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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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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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This was our 2nd trip (my kids were younger the first time) with my 8 and 11 year old and it was AWESOME. Definitely buy a few buckets (maybe one per child) and the animals will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Kids love it so I guess its worth it however you get tired of seeing llamas everywhere and then a whole lot of deers. Petting zoo and other displays are ok.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was our 2nd trip (my kids were younger the first time) with my 8 and 11 year old and it was AWESOME. Definitely buy a few buckets (maybe one per child) and the animals will surround your car. I have never been that close to so many animals and laughed so hard with my kids! Well worth the money!... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Was visiting a friend for the weekend and saw the billboard along the highway on the trip down. We had an absolute blast. There was a diverse group of animals - emu, ostrich, llama, buffalo, camels, zebra, elk, antelopes... and my favorite the watusi cattle with HUGE horns - whoa! Not only were there a lot of animals on the... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

WOW-what a fun day for Grammy, my daughter, and my 2 yr old grandson. He was a bit afraid of the rather aggressive llamas until we put up the window a while. Then he kept saying "Come Here!" Amazed at the variety of animals. Loved when a 12 point buck came up to my window for food and I got... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is worth the detour to Natural Bridge, VA. There is two zoos in one. One is a drive-thru zoo with many animals, ranging from camels to Bison. The other is a walk through zoo, with many entertaining animals and a rare white tiger. The admission price is about $18 and worth every penny for visitors of all ages!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We went to the safari park with my family (myself, my husband, my 7 year son and my 5 y.o. daughter and both sets of Grandparents. We opted for the Tram ride in lieu of driving our own car. It was amazing. We fed buffalo and camels and overall just had a wonderful day. The walk through portion with the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This place was fantastic! We got there about 15 minutes after the park opened and headed right to the drive through portion of the park - the animals were all hungry so we had tons of different species coming up to the car for a bite to eat! Hold on tight to those buckets when feeding animals - they are... More 

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Inwood, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We travel up and down 81 so many times a year and have said time and time again I wanted to go there - so this time on our way home from Bristol - my husband said lets stop - so we did! So glad we did. The price was reasonable for what you get to do. We got there... More 

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west virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit to the park. We took our daughter this time. It was on a Friday after schools had started so it was not so busy. The price seems a little high but it is totally worth the price. You can get buckets of food and the animals come up to your car to feed them. Even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

It was our first experience of safari, have always seen animals in zoo till now.... So we just loved it!! We went with our 2 yr old daughter she got very excited to see animals so close to her. The bird park was the cutest thing , little bird sitting on feeding stick in your hand !!!

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