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Address: 5784 South Lee Highway, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Phone Number: (540) 291-2420

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trip to natural bridge zoo

with all the negativity going on with this zoo i thought i would give my review of it. we have taken our daughter here twice, once in 2012 and than again this past april. Both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
Brittany K
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Bismarck, Arkansas
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Brooklyn, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We came here in 2014 and were so disappointed by what we witnessed. So many abused and unhappy animals in cramped cells. This place should not exist. It is awful and should be closed for good. I feel so bad for those poor creatures. The owners clearly only care about money, not about the animals, or their patrons.

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Bismarck, Arkansas
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

with all the negativity going on with this zoo i thought i would give my review of it. we have taken our daughter here twice, once in 2012 and than again this past april. Both times we went the animals seemed happy and were fat so you could tell they we're well feed. As for the comments being made that... More 

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Lexington Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

they have lots of animals to see and pet. Everything from cheetahs to birds. Its a great stop after doing the drive through safari.

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White Plains, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

felt like the cages were not large enough for most of the animals, also felt like they could have been cleaned better .I felt very bad for the animals. Other than that, the workers were very nice, esp the worker that delt with the mt lion or tiger as well as the girls that were with the baby camel. the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Usa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Though you feel sad to see animals caged and not in their natural environment, the care and love of the caretakers with animals responding to their calls surprises you. We spent a long time near the Bengal tiger cage and was amused to see the white tiger playing and responding to its care taker. Its fascinating to see the closeness... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I didn't want to visit another zoo but we had some time to kill late in the day. I was surprised at the number and variety of animals in this small zoo--elephant, giraffes (a baby too), llamas, camels, bears, white tigers, cougars, pygmy goats, fallow deer, zebras, antelope, monkeys, etc. We bought a small bag of feed at the entrance.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It was okay for a small area out in the country they had a lot of animals just wasn't the attraction I expected for the money.

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Southern Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This exhibit was awesome, tons of animals EVERYWHERE!! I do wish that i knew to have quarters so that i could feed the giraffe, which seemed to be fun, based on those doing it. The monkeys were cute, as well as the flamingos, kangaroos, zebra, etc. I would definitely go back to this attraction!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This place was not worth the $$$ at all!! The animals were all enclosed in little cages and the majority you can't even feed, which defeats the purpose of it being an exotic petting zoo. For the prices they charge for admission and feed, you expect much more. The highlight was the parakeet house. Basically the only part we enjoyed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I went to this zoo on my trip to the Shenandoah valley and it was a wonderful place! We were staying near Luray, which was a bit of a drive, but well worth the trip. As others have mentioned, there are some animals that you can feed, and for the younger kids that was perfect. Our youngest (19 months) was... More 

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