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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: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trams, Zoos
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... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This drive thru safari is awesome. The kids absolutely loved it. The animals flocked to our vehicle (some enjoyed licking it). There was no shortage of animals to feed One bucket of feed per person is a good number to go by. My only disappointment was the giraffes did not walk over to feed. Be prepared to find a carwash... More

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Gordonsville, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had a great time! We purchased the buckets of food and the kids really enjoyed feeding the animals. Make sure you hold the bucket of food outside of your car window so it doesn't spill inside of the car. We didn't feed the camels since I read about them being greedy and taking the entire bucket. We witnessed this... More

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Gouverneur, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This was a spur of the moment decision to stop at the Safari Park. We were a bit surprised at the price but found it to be worth every penny once we saw the vast number of animals. We took our time and stopped to enjoy each group of animals. We regretted that we didn't buy food but didn't have... More

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Charles City, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Ever want to get close to a variety of animals and even feed them? This is the place to go! The enclosures were well maintained, the animals healthy and the price fair. Best time to go is first thing in the morning. I will suggest you don't throw the feed out the windows as it makes it difficult for others... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

i have no idea why anyone would rate this place anything lower than 3 stars. great place to go if you love animals. the drive thru was a lot of fun. the yak and the camel took my bucket of food. becareful with those ones!! they say you can purchase giraffe food in the walk through of the zoo but... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This drive through zoo is so much fun...llama, elk, emu, osterich, zebra, deer...and so much more...they will be so happy to see you if you have a bucket of food for them...I would recommend taking smaller containers for the food you buy as the animals can easily knock the bucket out of your hand...pour small amounts into a cool whip... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Plenty of animals that want to come eat food from you as you drive by. Be sure not to be cheap and get a bucket or two of feed. Large property good animal selection. They have a selection of animals along a walking path more like a zoo as well. Worth a trip to see.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Read the reviews. This is absolutely worth the money. Get the budgie sticks for the birds. Be sure to take the wagon ride!!! Bring your camera and watch out for the Elk they are bucket grabbers. Had a great time

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Yorktown, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

On the recommendation of a family member we visited this safari park. We took our 12yo and 6yo granddaughters after visiting Luray Caverns the day before. What a wonderful experience! From the second we entered the fenced compound we were having a blast meeting and feeding the different animals. Most of the animals looked familiar but were species we had... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

we visited natural bridge with two families. My family with teens age 19 and 17 and my sister's family with 12, 14, and 16 year old. This is our second trip here and I will say the whole family loved it as much this time as the last time. It doesn't matter your age, having animals come right up to... More

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