Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Gulf Shores

4.0
#1 of 8 in Zoos & Aquariums in Alabama
Home to over 500 exotic creatures, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo offers close, personal encounters with animals in an intimate setting. Play with lemurs or cuddle a young kangaroo. Bears, lions, and leopards all reside on the 7 hectare (17 acre) site, where wide pathways allow for close-up views of the animals. Learn about the different species in the zoo by visiting the reptile house, aviary, and petting zoo. Animal shows take place daily, and reservations for animal encounters are available at the gift shop. To visit Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and get the most from your holiday in Gulf Shores, create itinerary details personal to you using our Gulf Shores trip planner .
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  • First of all, we had 7 children (13 & under), 5 adults, & 2 seniors. So even though the zoo prices aren't that bad, when you have the group we had, it was pricey. Our bill was $95 for entry. The peopl...  more »
  • We had a great day visiting this quaint zoo. We opted for the farm animal and lemur experience. Both were perfect for our 6 month old who was in awe of the animals. The zoo is not too big, and is good...  more »
  • I highly recommend visiting this zoo for people of all ages. You can get into an enclosure with lemurs for $10 and it’s always the highlight of my time in Gulf Shores. Lemurs are my favorite animal!!  more »
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  • I wish it hadn't been raining! Great staff, decent place to visit for an afternoon. It's not a huge zoo so don't look for every animal because it's not there, but still a good amount of animals to see and enjoy. I hope to come back when they are moved into their new zoo.
  • Small zoo with a great variety of animals! The animal encounters are affordable at $5 or $10 for once in a lifetime opportunities to be up close with some amazing animals. I vote this as a must do family activity in the Orange Beach/Gulf Shores area! The animal food cups are $2 for a good amount of food. The staff is friendly and kind. We loved our trip here!
  • Loved this place!! For being a small zoo it has an amazing and interesting assortment of exotic animals to see and learn about. Their animal experiences are also amazing. If we come back to gulf shores we will come here again - kids and adults alike will love it.
  • It’s a charming little zoo. Easy for kids with lots of active animals and big cats. The encounters are worth taking the time and spending a little extra cash on. We did the lemur and kangaroo encounters.
  • A little pricey, but overall a solid experience. Really liked the layout and the observation platforms. Gives you a perspective you don't always get. They have some cool added features, for a cost, like feeding the goats and interacting with kangaroos, sloths, and lemurs. If you are looking for a diversion from the beach this is a fun option.
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