When our children were little, our favorite lazy weekday activity was a trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo in Gulf Shores AL, originally known as Zooland Animal Park. Our kids were always fascinated by the wild animals they could see, yelling aloud in fright and glee whenever the lions roared, laughing at the antics of the crazy monkeys, and generally just enjoying a day spent outside with parents who were having as much fun as they were!
Today, our kids are grown, and we don’t get to the zoo in Gulf Shores as often as we would like, but we still love walking the paths and laughing at the monkey antics. A trip to the Gulf Shores Alabama zoo is a fun way to spend a few hours on your vacation in our Gulf Shores condos, especially if you have younger children!
In addition to the regular exhibits, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo in Gulf Shores Alabama offers animal encounters to give you and your children a unique opportunity to learn about certain species in an up close and personal format. The Kangaroo Encounters is a chance to cuddle adorable baby red kangaroos, while the Lemur Encounters will have you laughing out loud at the hilarious antics of these crazy animals (these silly creatures are our favorites!). Stroll through the Gulf Shores Alabama zoo’s Reptile Garden and perhaps you will have the opportunity to hold a giant snake or a baby alligator, and the Sloth Encounters offers a rare occasion to get close to the giant sloth; these furry creatures are so ugly, they are somehow cute!
Located at 1204 Gulf Shores Parkway and open every day of the year from 9 AM till 4 PM (except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day), The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Gulf Shores Alabama is a fun way to spend a lazy day. Adults (13-54) cost $11 per person, Seniors (55+) cost $9, children (3-12) only cost $8, and kids 2 and under are free! All the proceeds go towards the care and maintenance of the beautiful creatures living out their days in this idyllic zoo in Gulf Shores. Shaded picnic areas found throughout are perfect spots to enjoy a cold ice cream cone on the hottest days of summer, or a tasty hot chocolate during the cooler days of winter. There’s no end to the fun that can be had at the zoo in Gulf Shores. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
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