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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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Long Island, New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I have been here a few times over the past few years. Coming from New York, I was not sure what to expect compared to the Bronx Zoo, but I was pleasantly surprised. At the Richmond Zoo, you can feed giraffes and various other animals which is pretty neat. They have a budgie house where the birds fly all around... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

There are some nice things about the zoo such as being able to feed the animals. Our nephew had a great time feeding the giraffes. The enclosure are small and the animals don't seem to have a lot of enrichment for them to play with. The sky ride and train were also fun for our nephew. They also have a... More

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Elyria, Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is not the largest zoo by any means, and going in to it thinking that could hurt your experience. It's neat that the guests have the opportunity to feed many different animals, and my two boys loved that. The chair lift ride was different and gave you a chance to watch the animals from above. The boys really liked... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Expensive - $16 admission $3 for the "sky ride". Animal enclosures are too small, wire mesh is so thick and close knitted that you can't hardly distinguish the sahpe of small animals like birds and monkeys. The glass to look through is dirty, scratched and cloudy on both sides. Many animals look sick and hungry. Looking at some primates, like... More

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Fort Lauderdale
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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This zoo is okay - but a little drab - the highlight are the giraffes - and the chance to feed them (But by the time the food gets down their necks they are hungry again) and the chair lift ride that goes over the zoo. One thing that lets this place down is the fact you have to buy... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The zoo has some rare species like, Mishmi takin, African clawless otter, Diana's monkey, and some other primates. Most of the exhibits are adequate, but some could use some more enrichment for the animals. The cages are an eyesore for guests, but are beneficial to the primates in them. Guests are allowed to feed most animals by purchasing a cup... More

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Virginia Beach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was a nice little zoo. We recently learned about it from my niece who visited it. We made the drive from Virginia Beach and were glad that we did. Got to hand feed the Giraffes and some other exotic baby animals. The animal food costs $2 at the gate which is the only place to buy the cups. The... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this zoo. This was our first visit and we had read reviews, so we knew it was small and privately owned. The good things were that I saw animals that I have never seen before, such as the different types of giraffes side by side. It also has a wide variety of apes that can... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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