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Metro Richmond Zoo

8300 Beaver Bridge Road, Moseley, VA 23120
+1 804-739-5666
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Moseley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

My favorite thing about this zoo is the giraffe feeding. This is always a must-do when I am near Richmond, and it's sometimes even the primary reason for the trip. After spending a good chunk of time with the giraffes, it usually takes us just another hour or so to trek around the rest of the zoo. One complaint I... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The closest I have ever been to the animals! It was a lot of fun. Lots of variety and well laid out. There were fun things for all ages.

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Mason, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Enclosures are too small, the glass to look through is dirty/cloudy. There is nothing to write home about and the place feels dirty and full of bees everywhere you turned. The price was too high for the lack of quality. ($100 for family of 4 including food for the animals)

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Today,I went there with my family.horrible place for animals. Dirty,smelly and animals were sick. Small cage and hungry animals

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I'm from Ohio, which has a REALLY big zoo and water park. This quaint zoo is a great attraction for families. The peacocks roam free throughout the zoo, which you wouldn't find at a big zoo. You can get so close to the animals. Feed the giraffes and be able to touch them all day long. Large container of food... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a fun day-trip and small enough to walk and visit within 1 to 3 hours, depending upon what you are there to do. My 9 and 11 year-old came along with me, and we were delighted. Because it's a smaller zoo, the enclosures are smaller, but the animals seem to have enough space to move around in. It's... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have visited this Zoo twice. Once in July 2013 and again this June 2014. Both times with my Grandson who is now 3 1/2. This zoo really does a nice job. I tend to be a little over sensitive when it comes to animals. I'm always worried that their lives are unhappy to provide entertainment for humans. I have... More

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Salisbury, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

HOT, HOT day! Loved the snow cones/ice cream options. Loved bringing my own icy drinks.Purchased sky ride and a cup of zoo treats upon admission. My teenaged daughter LOVED feeding the giraffes and other animals. The sky ride was lots of fun too.

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SC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My husband and I took our 11 year old niece here on Saturday. We were a little unsure about it since it shares property with the Richmond Metro Zoo (which isn't very strong) but we were very pleasantly surprised. The staff was efficient and easy to understand when giving directions. There were two course options depending on the age of... More

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Virginia, United States
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11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I have visited this zoo a few times over the past 10 years, and it is really growing up! We went this weekend and had an amazing visit, I would definately recommend this zoo to anyone who planned to be in the area. I went this weekend with my two children (ages 10 DS and 8 DD) and my father... More

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