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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 Fantastic Ride!

Price of entrance was a bit of a surprise, but well worth the cost! You can even purchase feed to feed the animals and so you can get an up close and personal time with some of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Price of entrance was a bit of a surprise, but well worth the cost! You can even purchase feed to feed the animals and so you can get an up close and personal time with some of the animals! After the drive through the park you can walk through an area and see some really lovely animals. The white tiger... More 

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Penhook, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took our 2 grandsons(age7 and 9) to the Safari park and it was well worth it(though a little expensive) We saw animals we'd never seen, but the fun part was driving through and feeding the animals. They would come right to the car and sometime get right in your face! Have you ever had a long-necked emu staring at... More 

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Weston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

we were just driving through and stopped in. Very worthwhile. Kids loved seeing the animals up close. One word of advice - if you go late in the day there is no need to buy the food to feed the animals - they are apparently stuffed late in the day and won't be attracted to the food then.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Virginia Safari Park. The walk-through portion is very good - I have never been so close to kangaroos or had several budgies on a stick! The drive-through, however, is better than any I have previously experience - we went through twice! The park was huge and the variety of animals amazing. Being from... More 

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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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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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