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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Lands On Coolest List For 2019 At Number 2

Posted On: Dec 24th, 2018

The Coolest Things Opening Around The World In 2019

All around the world cities are welcoming new attractions, parks, art installations, and museums that create exciting reasons to jump on a plane and visit. Whether it’s a Star Wars-themed park in Disneyland, a newly discovered cenote with a zip-line in Mexico, or an urban jungle in Kuala Lumpur, here are the coolest things opening around the world in 2019.

2. The first fully built new zoo in the US in more than 20 years
Gulf Shores, Alabama — December 2019

In fairness, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo has been one of the best small city zoos in America for years, known as the “little zoo that could,” offering animal encounters that cost less and last longer than most big-city alternatives. Its popularity — and Gulf Shores’ place as one of the most affordable beach towns in America — have outgrown the space, and this year the “little zoo that grew” will move into a spacious new 25-acre park north of the coastline.

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