We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

University of North Alabama

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Get within 10 feet of the lion mascots!

Very nice lion enclosure that allows you to get closer than at zoos. The lions were beautiful, and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Deborah G
Henderson, Tennessee
Love Leo

This is a beautiful campus to visit and a neat place that is free; you can see beautiful fountains... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
Huntsville, Alabama
Read all 136 reviews
All photos (56)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lion habitat”(17 reviews)
“great college”(3 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
George H. Carroll Lion Habitat, One Harrison Plaza, Florence, AL 35632-0001
Reviews (136)
Filter reviews
134 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsbeautiful campuslion habitatgreat collegemale lionwithin feetalma materivy leaguelion's denneat placeleounastudentsmascotfountaincageschoolgraduated
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 134 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice lion enclosure that allows you to get closer than at zoos. The lions were beautiful, and their human mama was there to answer questions.

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed August 12, 2018

This is a beautiful campus to visit and a neat place that is free; you can see beautiful fountains, beautifully preserved buildings with a variety of architecture, and two lions!

Thank GRITSfromAL
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

If you love the south, water fountains, life lions, this is well worth to go check out. My kids enjoyed going to see the lions and beautiful scenery to take pictures!

Thank Juanita A
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Visit the lions at the campus. We went twice. First time it was a bit hot and they were indoors. There is seating that’s covered and the you can view them through glass. The fountains, buildings, and landscaping are also very nice.

Thank Kelsey C
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Great lil' school in AN EVEN-GREATER LIL' NEIGHBORHOOD... Have friend's whose kids think even moreso in that they're to REMAIN IN THE AREA AS THEY GRADUATE.... That tells me plenty...

Thank wvlngth10
Reviewed April 15, 2018

We were actually at the Pope's Tavern (a local museum which is well worth the visit) and the curator there suggested we stop by the University of North Alabama to see their mascots, which are two lions. We were glad we did. The habitat is...More

Thank kdh78
Reviewed April 1, 2018

As an alum, I'll rate the campus as an attraction, not as a graduate. My wife and I enjoy walking here. UNA is a very walkable campus with all its walkways, paths, sidewalks, benches, and little places to stop at here and there. Overall, we...More

Thank vvahoo206
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

My daughter initially overlooked UNA, but fate has brought her where she likely always needed to be. She is super excited about the major offerings and the college setting.

Thank cbrown9802
Reviewed March 26, 2018

Went by this weekend specifically to see the Lions. They weren't out when we got there Saturday evening but when we went back Sunday they were out and laying around in the sun. The keeper was hanging out just outside the cage and she was...More

Thank M0mB0mb
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Adorable, clean campus complete with a Starbucks and Chick Fillet. Don’t forget to visit Una and Leo, the lions. Beautiful enclosure for them. Friendly, articulate students. Don’t miss the George Lindsey Film Festival in March that shows free films all weekend from emerging film makers!

Thank Donna D
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 hotels in Florence
Days Inn by Wyndham Florence Downtown
83 reviews
1.34 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Florence-Downtown
477 reviews
1.45 km away
Residence Inn Florence
152 reviews
3.55 km away
Hampton Inn Florence-Midtown
402 reviews
4.11 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 176 restaurants in Florence
209 reviews
.89 km away
241 reviews
.70 km away
Rosie's Mexican Cantina
248 reviews
.72 km away
The Pie Factory
157 reviews
.65 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 32 attractions in Florence
W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library
93 reviews
1.53 km away
Pope's Tavern
52 reviews
.45 km away
Singin' River LIVE
14 reviews
1.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
June 30, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know the feeding schedule but here is the number you can call 256-765-4100. Florence is in Central time zone so I expect best time to call would be after 9am.