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Natural Bridge Zoo

Address: 5784 South Lee Highway, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Phone Number: (540) 291-2420
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Bismarck, Arkansas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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Gloucester, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I visited this roadside zoo during the summer and was appalled at the animal living conditions. Most animals were panting from the heat with little shade. When an animal pants, it's already experiencing heat exhaustion. The giraffe was most disturbing as you could see it's ribs and even the bones in it's neck as it desperately tried to lean over... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I was forced to take my class to this zoo as a summer school field trip and even my third graders were appalled by the living conditions. The giraffe, which I was excited to point out its long neck adaptation, was bending down look for food - a teachable moment that was lost and heart wrenching. The animals looked hot... More 

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Lexington Park, Maryland
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137 reviews 137 reviews
49 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
99 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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