Zoos in TUSCALOOSA with kids

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

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Tuscaloosa because this The Heart of Dixie city 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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    (49 miles) 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!

  • The Montgomery Zoo

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    (93 miles) Montgomery

    Penetrate the jungles of South America. Travel the savannahs of Africa or the hilltops of Asia. Venture the tall grasses of the North American plains. Or just visit your Montgomery Zoo and see it all!

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  • Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

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    (29 miles) Mc Calla

    Indoor activities include the Iron and Steel Museum and traditional crafts demonstrations, plus explore the cotton gin, pioneer farm and working gristmill. Plenty of exploration outdoors too, plus a ...

  • Lake Lowndes State Park

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    (46 miles) Columbus

    Lake Lowndes offers complete recreational facilities for families. Located on beautiful 150 acre Lake Lowndes, the park offers unlimited opportunities for picnicking, fishing and camping, as well as ...

  • Oak Mountain State Park

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    (48 miles) Pelham

    Nearly 10,000 acres of beautiful Alabama state park, with trails, fishing, beaches, swimming, and even a golf course and petting farm!

  • Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

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    (55 miles) Birmingham

    On our 1,011 acre forested urban nature center and certified wildlife habitat, we offer educational programs, weekend activities, and over 11 miles of footpaths for hiking and birding.

  • Dismals Canyon

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    (78 miles) Phil Campbell

    Spend a day getting back to nature hiking the canyon floor past thundering waterfalls, wildlife spotting and swimming. Guided night tours allow visitors to view the glow-in-the-dark creatures too - ...

  • Dunns Falls

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    (99 miles) Enterprise

    Nestled in the pristine hills along the Chunky River, in South Lauderdale County Mississippi lies Dunn's Fall's Water park. Here, along a shallow stretch of the Chunky River, the bluffs of the ...

  • Spring Valley Beach

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    (84 miles) Blountsville

    Water fun in Alabama for the whole family, with thrilling slides, fun kiddie areas, and picnic areas too in the largest pool in the Southeast!

  • Birmingham Childrens Theatre

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    (48 miles) Birmingham

    Professional theatre complex for children, with different theatres and performances on offer for different age groups. High profile productions most children will recognise.

  • The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

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    (49 miles) Birmingham

    The museum honors great jazz artists with ties to the state of Alabama. While furnishing educational information, the museum is also a place for entertainment. Exhibits convey the accomplishments of ...

  • DeSoto Caverns Family Fun Park

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    (75 miles) Childersburg

    Great Alabama family fun with activities from gemstone panning, bumper cars to cool mazes! A great RV / camping park too

  • FunZone

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    (78 miles) Cullman

    FUNZONE�s newest attraction, Air It Out, has the latest, greatest inflatable equipment that is guaranteed to bring hours of fun. Our play area proves to be challenging, interactive and engaging for ...

  • Dentzel Carousel

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    (88 miles) Meridian

    The carousel was manufactured in 1896 by Gustav Dentzel of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the 1904 St. Louis Exposition and later sold to the City of Meridian.

  • RebeLanes Bowling Center

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    (97 miles) Tupelo

    Fun in Mississippi with 22 bowling lanes, games room and party room. Get bowled over in Tupelo!

  • Lazy Acres Plantation

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    (99 miles) Chunky

    Farm fun in Mississippi with over 20 rides, a pumpkin patch, and the popular corn maze! A whole day of family fun for all ages!

  • Blount Cultural Park

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    (99 miles) Montgomery

    Set among numerous lakes, trails, gardens, and pavilions, you will find some of our nation's best cultural destinations, including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the Montgomery Museum of Fine ...

  • 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!

  • Mercedes Benz Factory Tours

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    (18 miles) 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. ...

  • The Birthplace of Elvis Presley

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    (97 miles) Tupelo

    The Birthplace of Elvis Presley in Tupelo, Mississippi is the only location in the world where you can see, feel and touch where the King of Rock & Roll began his musical journey. Only in Tupelo ...

  • Childrens Hands On Museum Of Tuscaloosa

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    Three floors of fun, hands-on exhibits in Tuscaloosa for kids up to 13 years, where they are encouraged to touch, play and feel all day long!

  • Paul W Bryant Museum

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    (2 miles) 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 ...

  • Alabama Museum Of Natural History

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    (3 miles) Tuscaloosa

    Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. View the extensive displays of geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, ...

  • Southern Environmental Center

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    (47 miles) Birmingham

    A new interactive museum. Visitors of all ages can slide down the giant sewage pipe, attempt to lift a week's worth of garbage and interact with other fun and interesting exhibits.

  • Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

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    (48 miles) Calera

    Our museum features operating standard gauge and narrow gauge trains, two restored depots, an indoor collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia, and an outdoor collection of railroad cars, ...

  • Birmingham Museum of Art

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    (49 miles) 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 ...

  • Southern Museum of Flight

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    (54 miles) Birmingham

    Visit one of the largest aviation museums in the Southeast, with 75,000 sq ft of aircraft from military to civilian, including memorabilia. Great aviation history in Alabama!

  • Museum of George Washington

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    (56 miles) Columbiana

    A fascinating and educational collection of art and artifacts from the colonial period, through to 1865. Take the family on a journey through America's past, including items owned by Washington ...

  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

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    (59 miles) 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 ...

  • Cullman County Museum

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    (79 miles) Cullman

    Interactive displays and modern exhibits stand ready for you to experience the rich German heritage, native American lifestyles, adventure of early pioneers and Deep South folklore when you visit ...

  • International Motorsports Hall of Fame

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    (90 miles) Talladega

    "One of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame's highlight features is the Motorsports Museum. Spanning three buildings and the enclosed courtyard, this collection of history making vehicles is ...

  • The Hank Williams Museum

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    (93 miles) 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 ...

  • Tupelo Automobile Museum

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    (97 miles) Tupelo

    Featuring 120,000 square feet of automobile displays and open viewing restoration bays. Over 100 antique, classic and collectible automobiles, chronologically displayed, illustrate the progress of ...

  • The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

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    (99 miles) 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 ...

  • Shark Tooth Creek

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    (34 miles) Aliceville

    A fun day out in Alabama collecting shark teeth, fishing, swimming, canoeing and fossil hunting, take your pick! By appointment only.