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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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Well worth the trip!

Decided to take a weekend away to explore the Birmingham area. Specifically came to check out the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patty R
Petal, Ms
via mobile
Animals y Pirates

Though it's clear this Zoo is old, the grounds are extremely well cared for and the animals... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St. Augustine, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“splash pad” (41 reviews)
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2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1154
+1 205-879-0409

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to take a weekend away to explore the Birmingham area. Specifically came to check out the zoo. Awesome nice sized zoo. Loved how clean and well maintained the zoo grounds were. The animals are so well taken care of. You can most definitely tell...More

Thank Patty R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though it's clear this Zoo is old, the grounds are extremely well cared for and the animals appeared to be as well. The pirates on the train ride were extreme nightmare fuel, moreso for the adults than the kids. And I mean that in a...More

Thank ointmentwhopper
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family were members of the zoo for many years but our daughter sorta out grew the zoo. But we had many good times and have good memories. The back story of the zoo for me is the zoo was once terrible a long time...More

Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love our zoo in Birmingham. It has come a long way in just a few short years. There are so many rescue animals, and to read their stories is enlightening. There are a broad range of animals, a train to ride on (costs...More

Thank Kayla N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to enjoy if you don't go at the end of the school year, there is so many school kids and family there's not enough room to move and the wait in lines is awful. The Zoo was way over crowed.

Thank Travel4me789
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the zoo for the first time in three years. I was shocked at the cost to get in: $16 per person. While I am glad we went, I would not go back for a while because of the cost of admission. The new...More

Thank kime555
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I was so happy to see so many changes being made to the habitats. I think that when all of the construction is complete, Birmingham will have an excellent zoo.

Thank Pam D
Reviewed 1 week ago

What the Bham zoo lacks in acreage, they make up for in hospitality and well-thought-out exhibits. It's a small zoo, but that means you can get through the whole thing in a single visit. And yes, there are some older facilities, but the zoo is...More

Thank mitzye2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I go to the Zoo frequently and they are always adding new exhibits and continue to hold the highest standards for the animals. Buy a Membership and go as much as you want.

Thank kathysmithalabama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter bought a family pass to the zoo and invited me to go along with her 2 children. My 3yr old granddaughter had been a handful of times before so nothing really WOWed her this visit. We enjoyed the train-ride but the 'pirates' along...More

Thank Mary P
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20 June 2017|
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Response from Juanita B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is lots of tables to enjoy eating outside.
14 June 2017|
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Response from Sheri C | Reviewed this property |
No. It's not a long ride. It's just enough and it's very fun for the kids and adults too!
25 May 2017|
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Response from Bkaradee | Reviewed this property |
I have no clue. I would call the zoo and ask.