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Address: 8300 Beaver Bridge Road, Moseley, VA 23120
Phone Number: +1 804-739-5666
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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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Nice zoo.

Overall a very pleasant zoo with plenty of animals roaming relatively free. Walkways are wide and it's almost impossible to not get a good view even at crowded exhibits (one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Ken D
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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DC Metro
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I love this zoo! We have not been here in about 8 yrs but wanted to make it back. It was not a disappointment. We had a great time feeding the animals and took the train ride that I don't remember from our past visits. Keep in mind you have to take the train to see all of the animals.

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Vicenza, Italy
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I don't love zoo in particular and this one seems too old to guest animals. It was a very very hot day and, for example, the penguins were under the sun with absolutely nothing to keep them cold. Many times I had the feeling that the "cages" for the animals (especially the monkeys) were too small

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Overall a very pleasant zoo with plenty of animals roaming relatively free. Walkways are wide and it's almost impossible to not get a good view even at crowded exhibits (one exception was the Bengal tiger). The animals were very active and included a lot of young. There are multiple opportunites to feed a variety of animals including the goats and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

As badly as I want to string the words together to visually describe what I witnessed at the zoo yesterday, I just can't do it. I've done a lot of thought gathering and processing and I am still in disbelief. My heart aches for the animals at this zoo. Every animal deserves a fulfilled life, especially if humans are going... More 

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Justin A, General Manager at Metro Richmond Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Meghan, I am sorry to hear that your experience at the zoo was not as enjoyable to you as it is to most others. I assure you that all of our animals here at the Metro Richmond Zoo receive the best possible health care available to them. It disheartens us just as much as you when we see that... More 

Farmville, United States
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My family and I have gone to this zoo many times. It is not one of our favorite zoos but it is relatively close to us. Geography is why we go back. They have made many improvements over the years. When we first visited, it felt like an "Animals in cages" zoo, but they have more and more become "animals... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had a wonderful time at the zoo. We arrived soon after it opened and so many of the animals were out and about. The zoo had a great flow and there are wide paved areas to take your stroller. We brought our double and didn't have any trouble with other people pushing their strollers as well. One of our... More 

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pennsylvania
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Visited the zoo with my sister and niece. A beautiful variety of animals are available to see and the layout of the zoo was good. The animals are spaced nicely next to each other in each area. There are no big hills and the walkways are paved. Kids will love feeding the animals and there are hand sanitation stations throughout... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have never been to such a great zoo!!! Its a little pricey but its well worth the money. They have so many different animals and you can feed them. They are in their Natural Habitat and they are not like "caged" animals. It was a great experience and I suggest everyone take the train ride and the sky ride.... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great place for small kids. Train safari. Sky lift ride over park. Giraffe feeding. Parakeet cage where kids cam walk through and have small birds land on them. Inexpensive. Does not have the rude crowds the major zoos have. Feels safe when juggling small kids or grandkids.

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Durham, North Carolina
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This was one of our 4th of July activities a trip to the zoo. The zoo is a short 20 min drive from downtown Richmond and for 2 adults and 3 children with safari and carousel rides the cost was under $100. The zoo was easy to navigate and you can feed the girafes and go into some of the... More 

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