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Address: 5784 South Lee Highway, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Phone Number: +1 540-291-2420
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Natural Bridge Zoo Park is and always has been privately owned and has...
The Natural Bridge Zoo Park is and always has been privately owned and has never accepted any sort of federal, state, or local funding. The Natural Bridge Zoo opened its doors to the general public in 1972 and has been growing ever since. The main purpose for Natural Bridge Zoo has always been the propagation and rearing of threatened or endangered species. We try to offer students and the general public the opportunity to learn about the living animals, birds, and reptiles that share the earth with us. Many children have little or no contact with natural living things in their daily lives. While television programs are educational, there is nothing like standing next to a giraffe, getting nuzzled by a llama, hugging a baby dromedary camel, or gazing into the eyes of a huge white tiger to make you feel and appreciate our wonderful world of animals.
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Small but nice

Elephants are gorgeous, can feed animals, seems alittle small but nice up close experience with different animals. Clean and friendly

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful ZOO! Never knew that zebras are really a dark brown color! You see them UPCLOSE! AND THE ELEPHANT RIDE WAS A REAL HOOT!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Excellent fun for my family! Plenty of animals. The staff feed animals plenty of fresh foods and we got to see that.

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Grand kids loved it, they did the elephant ride. They enjoyed the parakeets the most. The grand parents did as well as we went back to them twice. Very nice stop

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Elephants are gorgeous, can feed animals, seems alittle small but nice up close experience with different animals. Clean and friendly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I was not expecting much because you don't think it will be very good. I think the habitats could be better, chain link fences hurt the look, but I was impressed. We were able to pet and feed several animals. It was a hot day but we still saw most of the animals because water was abundant in all cages.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We have been to this Zoo numerous times now and we always have a great time. The enclosures are always clean and the animals look healthy. The price of admission is very reasonable and it is allows you to re-enter for the whole day. I see that there are many poor reviews and I have read many of them. If... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was very disappointing. Couldn't see most of the animals and some of them didn't look very healthy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

People that are expecting a National Zoo, like in DC are really missing the mark here. This is a small nice zoo with a good assortment of animals. The Giraffes and really personable (so is the crazy turkey that follows you around). The llamas are nice. You can ride an elephant. The only thing that I would say isn't nice... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A friend and I decided to stop by here today. Well we made a huge mistake, the animals here are kept in small concrete cages and they look depressed and some won't even move. The elephant aimlessly walks in a circle by herself all day and when people ride her there is a gentleman that keeps her in line the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We joined some friends and stayed the weekend at nearby hotel as there is enough to do around the area for the whole weekend. I love nature and the beauty of the outdoors, so I take any chance to enjoy it. We went to the Natural Bridge Zoo and Museum. Our children were old enough to walk or be in... More 

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Additional Information about Natural Bridge Zoo

Address: 5784 South Lee Highway, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Phone Number: +1 540-291-2420
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Natural Bridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 12

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