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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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My friends like a kid so he took me to the zoo

It was my first time at the zoo in Birmingham and I got to feed the giraffes and it was awesome it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fernando N
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As an adult loved the zoo!

Been to many zoos but hands down this is the best zoo I have been to. Lots of space for the animals... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“train ride” (65 reviews)
“splash pad” (42 reviews)
“giraffe feeding” (26 reviews)
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2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223-1154
+1 205-879-0409

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was my first time at the zoo in Birmingham and I got to feed the giraffes and it was awesome it was fairly clean but they're animals looked a little sad and behind the glass but it was it was it was great I...More

Thank Fernando N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been to many zoos but hands down this is the best zoo I have been to. Lots of space for the animals to roam and be themselves. Good way to get steps in if you are counting them. Lions, tigers, & elephants on my.

Thank Meggz0524
Reviewed 1 week ago

went to Boo in the Zoo and it was a let down. The haunted hayride was neither haunted or a real ride. Boring. Hope they do better next Halloween for my 5, 7, and 11 year olds.

Thank James W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every year the Zoo continues to improve the animal habitats and grounds. We are members and have been for 9 years, from the seasonal activities from the day to day the zoo is only getting better each year.

Thank Jen Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Birmingham Zoo has come so far over these past few years. While I thought I would not like the ponds being removed the open 'picnic' fields are really nice. I love the wide walkways. If you missed Boo at the Zoo then set your...More

Thank cbtjrmd
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a little cold the day we went. We really enjoyed the animals we did see. Most of them were sleeping or pacing. There was quite a few animals that weren't out like the tigers and others. The many animals we did see were...More

Thank Brittany M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our highlight was definitely hearing and watching the lion. He was so majestic and his vocalizations were spectacular. Perfect sized zoo and nice animal diversity for a three hour visit. Also perfect weather for a pleasant stroll. High point is the zoo staff. Amazing interactions...More

Thank cindyannsmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by all the animals at this zoo. Lots of animals, birds, and reptiles. It took about 2 hours to get through the entire zoo. Anyone that loves animals should stop in for a visit. It was not as costly as many...More

Thank Joseph N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really fun experience! Highly recommend for families. Our only complaint was lack of signage when trying to get in...three long lines and it wasn't clear where to go if you were buying tickets, already had tickets, etc.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the Birmingham Zoo on Sunday, October 15 and had a great time. The admission price is very reasonable and the zoo is very clean. I had a great time viewing the animals and the staff was EXTREMELY helpful and friendly. There are...More

Thank Jeremy B
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Shirley J
20 October 2017|
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Response from txice | Reviewed this property |
I don't know never needed 1 sorry
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!