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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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Lovely zoo

This is a lovely zoo with some nice exhibits and walkway areas. But on a nice day, do not get there... read more

Reviewed yesterday
barbara b
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Carrollton, Texas
Lots to see and more to come!

This is a mid-size zoo that is currently undergoing an expansion. As such there is some... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris S
,
Kansas City, Missouri
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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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"zip line"
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank barbara b
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Reviewed 3 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best zoo in the south. I grew up going to this zoo. Took my boys yesterday and had a great time. My youngest was 2 the last time we went (he’s 8 now), so he was big enough to ride the camel now. They are...More

Thank mkt80
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are from out of town and visited the zoo with local family members yesterday, in a group of three adults and four kids of varying ages. This is a lovely zoo and we had a nice time slowly walking around and taking in all...More

Thank MilwaukeeMutti
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my wife and 3 kids (10,8,1) to the zoo for spring break. We lucked out because we went on a Tuesday and received half price admission. There was a nice size crowd but the crowd was evenly distributed throughout the zoo, so it...More

Thank Chris G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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$15 for adults and $10 for children per their website
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