There are many different types of attractions just for kids located throughout Alabama, but kids seem to really enjoy zoos, sanctuaries and farms. If you are looking to entertain and educate your kids about animals, you will want to check out our list of zoos and other animal attractions in Alabama.
The Birmingham Zoo is a zoological park that opened in 1955 in Birmingham, Alabama (US). It is the largest zoo in Alabama. The 122-acre (49 ha) zoo is home to almost 800 animals representing over 200 species, including many endangered species from six continents.
Mobile was originally founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville in 1702 as Fort Louis de la Mobile at 27-Mile Bluff up river (27 miles [43 km] from the mouth). After the Mobile River flooded and damaged the fort, Mobile was relocated in 1711 to the current site. A temporary wooden stockade fort was constructed, also named Fort Louis after the old fort up river. In 1723, construction of a new brick fort with a stone foundation began, renamed later as Fort Condé in honor of Louis Henri de Bourbon, duc de Bourbon and prince de Condé.
Spring Valley Beach Waterpark is a family owned and operated waterpark located in Blountsville, Alabama. The water park is approximately 60 minutes north of Birmingham, AL and approximately 60 minutes south of Huntsville, Alabama right off of Highway 231.
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Our 21 dazzling amusement park rides will have everyone entertained for hours. Play it safe on Leap Frog or see how loud you scream on the Rollin’ Thunder! With attractions for guests of all ages, you’re sure to find a new way to enjoy yourself with every visit.
This unique thrill ride lets you experience the twists, turns, loops and dives of a wild air show. Alabama Wham’s
Strap in and whirl through the air at impressive speeds on this vertical thrill ride.
Picnic Areas, Lighted Ball Fields, Lighted Tennis Courts, Lighted Paved Walking Track, Playgrounds, Fishing, Pavilions, Open Air Chapel. The park is maintained by the City of Helena. Kid Friendly State Parks
Cathedral Caverns State Park
Cathedral Caverns State Park is a publicly owned recreation area and natural history preserve located in Kennamer Cove, approximately 5 miles northeast of Grant, Alabama and 7 miles southeast of Woodville, Alabama in Marshall County. In addition to cave tours, the state park offers gem mining, picnicking, and tent camping.The state park’s main feature, first known as Bats Cave, was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1950s. Cathedral Caverns was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1972 and opened as a state park in 2000.
The river and canyon have formed a wild and rugged landscape that allows for a range of peaceful and challenging recreational opportunities. The river supports world-class whitewater paddling and the canyon supports exceptional climbing opportunities. The opportunity for hiking, swimming, and fishing in natural areas away from city life are exemplified at Martha’s Falls and Canyon Mouth.