Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Gulf Shores

About Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Gulf Shores

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Gulf Shores - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, USA

Phone: +1-2519685731

Ticket Price: 11 USD

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

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The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is home to over 300 animals and was opened in 1989 covering an area of 17 acres. The zoo is popular for getting filmed by Animal Planet that focused on the small zoo’s effort and success in surviving the three Hurricanes- Hurricane Ivan, Hurricane Dennis, and Hurricane Katrina.

Come here to see the gorgeous animal that include lions, tigers, bears, leopards, monkeys, wolves, and macaws. The reptiles section, Sloths and aviary sections are the highlight of the zoo.

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Ticket Prices

Admission fee:

  • Adults: USD 11
  • Seniors: USD 9
  • Kids (8-12 years): USD 8

How To reach Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo by Public Transport

  • By using a Van service.
  • By renting a Car.
  • On foot


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  • First off I'm not sure about people leaving 1 star ratings. They must have no perspective. With that being said, you have to understand that I would not call this a "Zoo" as most people know of them from larger cities. I would call it a Wildlife Sanctuary. We have several where I am from. Most of them house 15-50 animal species. Which a lot less than your average "Zoo". This place though, is very large for a Sanctuary. They have a large variety of animals. The visibility of all the animals is great, with exception of the full grown alligator because he hides in the water a lot. Kids love it here because they do have farm animals as well that they can feed. The prices are not expensive at all. On top of everything above, you can pay extra to hold or encounter different animals. We had a fantastic experience with my daughter. We paid to enter the lemur exhibit and cuddle with several lemurs. We'll worth the $10 a person in my opinion. The biggest negatives I would say that keep it from being 5 stars are the parking lot and visibility of the Zoo. It is very difficult to find with no signage from the main road. The parking lot is just gravel. In a rainstorm has large potholes and is very messy. This is easy to forgive once you get inside and meet the friendly staff and see the animals. In summary, this is definitely a great place to take the kids. They will not forget the experience!

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  • A bit hard to see from the road. Gravel parking lot. Very friendly staff. Love the animals and being able to feed some of them. The exhibits are all relatively clean. I was not a fan of having to pay to see and have a personal experience with the sloth, kangaroo, reptiles and anteaters. I think that when you pay to enter a zoo you should be able to see the animals, maybe just pay for the personal experience.

  • This is one if the best zoos I have ever been at. Though it seems small, there are a variety of animals, many different encounter options that are well worth the money and the staff is friendly, helpful and informative. It is always a pleasure to go and provided a fun experience for the whole family

  • It's a smaller zoo but nice. They staff is well educated on the animals and the kids enjoyed it. Wasn't too expensive compared to other zoos that we have been to. Kind of hard to find the entrance and the parking is gravel behind the Tiki bike rental place.

  • Our 2 year old loved it. The price was decent. But it's very small. The cages are small, my husband and I felt sorry for the amimals. (And I'm not a big animal person) there were many of the same animals as well. However, it was good for small children.

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