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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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My husband, son and I first went to the Metro Richmond Zoo back when it first opened in 95' and boy, have times changed!! It was a tiny zoo back then and I guess not too many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Virginia, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My husband, son and I first went to the Metro Richmond Zoo back when it first opened in 95' and boy, have times changed!! It was a tiny zoo back then and I guess not too many people knew about it as there was hardly more than 10-20 people there when we went. I think I liked it better back... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Having been to various Zoo's in the DC area (National, Reston, Luray) I will say this one was pretty nice. I was a little nervous about what to expect from the recent negative reviews, but we were pleasantly surprised. It is a bit expensive when you consider the National Zoo in DC is free (receives funding), the Luray Zoo is... More 

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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200 reviews 200 reviews
93 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The zoo is easily signposted, you turn left practically as soon as you see the sign, then drive past the school and its on the right. There is plenty of parking. When you buy your ticket be sure to buy a cup of animal food to feed the animals. You can go in both bird averys. The monkeys were very... More 

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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 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
62 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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