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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

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Address: 1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5908
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+1 251-968-5731
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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Perfect "Boutique" Zoo!

Brought my 21 month old and this zoo was perfect size. Nothing big but had alot to look at. Small but intimate that is what we loved. Did everything in an hour just long enough... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Brought my 21 month old and this zoo was perfect size. Nothing big but had alot to look at. Small but intimate that is what we loved. Did everything in an hour just long enough for a toddlers attention span. They sell food in a souvenir cup when you enter. We enjoyed the up close interaction while feeding the animals!... More 

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Evansville
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An enjoyable attraction with very friendly and knowledgeable personnel. This is a small zoo but has a good variety of animals! You can purchase cups of food to feed some of the animals. My son took many pictures of animals that we were sadden to see online after the big storm just days after we left the Gulf Shores. We... More 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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11 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a horrible place unless you like looking at animals cooped up in small cages and being mistreated. I hope this goes the way of the circus and sea world. Please don't waste you money here or encourage any one else to do so. The animals look very sad and I'm sure they wished that they were FREE and... More 

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Thank Clyde14
Raymore, Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a small zoo but has a good variety of animals for its size and the animal encounters it offers (for a small fee) are a fun experience. You are able to purchase cups of food to feed some of the animals. We will definitely be back when in the area!

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Thank tshoward1986
Hagerstown, Indiana
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been members of this zoo for several years now. Always enjoyable - very friendly staff - you can get up close and feed several of the animals. They all appear to be well taken care of. Great for any cloudy day! Go - you'll be glad you did.

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Thank Haushold
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like Gulf Breeze zoo, we were not expecting much, but this really is worth a stop and a half day visit. We had a lot of fun feeding the animals and also a meet and greet with baby kangaroos. Don't miss the informative talks/shows as well, you never know what they might bring out.

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Thank Eric M
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live near the STL Zoo which is beautiful. But this zoo is more intimate and there is the option of an animal encounter. I would definitely try to get up close and personal with the kangaroos and the sloth. Love it!

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1 Thank Aubrey E
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I wanted something different to do so we decided to try the zoo and we weren't disappointed. You can pay to pet and feed so many of the animals but the petting fees are usually $10 which can get pricey if there is more than one animal you want to pet. I was surprised at the different... More 

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1 Thank Kelley N
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Gulf Shores Zoo is small compared to the big city zoos, but our grand kids really enjoyed themselves. You can only do so much time at the beach or putt-putt and the zoo is nice break from the typical beach trip activities. The zoo has feed that you can purchase for the goats and our grands loved feeding them.... More 

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Thank Vilda B
Prattville, Alabama
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this zoo today because we had heard about the animal encounters where you can go in and interact one on one with certain animals.. totally worth it. We did the Sloth, Lemur and Kangaroo encounters. We were a little disappointed that the reptile one was already closed for the season. The lemurs were very active. The sloths and... More 

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