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Zoos in Alabama

It’s animal time in Alabama, and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Alabama because The Heart of Dixie has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • Birmingham Zoo

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    Birmingham

    Over 122 acres of amazing zoo space for the whole family to explore, with over 950 animals waiting to say hi! Animal fun in Birmingham, Alabama!

  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

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    Gulf Shores

    The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Home of Animal Planet's The Little Zoo That Could with more than 300 Lions, Tigers, Bears, Monkeys, Macaws and more!

  • Mobile Zoo

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    Wilmer

    The zoo was established for education and continuing the existence of endangered/non-endangered wildlife. You can see wildlife from all over the world and learn about them. Tour our main building ...

  • The Montgomery Zoo

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    Montgomery

    Penetrate deep into the jungles of South America. Travel the savannahs of Africa or the hilltops of Asia. Venture the tall grasses of the North American plains. See the Zebras graze on the plains ...

  • Estuarium

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    Dauphin Island

    Learn about the marine environment around Alabama in a dynamic way suitable for children. The public section of this sea lab is enthralling, and there are many interactive, interdisciplinary, ...

  • Animal House Zoological Park

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    Moulton

    A sanctuary opened to prevent the mistreatment of animals. A zoological park housing 300 animals of different species. A homely center within 60 acres of country that offers the opportunity to see ...

  • Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain

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    Attalla

    An exotic animal park and rescue preserve where families can enjoy over 80 large predators, including tigers, leopards and bears, that call this reserve home, as well as a full contact barnyard.

  • McClellands Critters

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    Banks

    A family zoo with a laid back attitude and a nice range of animals from the domestic to the exotic to visit with and kids can often get involved with feeding.

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  • Point Mallard Park

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    Decatur

    This fantastic 750-acre park has camping, hiking and biking trails, golf course. Also an Aquatic Center featuring a wave pool, Olympic-size diving pool, water slides and kiddie pools. Year-round ice ...

  • Waterville

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    Gulf Shores

    Ready to take on 20 acres of water fun!? This family friendly Alabama water park has attractions for the entire family - any age!

  • Spring Valley Beach

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    Blountsville

    Spring Valley Beach features fun for the entire family! Our park offers the best for a nice relaxing day and plenty of adventure for thrill seekers.

  • Water World

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    Dothan

    A large open air water park in Alabama with many exciting features for big kids and parents! There is even a special section for the little ones too!

  • Splash Adventure Water Park

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    Bessemer

    So much family water fun in this Alabama water park, with thrilling slides, interactive play areas, a maze, and a super huge multi level play area!

  • Mercedes Benz Factory Tours

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    Tuscaloosa

    Experience the star-studded history of Daimler-Benz, the world\'s premier automobile manufacturer. The story is chronicled in the Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center, the first of its kind outside Germany. ...

  • Red Eye Charters

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    Gulf Shores

    A full service fishing charter that offers full and half day charters for bottom fishing, trolling, and billfishing aboard a state-of-the-art, 36 foot Topaz boat which will accommodate up to six ...

  • The Bama Belle

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    Tuscaloosa

    A fun modern day replica of the grand paddlewheel riverboats which graced the nation's river ways in the early 1900's. A unique experience for kids to show them a bit of Deep South history!

  • Cold Mil Fleet Dolphin Cruises

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    Orange Beach

    See Dolphins Surf & Jump!! Guaranteed!!! As we embark on our 1 1/2 HOUR journey into the INLAND WATERS, we will witness some of the most spectacular scenes ever imagined.

  • Weiss Lake Crappie Guides

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    Centre

    They have been fishing for crappie on this lake for over 30 years, so if you want a guide service that offers a day filled with fun and great fishing action these are your guys!

  • Anniston Museum of Natural History

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    Anniston

    Kids can explore the wilds of Africa, the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies, and the wonders of the North American wilderness in this fascinating Alabama Natural History Museum. An educational AND ...

  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

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    Birmingham

    A great collection of over 1300 vintage and modern motorcycles, as well as the largest collection of Lotus Race Cars in the entire world! Great fun for those engine loving families and kids! Vroom ...

  • Birmingham Museum of Art

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    Birmingham

    More than 17,000 objects represent a rich panorama of cultures, including Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American. Highlights include the Museum's collection of Asian ...

  • The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

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    Montgomery

    For seventy years, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts has been a showcase for the visual arts in Central Alabama. A primary focus of the Museum's mission is collecting and preserving works by some of ...

  • The Hank Williams Museum

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    Montgomery

    Containing the most complete collection of memorabilia, the Official Hank Williams Museum is located in Downtown Montgomery where Hank lived from 1937 - 1953. Come and visit the place where the man ...

  • Paul W Bryant Museum

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    Tuscaloosa

    The museum exhibits artifacts and memorabilia that trace the long history of University of Alabama football. State-of-the-art displays enhanced by videos highlighting great players, plays and games ...

  • Childrens Museum of the Shoals

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    Florence

    The Children's Museum of the Shoals, Inc. offers hands-on exhibits and programs geared specifically to the developmental stages and needs of children. One of the many fun family places to go if ...

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