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Virginia Safari Park

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Address: 229 Safari Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Phone Number: 540 291 3205
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Drive along 3 miles of road, feeding herds of free-roaming animals from...
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.
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A Great Family Attraction

I came here and had lots of fun. The prices were reasonable and we got a lot for our money. Great attraction.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Manchac, Louisiana
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Manchac, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I came here and had lots of fun. The prices were reasonable and we got a lot for our money. Great attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Loved to interaction with the animals but I definitely recommend not going through in your personal vehicle unless it's a junker. Definitely will plan another trip here!

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

On a week long road trip with my children (5 and 8 years old), this was the highlight! I think I may have had more fun than they did. Follow the recommendation of buying 4 buckets of food and save part of one bucket for the walk thru section (although the giraffes need special food). Your car will get filthy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We have visited the Virginia Safari Park twice with our family and friends and loved it! Be sure to buy a few buckets of feed, some Budgie sticks for the aviary and quarters for the giraffe grain machine. Tips: Always keep your doors closed during the drive-through, try to avoid long horned animals (One accidentally scratched our car.) and be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very good cost benefit tour. The opportunity to feed the animals is very interesting... The small zoo is good as well

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

nobody every answers the phones there I have called several times and nobody picks up I even showed up and they said were to busy to talk to me

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We visited the park on the recommendation of someone at an accommodation we were staying at. How lucky we were. We visited on Mothers Day and were given a free bowl of animal feed, but basically you can buy food and drive through the park with the windows down and the animals approach and you feed them through the windows.... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We went to the Safari park 1st thing Monday morning and we were the 1st car in the park. The animals know a car means food took 5min for the "ranger" to move the animals out of the gate so we could enter. It was me & my 3 teenage children. We laughed so hard our faces hurt. Once your... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had passed by this a few years back and decided while in town this time to go ahead and check it out. When purchasing your feed buckets at the entrance, they should warn you that the animals are strong and well versed at stealing your buckets. Our lady did not give us any of that information. We'll be better... More 

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Woodstock, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a great day at this park. We were all adults but had a great time with the animals. It was so much fun feeding them from the car. We did a lot of laughing with the way the animals came up to the car and put their heads right inside the window, sometimes 3 at a time. We... More 

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