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Birmingham Zoo

#9 of 90 things to do in Birmingham Features Animals
2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1154
+1 205-879-0409
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Smaller Zoo but Nice Experience

They have less animals than we are used to but for being in Birmingham they are always having an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sabrina R
Grandparent Day at the Zoo

Took our granddaughter to the Birmingham Zoo and it was awesome. Better than most Zoos. Compared to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1154
+1 205-879-0409
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Reviewed 2 days ago

They have less animals than we are used to but for being in Birmingham they are always having an event! We love the specialized events and the friendly staff, Altogether a great place to take the family!

Thank Sabrina R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took our granddaughter to the Birmingham Zoo and it was awesome. Better than most Zoos. Compared to Atlanta Zoo, a cut above. Shows and rides comingled and enjoyable.

Thank judevonne
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm not sure what happened the day we visited but there were no tigers or lions. $42 for two adults and a five year old is a bit steep IMO. Lots of additional paid activities. Again, $13 seems steep for a train ride for three....More

Thank Redsaidfred85
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The zoo is under significant updates, which should help for those visiting in the future. I was a little disappointed that everything "extra" cost more money, even the little train ride through the zoo. I didn't mind paying a little extra to feed the birds...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 6 days ago

it is still a work in progress. again. construction and it is not pretty anymore. disappointment was the word. they took away the beautiful birds at the entrance and the fountain and path years ago without replacing it with anything but dirt. would love to...More

Thank pjsmith4
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Birmingham Zoo is a great place for kids/families. It's been a while since my visit, but I do remember there is a great play area for kids, including a carousel. There were some animals missing in a few areas, but still plenty to see....More

Thank Angie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on April 12th and it must of just been bad timing. There was construction lots of places, and about 10 school buses were there so the park was covered up. One employee told us she'd worked there for 10 years and never seen...More

Thank Sabrina B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast here. Tons of animals lots of exhibits. The monkeys were so active and happy. The elephants were in a huge exhibit and were also very active. I am excited to go back.

Thank chericarmel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are doing some renovations to the zoo, so maybe after they are done with everything, the experience will get better. We didn't get to see a lot of animals. The Rhinos, zebra, as well as the tiger were "under veterinarian care". Couldn't see the...More

Thank rashial32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have not been there in years and was pleasantly surprised. We were there on a fundraiser day with lots of vendor food included in price. Will go back soon.

Thank Jeff M
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Is it very crowded on Memorial Day? Too crowded to enjoy with a 2 year old and 8 year old?
25 May 2017|
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Response from Sabrina B | Reviewed this property |
I would think they would be busy. We visited on a day when all the schools were there. I'm talking 10 or 12 school buses and it was terrible. Not enough room, couldn't see the exhibits for all the people in front of them.
Alicia L
Is there room to park a truck with camper?
17 May 2017|
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Response from rashial32 | Reviewed this property |
When it's not crowded there is room for a camper.
Dorothy W
Do the train, carousel and slide include in the ticket or extra. And do yall have a restaurant there also.
8 May 2017|
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Response from Alabamasissy | Reviewed this property |
Unsure about rides but they have several places to eat through out the park one at entrance and I know at least one or 2 more inside for snacks and such