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Natural Bridge Zoo

5784 South Lee Highway, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
(540) 291-2420
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Type: Zoos
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Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had a great time. How often can you ride an elephant! The entire zoo seemed more interactive with animals than most.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It was very dirty. The animals didn't look well cared for. The smell of animal feces was pervasive. The elephant ride was nice, but again, had to feel sorry for the elephant

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NYC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Who would have thought that in a small town in Virginia, I'd ride an elephant, feed a giraffe, and pet a baby tiger - all in one day ?! The elephant ride is only $6 - you need 2 people to ride. It's about a 2 minute ride but great photo op. The elephant is well taken care of, I... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We decided to stop at the zoo on our way to the caverns and bridge. The $10 for the adults seems to be about right in my opinion. No there's no true petting zoo like they advertise, but with the amount of animals they have on site that can be fed, it almost makes up for it. My husband bought... More

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Pennington Gap, Virginia
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My family and I really enjoyed this zoo! Of course its not a Cincinnati or a Knoxville Zoo but only paid $10 each to get in. I think it is underpriced. Had a good selection of animals and a lot of interaction. Feed camels, giraffes, goats and lamas. Make sure you buy a large bag of food as you go... More

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Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Good: 1) Our kids loved it! And I have to say, I can't remember a time (other than the VA Safari Park) when we've been SO CLOSE to the animals. Safety precautions were in place, both for guests and the animals, but we were really up close to giraffes, a tiger, monkeys and the elephant (along with many other... More

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Newton, NJ
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85 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Natural Bridge Zoo is a privately owned zoo located near the Natural Bridge rock formation that gives the town its name. There are two looped paths that take you past mostly caged animals. The first path has mostly small animals while the other has the larger animals such as giraffes, camels and elephants. You can purchase food to feed... More

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The claims of this zoo are complete lies, it's an unpleasant place and should be shut down. It's claims of a very large petting zoo are completely false. There isn't a petting zoo at all! The ride with the elephant is quite short, especially for the price and they don't tell you the truth about the "photo's with baby tigers"!!... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Do not waste your time or money at this horrible zoo. It's a complete lie and rip-off. They claim to have the largest petting zoo in the area. THEY DON'T HAVE ONE AT ALL! A petting zoo is usually where the kids can go into an area and be right there with the animals. They don't have any area like... More

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Hico
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Buy buckets of feed and drive through the animal park. So much fun for the whole family. Everyone that I have ever talked to, that has gone there, has absolutely loved it. Just watch out for the camels because they stick their head in your car and take your feed bucket. They take EVERYBODIES!!! lol You can also walk through... More

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