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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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Animalas are too crowded in their surroundings

Although the Birmingham Zoo has quite a few different species of animals and reptiles, for the most... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
Joseph W
Nashport, Ohio
Zoo staff could use an attitude adjustment

Staff, if you do not like your job, then get another. The Zoo is a great family place that all... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
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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.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1154
+1 205-879-0409

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Although the Birmingham Zoo has quite a few different species of animals and reptiles, for the most part, they are in inadequate enclosures. Many of the larger animals actually appeared to be under nourished and lethargic. Definitely not worth the entrance fee of 16.00 per...More

Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Staff, if you do not like your job, then get another. The Zoo is a great family place that all kids enjoy. You now have these "Rides" that you have to buy tickets at the gate or in the park not aware that the rides...More

Thank thissiteisyesterday
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We have been to a lot of zoos and this one ranks at the bottom for us. It was small and they only gave us $2 off for being a member of Atlanta Zoo. They have free parking is the only positive thing I can...More

Thank Ppennysprints
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We enjoyed our trip to the Birmingham Zoo. For just $3 my daughter got to feed the giraffes and she had such a great time doing that. There were many activities that cost extra, so if you think you might be interested in that, look...More

2  Thank Bamashelly
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Went there a few days ago on a Tuesday (half price). The price is usually $16, a little high for what is offered. The zoo has been increasing the areas for the animals to have more freedom. Unfortunately, some animals are no longer there. I...More

2  Thank zbrasilis
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This zoo is one of our favorites to date! We went in the winter time, so some of the animals were not out or active, but we still had a fantastic time!!

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

My son and I visited the zoo with his pre-k class as a field trip. To start, the facility is undergoing some type of remodelling and the front gate was closed making it a bit confusing on where to go in. There was written going...More

1  Thank Lovedaddyb
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We had 6 children and 4 adults. We ordered food for everyone. The staff was extremely rude and pretty much ignored us. Once we got the food the fries were cold. Went back to tell them they were cold. The woman said " what do...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Everyone with kids should visit the zoo when you are in Birmingham. I took my son to the zoo once a week before he was in school. He is now in the 6th grade and he still wants to go once a month!

Thank kelleytunnell
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I grew up going to this zoo and hadn't been in many years. I had been hearing how many renovations and upgrades have taken place, so I did have high expectations. When we arrived, I was impressed with how nice and updated the exterior looked,...More

2  Thank Beccaleigh63
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20 June 2017|
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Response from Juanita B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is lots of tables to enjoy eating outside.
13 June 2017|
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Response from Sheri C | Reviewed this property |
No. It's not a long ride. It's just enough and it's very fun for the kids and adults too!
25 May 2017|
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Response from Bkaradee | Reviewed this property |
I have no clue. I would call the zoo and ask.