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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

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1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5908
+1 251-968-5731
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Cute Zoo

We decided to check out the Zoo while visiting the Gulf. It is small but very nice. The animals are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
William F
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Crandon, Wisconsin
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Troubling

Several places lacked signage identifying the animals and providing information. The educational... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christine H
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Chicago, Illinois
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The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is home to more than 500 exotic animals including lions, tigers, bears, macaws, reptiles and more. It also features a seasonal petting zoo, animal encounters and interactive animal shows during the spring and summer months.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“big cats” (53 reviews)
“baby kangaroos” (48 reviews)
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1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5908
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+1 251-968-5731
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"animal encounters"
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"big cats"
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"baby kangaroos"
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"feed the animals"
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"kangaroo encounter"
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"animal food"
in 29 reviews
"lemur experience"
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"reptile house"
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"pay extra"
in 37 reviews
"animal planet"
in 15 reviews
"perfect size"
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"well taken care"
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"couple of hours"
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"staff was friendly"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We decided to check out the Zoo while visiting the Gulf. It is small but very nice. The animals are cared for and very active. Several birds talk and one sounds like a cell phone ring tone - very funny. There are a lot of...More

Thank William F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Several places lacked signage identifying the animals and providing information. The educational talks were good. However, I was bothered by the size of the enclosures, especially for the large cats. I left feeling disturbed.

Thank Christine H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had so much fun and made so many memories at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. The animal encounters are so unique.

Thank Love2travel618
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love this zoo. Fell in love with it as we watched them rebuild from Ivan. The people are fantastic and it is a great experiencw. We love going there, even though we live by the Columbus Zoo, whic is one of the best in...More

Thank melissa m
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo was fun and not as boring as some zoos. You were able to pay extra to interact with different animals. The layout was nice to walk through too. You could see most animals from all angles as well. I think it was a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo, although small at the moment, was so worth the money we spent! 11$ +tax each for my husband and Me, and free for my daughter who is 1. So much fun. We live in Navarre, so we have the gulf breeze zoo, and...More

2  Thank mlynn95
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cute zoo was a great surprise. Though it is small in size the zoo is full of animals. Our little ones enjoyed their chance to hold a baby kangaroo and lemurs. Lots of tropical birds and monkeys. A great break from the beach. The...More

Thank 409gingerg
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been every year we go for Spring Break but this year it was kinda scarce on animals. A signed said they are moving... so assuming the transition with the animals is why it wasn’t as great as it usually was. I’d suggest waiting...More

Thank JenLC07
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed this little zoo. They also do shows with the animals. Moderate prices and adequate parking. I really enjoyed the owl show and seeing the peacocks roam around freely.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the zoo as a family outing while in Gulf Shores for Spring Break. What a fun time for the animal lovers. The zoo was crazy clean - no nasty smells whatsoever. The staff was friendly. Only drawback - ridiculous lines for everything....More

Thank Denise_GoIrish
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trip507
18 February 2018|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they all appeared to be Friday
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vacatimeMichigan
30 December 2017|
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Response from ALGulfCoastZoo | Property representative |
The usually temperate Alabama Gulf Coast winter weather offers an exceptional experience at the Zoo as it is our least busy time of the year offering opportunities for quiet walks along our pathways and special glimpses at... More
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38bernadetteh
13 October 2017|
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Response from Noplacelikehome445 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember a hippo. It’s a smaller to medium size zoo. It’s not super crowded. If you want a major zoo you could go to the New Orleans Zoo which is less than 3 hours from this location . Hope this helped.
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