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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

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1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5908
+1 251-968-5731
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Animal encounters

A small zoo with large amounts of fun. Kids enjoyed petting kangaroos and lemurs. Big cats? Yep... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sam P
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. Did I mention love?

For an $11 entry fee, this "little zoo that could is so phenomenal. Though they are small, they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rhiannon B
Hueytown, Alabama, United States
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The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is home to more than 500 exotic animals including lions, tigers, bears, macaws, reptiles and more. It also features a seasonal petting zoo, animal encounters and interactive animal shows during the spring and summer months.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“big cats” (50 reviews)
“baby kangaroos” (48 reviews)
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1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-5908
+1 251-968-5731
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A small zoo with large amounts of fun. Kids enjoyed petting kangaroos and lemurs. Big cats? Yep, 6 tigers and 2 lions. I go to Audubon Zoo 3xs a year, this zoo is better.

Thank Sam P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For an $11 entry fee, this "little zoo that could is so phenomenal. Though they are small, they truly care about all of their animals and they have some gorgeous predators like tigers and lions. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and were happy to...More

Thank Rhiannon B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to try something a little different and decided to visit the zoo. I had been before, but it has been years. We had a ball!! The zoo is much smaller than your "typical" city zoo, but it is perfectly quaint. The animals are...More

Thank BallDawg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a nice little place, with a great selection of big cats, smaller animals, common petting zoo types, and some exotics. They have shows where you can pet some animals you won't normally be around like baby alligators, lynx, and such. You can pay to...More

Thank lonewulf44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is so cool. Not a normal zoo where's the animals are so far away. Lots of large cats, 11 ft alligator, lots of monkeys. But it is a really cool experience for the kids to touch the lemurs, kangaroos, and sloths. Worth every...More

Thank Lynb76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kind of expensive for such a small zoo but we enjoyed it did the animal encounters and had fun ages 10/12

Thank Smithmom19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best place to visit in Gif Shores. This staff has such a heart and have worked so hard to keep this place well run and safe for the animals. They have suffered lots of storms and hurricanes and keep taking care of the animals. Great...More

Thank aquaticsoulphoto2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice zoo. Not too big that it kills you to take in all the great animals, that appear to be well taken care of. Nice gator exhibit. Extremely nice staff. Needs a bigger sign , you can easily miss the entrance even with gps.

Thank Revis A
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved this little zoo! We had a recommendation from a friend and am so glad that we went. The encounters were great with very knowledgeable staff! Super friendly and also some nice items in the gift shop!! Lemur encounter I would do earlier...More

Thank asbeutner
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The zoo has lots of animals and you can get up close and personal with them. Admission is very reasonable but can add up if you include experiences like playing with the kangaroos. Still less expensive than larger zoos. I will go back. The tigers...More

Thank TerryA507
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13 October 2017|
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Response from Noplacelikehome445 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember a hippo. It’s a smaller to medium size zoo. It’s not super crowded. If you want a major zoo you could go to the New Orleans Zoo which is less than 3 hours from this location . Hope this helped.
31 July 2017|
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Response from Whitney F | Property representative |
Yes you can.
31 July 2017|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they told us to just keep the receipt and they would allow us back in anytime that same day.