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Natural Bridge Zoo

5784 South Lee Highway, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
(540) 291-2420
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Usa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Union Bridge, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and went for birthday. He is an animal lover and it was a great experience. It is a smaller zoo and took us about 2 hours to see everything. They also sell feed for some of the animals and we were able to feed everything from goats to giraffe and zebra. They also currently have 2nd tiger cubs... More

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Manassas, VA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We came to the zoo by mistake and boy was it a big one. We had heard about a drive thru zoo and ended up picking up a brochure for this one thinking it was it at our hotel. As soon as we drove up I knew we made a mistake but we decided to have our picture taking with... More

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very nice & decently priced. It was small & not very big which was perfect with kids. The animals were well cared for & there was a lot to see.

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Stevensville, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This place is phenomenal, and no trip to Natural Bridge would be complete without a stop here. It would be a fantastic place to take kids, since you get to see the animals at very close range, and even get to feed some of them! The parakeet aviary is highly recommended, but be forewarned, they bite! Feeding the giraffes was... More

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