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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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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
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27 helpful votes 27 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
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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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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I live near the zoo and decided to visit just to see the cheetah kits. I found so much more and enjoyed every single minute of it. No heavy-handed messages of extinction, no vastly unwalkable spaces. This zoo harkens back to the small local zoos of the 50s--only the animals are much better treated! I loved it, bought a season... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This zoo just gets better and better each year. Recently a giraffe was born in front of the public and a few months ago 4 cheetahs were born. The monkeys are always so much fun to watch.

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New York City, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

It isn't Washington, the Bronx, or Philadelphia, but it is well designed, and there are plenty of animals to see and interact with. My adult son and I went yesterday, and there were lots of families enjoying it, We decided that it was just the right size to be "doable " with kids without over-tiring them - or yourself. We... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is the most delightful little zoo. Privately owned but what a great place. Lots of animals, very well laid out. You can feed the giraffes and they come up close enough that you can actually touch one. Lots of monkeys, lemurs, penguins and more.. A really, really nice place. We will definitely be returning for another visit.

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