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Metro Richmond Zoo

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Address: 8300 Beaver Bridge Road, Moseley, VA 23120
Phone Number: +1 804-739-5666
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Zoo opened to the public on April 22, 1995. Over the years, the Metro...
The Zoo opened to the public on April 22, 1995. Over the years, the Metro Richmond Zoo has grown to 120 acres. The Zoo is now home to over 2,000 animals, representing 180 different species from around the world.
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Great trip with grandson's.

We took our grandson's to the zoo in September. They loved feeding the giraffes and monkey's. It could use a little more food stands. We loved watching the bear and Tiger... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
Peppermint215
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Newport News, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Was pretty dirty and the animals looked miserable specially the sloth I have never seen a sloth active and this one was swinging around as if in a panic. The place just looks like they took animals and stuck them in a large back yard. Doesn't look like they matched the habitats at all and quite frankly was in my... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The price of admission is rather steep for what they have. I would rather spend the day at Maymont Park and see just as many animals for the price of a donation. Or drive to D.C. and go to a real zoo, though I like Philadelphia's the best

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Newport News, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

We took our grandson's to the zoo in September. They loved feeding the giraffes and monkey's. It could use a little more food stands. We loved watching the bear and Tiger. Great day out for young children.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I would recommend a visit to this zoo. It is way more fun than the VA Zoo in Norfolk. The giraffe feeding is a highlight. You can feed and pet them. I would not waste the money on the train or skylift. It is easy walking on foot, pushing a stroller or using a wheel chair. It would be nice... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Richmond zoo is a great place to get up and close with some animals. Where else can you hand feed giraffes? Overall the animals in the zoo seem happy and well cared for. Some of the enclosures seem a bit small and dated but they weren't overly so and didn't make me feel bad if that makes sense. The... More 

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Centralpa
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61 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

went to the zoo during a change of plans while in Richmond! Definite highlights were hand feeding the giraffes and the budgies (also known as parakeets!). It was off season and not crowded which made it very enjoyable! Lots of different animals that are easily viewed. It is a small, older zoo but you can really view the animals. It... More 

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Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We visited on a weekday during the end of October. It was an unusally warm day.. Some of the animals were just enjoying the sun. We LOVED the giraffes. We enjoyed being able to feed the giraffes up close and personal. They have an extensive collection of monkeys - all varieties. We also fed the parrakeets and that was fun!... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I've been going here at least once a year for at least 10 years. The zoo allows you to feed a lot of the animals (giraffes and prairie dogs are my favorite to feed). There is a ski lift that you can take across quite a few of the exhibits for only $3. There is also a train ride that... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My favorite animal is the giraffe so when I found out you could actually feed them there, I knew I had to go! We arrived easily in the early afternoon but I was happy to find a front parking spot. We walked around and saw all the animals. Although some of the animals seemed sad or down, I hoped they... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have to say that I hate EVERYTHING about Richmond, EXCEPT their zoo. This zoo was actually very impressive, both in what they have to offer for people visiting and with the variety of animals/facilities for the animals. I was disappointed that I was only able to visit once and wish that I could have spent every day there when... More 

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