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University of North Alabama

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Get within 10 feet of the lion mascots!

Very nice lion enclosure that allows you to get closer than at zoos. The lions were beautiful, and... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Deborah G
Henderson, Tennessee
Love Leo

This is a beautiful campus to visit and a neat place that is free; you can see beautiful fountains... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Huntsville, Alabama
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George H. Carroll Lion Habitat, One Harrison Plaza, Florence, AL 35632-0001
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

Very nice lion enclosure that allows you to get closer than at zoos. The lions were beautiful, and their human mama was there to answer questions.

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is a beautiful campus to visit and a neat place that is free; you can see beautiful fountains, beautifully preserved buildings with a variety of architecture, and two lions!

Thank GRITSfromAL
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

If you love the south, water fountains, life lions, this is well worth to go check out. My kids enjoyed going to see the lions and beautiful scenery to take pictures!

Thank Juanita A
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Visit the lions at the campus. We went twice. First time it was a bit hot and they were indoors. There is seating that’s covered and the you can view them through glass. The fountains, buildings, and landscaping are also very nice.

Thank Kelsey C
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Great lil' school in AN EVEN-GREATER LIL' NEIGHBORHOOD... Have friend's whose kids think even moreso in that they're to REMAIN IN THE AREA AS THEY GRADUATE.... That tells me plenty...

Thank wvlngth10
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We were actually at the Pope's Tavern (a local museum which is well worth the visit) and the curator there suggested we stop by the University of North Alabama to see their mascots, which are two lions. We were glad we did. The habitat is...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

As an alum, I'll rate the campus as an attraction, not as a graduate. My wife and I enjoy walking here. UNA is a very walkable campus with all its walkways, paths, sidewalks, benches, and little places to stop at here and there. Overall, we...More

Thank vvahoo206
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

My daughter initially overlooked UNA, but fate has brought her where she likely always needed to be. She is super excited about the major offerings and the college setting.

Thank cbrown9802
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Went by this weekend specifically to see the Lions. They weren't out when we got there Saturday evening but when we went back Sunday they were out and laying around in the sun. The keeper was hanging out just outside the cage and she was...More

Thank M0mB0mb
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Adorable, clean campus complete with a Starbucks and Chick Fillet. Don’t forget to visit Una and Leo, the lions. Beautiful enclosure for them. Friendly, articulate students. Don’t miss the George Lindsey Film Festival in March that shows free films all weekend from emerging film makers!

Thank Donna D
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know the feeding schedule but here is the number you can call 256-765-4100. Florence is in Central time zone so I expect best time to call would be after 9am.