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Birmingham Zoo

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2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1154
+1 205-879-0409
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Worked Well to Occupy kids while mom was at a conference

Very nice zoo, wide variety of creatures, bird reptiles, impressive selection of larger animals for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BillLeep
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Grand Haven, Michigan
Zoo on way to something bigger and better

While I have been spoiled with having visited some world class zoos in my lifetime, I can still... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
KenJ629
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Mobile, Alabama
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“train ride” (69 reviews)
“splash pad” (44 reviews)
“giraffe feeding” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1154
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+1 205-879-0409
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice zoo, wide variety of creatures, bird reptiles, impressive selection of larger animals for a smallish zoo, actually never made it thru the whole thing, kids got tired. Worked Well to Occupy kids while mom was at a conference Took my 6 kids there...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

While I have been spoiled with having visited some world class zoos in my lifetime, I can still appreciate that there are zoos that are trying hard to grow into something great. Birmingham Zoo is undergoing quite a bit of development and next year at...More

Thank KenJ629
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had such an enjoyable time at this zoo. It’s well laid out with a great variety of animals to see. The camel ride looked a little abusive, since the camel looked to be underweight and sickly. We spent Hours there and had an amazing...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful Landscaping welcomes you on the drive in. Big parking lots. Note it is a long walk from the entrance to the first exhibits. If you have small kids go for a stroller. Exhibits are half outside/half outside. Inside has awesome air conditioning for hot...More

Thank 409gingerg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo was just big enough to keep our interest for a few hours without being overwhelming or tiresome. The whole thing is very manageable compared to zoos in larger metropolitan areas. They had a nice variety of animals and all seemed to be living...More

Thank Laurie K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this so on my shirt trip in Alabama. Very small zoo. Very nice they have lots of monkeys really cute and the orangutan was really nice to see also good to visit when you have kids!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean zoo on the smaller side. Three employees working camel ride-no takers. Some exhibits indoor which was nice with the afternoon heat. No issues but nothing thrilling either.

Thank Gerry H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I expected to spend the morning at the zoo but enjoyed it so much that I ended up staying all day. Since I was in my motorhome I went out midday and fixed myself lunch and rested from my morning of walking. I thought that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, alot of animals, alot of cool area and shaded area, food was ok, love the dippin dots icecream

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved feeding the giraffes! The animals seem well taken care of. It’s a bit pricey for a Zoo but it’s good overall and a nice place to go on an afternoon with kids or friends.

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$15 for adults and $10 for children per their website
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