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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Gulf Shores

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
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 forĀ animal encounters are available at the gift shop. To visit Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo on your holiday in Gulf Shores, and find out what else Gulf Shores has to offer, use our Gulf Shores tourist route planner.
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  • This is a smaller zoo. I don't think you would want to spend more than a couple hours here. My kids enjoyed it and liked being able to get so close to some of the animals. For an extra $5-$10 you can ...  read more »
  • We go to the zoo every time we come to Gulf Shores yesterday I visited the hands on lemur it was so beautiful to be able to be up close to them and I know the money goes to taking care of them I will ...  read more »
  • The Gulf Coast Zoo is a special little place and my family has been there several times. The zoo boasts several species of cats, my favorite. There are opportunities for 'close encounters' with kangar...  read more »
  • This was definitely the most fun I've ever had at a zoo. It is a small zoo, but very personable. The staff walk around holding different animals and are happy to stop and tell you all about them. You can pay $10 to meet with the lemurs. They are so friendly and feel like soft teddy bears. You can also pay $5 to hold and pet a baby kangaroo. In other words, bring $15 extra, because it will be the best $15 you've ever spent. The zoo is clean, quiet, and really fun. We will definitely be going back.
  • Our group heard nothing but good things about this zoo so we decided to make a day of it. We were all very disappointed. The cage sizes for the animals was horrible. It was extremely hot that day, and hardly any of the animals had shade. The tigers only had buckets about the size of trash cans for water and they were sitting in it trying to stay cool. The sheep and deer looked like they were unhealthy. After what took less than 30 min to make out way around we all left a little sad. My son is still talking about the poor animals 2 days later. Don't waste your money.
  • This is a FAR cry from a zoo. If you have been to a REAL zoo then you would not enjoy this. We have been to many zoos from CA, to KY and this is close to a petting zoo. Not worth the money, extremely small cages for the animals, not very clean, super hard to drive a stroller on their skinny cracked and bumpy sidewalks, way too many school children unsupervised, and the zoo staff was mowing the lawn in about 4-5 cages. Tons of monkeys and goats and birds if you're into that... At the zoos I visit the zookeepers take care of cleaning before and after hours and leave open hours to feeding and caring for the animals while visitors can see them and enjoy the peace of the outdoors. This zoo has a very small variety of animals and most can be seen on a farm or petting zoo. Not worth the money, we spent a short hour here before leaving. I am no where near a hippie animal loving person, but it doesn't take a tree hugger to know that these cages are small, unkept, and make me feel like the animals are not healthy or happy.
  • a well thought out zoo that flows nicely through while viewing white tigers, alligators, lemurs, joeys, and of course all the classic species. the best part is the option to interact with so many of the animals (extra fee but it's an incredible memory)
  • Great rainy day activities instead of the beach. My daughter's loved getting to pet the kangaroos and lemurs. Even though it is a small zoo, it uses the spaces well.
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