season, I didn't expect to see a lot of animals; however, all of the major animals could be see. We saw 5 giraffes, 3 elephants, a rhino, 2 lions, alligator, 3 zebras, and all kinds of smaller animals, fish, flamingos, etc. I especially liked that it wasn't so huge so older adults and small children could... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you find yourself in the area, take time to visit this amazing Zoo. Lots to see!! The Christmas light exhibit is really nice!!

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