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Virginia Safari Park

229 Safari Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
540 291 3205
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos, Adventure
Owner description: Drive along 3 miles of road, feeding herds of free-roaming animals from your car, such as antelope...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Trams, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos, Adventure
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Drive along 3 miles of road, feeding herds of free-roaming animals from your car, such as antelope, camel, deer, elk and llama! Walk through the 10-acre Safari Village and see tigers, cheetah, kangaroos, primates, reptiles, a wide variety of birds and much more! Don’t forget to feed the giraffe and visit the petting barn! We’re located in the Shenandoah Valley, a short day trip from Roanoke, Lynchburg, Staunton, Charlottesville, Richmond, Maryland and DC.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities

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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It was so much fun!! First of all I would recommend that you use a rental car, the animals make such a mess. We started out with 4 buckets but ended up getting more. The llamas attack you as you first drive in, they surround your car and won't let you move until you feed them. One stole the bucket... More 

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Lexington Park, Maryland
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133 reviews 133 reviews
48 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

the safari is a lot of fun they have a drive through and walk through safari. The drive through is the most fun. The animals will stand in front of your car and won't get out of the way until you offer them food. they stick their heads right into your window and make a huge mess off you food... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place was great! Plan on 4 buckets minimum - you will use it. Once you get by the crazy llamas trying to get in you car; the drive though the woods is beautiful. Lots of deer and elk, my two favorites. Oh and watch out for the bucket stealing camels!

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

it was a great time!! At first i said it was too much money, but after it was well worth it ,i believe between the two of us it was close to 45 bucks. we got 4 buckets of feed, he got one or two for free being military . having the animals come inside the car and feed them... More 

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Seymour, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

while driving on 81 South we noticed signs for the Virginia Safari. Being animal lovers we decided to check it out. It was such fun. You have a chance when you purchase your tickets to also purchase a bucket of food. We bought 4 buckets which seemed like too much. When you enter you are in your car and the... More 

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13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The best thing I like about this park is that the majority of the animals are not in cages and on display. The are on 300+ acres and have the freedom to move about as they please. If they do not want to be around people, they don't have to. When you first go there, buy a bucket or two... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Watch out for the spitting llamas! Yes one spit on me and my son. The animals bombard you at the gate...good luck keeping up with the demand. Funny!! Cant tell you how much we laughed. YOUR CAR WILL GET DIRTY. Animals will not respect your space. Camels have long necks and will help themselves to your bucket. Ostriches and Emus... More 

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Washington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

After visiting the Natural Bridge and caves, my husband and I visited the park on our way home. It was a wonderful experience. I drove and fed the animals while my husband took pictures. I laughed the entire way around the park and all the way home just thinking about the experience. Spent the next day cleaning kibble out of... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Must go on a clear, warm day. The variety of animals is very impressive. Recommend getting extra empty buckets along with feed purchase so you can divide it up. Llamas are experts at knocking them out of your hands as soon as you enter the park. Be sure to pull to the right when feeding so others can pass. Walking... More 

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Port Richey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The animals come right up to the car window to get food if u purchased any! Wild and cool! Lots of different animals! Kids will love it! After you drive around u can stop n see different animals in a petting zoo! All including in one price! I'll go back again!!

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