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Birmingham Zoo

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2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1154
+1 205-879-0409
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I love our zoo and the people who give so much of their time and resources to support it. Instead... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MJW W
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Wonderful zoo with so much to offer all ages!

Many programming options: animals, sin down tour after hours events and of course the amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
powerknitter
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train, hop on the carousel, check out the alligator swamp and tropical rain forest: all this and more are offered at this educational and entertaining zoo housing 170 animals from around the world, including endangered species.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“train ride” (68 reviews)
“splash pad” (44 reviews)
“giraffe feeding” (26 reviews)
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2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1154
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+1 205-879-0409
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love our zoo and the people who give so much of their time and resources to support it. Instead of complaining about it, donate and/or volunteer your time to it.

Thank MJW W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many programming options: animals, sin down tour after hours events and of course the amazing exhibits. A must see in B’ham!

Thank powerknitter
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The upkeep on this zoo is great! You can tell some of the enclosures/buildings are old, but they are very clean and well maintained. The entrance is very welcoming, love the mini park with play area for kids to run off any excess energy. We...More

Thank ktmorrison
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely zoo with some nice exhibits and walkway areas. But on a nice day, do not get there late. I arrived near noon and the parking lot was packed...be prepared to squeeze into a small space. The overflow parking is compacted dirt...More

1  Thank barbara b
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a mid-size zoo that is currently undergoing an expansion. As such there is some construction around that can lead to detours here and there, but the layout is so nice that you don't mind spending the extra time. There are the usual animals...More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We went on a Sunday and arrived at 10:00 AM local time. Found the prices to be fair for an attraction like this, Senior and military discounts applied and the staff was courteous and well-versed. Their shows are well run and highly educational and accurate....More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Never been to a zoo than charged 2 year olds to enter before. Great animal exhibits. The tiger died so they won’t have tigers for a while but everything else was cool. Lions, elephants, monkeys, a Bear, lots of cats, rhinos, a hippo, seals, birds...More

Thank Sublimebrad
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The Birmingham Zoo is a GREAT place to spend the day.Lots to do inside and if you want to bring a picnic lunch tables in the shade right outside the zoo or visit the concession stand!up. . Then come back inside to enjoy some more....More

Thank mackemal2015
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This zoo is beautiful and so much fun. The walkways were well maintained and landscaped. There’s activities for the kids to mix in with your sight seeing. Be sure to get the kids a wristband if you plan on doing “all the things”. We weren’t...More

Thank JaimeStanton
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Don’t let the construction scare you. Big things are happening, but in the meantime we had a wonderful visit. This is a nicely laid out zoo with lots of hands on options. Plus some fun rides even our teen/tween both enjoyed. We highly recommend feeding...More

Thank ecbronze
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$15 for adults and $10 for children per their website
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