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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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We started at the walk through part seeing different animals including kangaroos. Then we took the wagon ride, I recommend that over driving your own car. The wagon ride gets you more up close with the animals with out worry of car damage or focusing on driving. Beware the camels stealing your bucket though lol First time touching a buffalo... More

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Elkridge, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Furry creatures coming right into your car windows all while you're leisurely driving through this wonderful safari in the heart of central Virginia along I-81. What an unexpected yet delightful treat for traveling families. Kids and grown ups are sure to enjoy, one of the best family experience we've ever had. Definitely recommended!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We laughed and laughed. My husband had a bit of an attitude at first, expecting something touristy and boring. But after a few minutes, he grabbed one of the buckets and was feeding the animals, laughing out loud! We have 14 and 10 year old girls and they loved it so much, they begged to go around again! The 14... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The safari park was so much fun. Had a lot of laughs and my kids smiled the whole time. Will be back.

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Hampton, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was a great day trip. Pay the extra and take there wagon. Driving my own car made it hard to take pictures and the slobber on the side of the car was a mess. Great day, will do again.

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Raphine, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were surprised at the variety of animals to be seen on this drive-through safari! There were several creatures we'd never seen anywhere else! Tips: you'll be besieged immediately upon entering since some animals have learned here's a full bucket of food. One bucket served our 11-year-old well. Don't hold the bucket inside to feed unless you want slobbers and... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Decided to break up the drive from MD to Tennessee and found the Virginia Safari park off of 81. Kids enjoyed it and adults had fun. There were many animals to see and fees. Beware of camels stealing buckets of food but they warn you of that. Also, it is a little pricey after paying admittance and for buckets of... More

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Washington,DC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We decided to stop at the park on a trip from DC to Charlotte. Our two small children loved the animals, especially the Giraffe feeding experience and feeding the parakeets. We didn't do the drive through portion of the park, and my husband and I were still very pleased at the park offerings. Highly recommend, especially if kids need a... More

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Warren, New Jersey, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited it during our road trip. It was a nice stop for the familty with children. You can buy buckets of food to feed the animals right from the car windows. Be aware that the animals in this park are kind of aggressive. After driving thru the park, there is a petting zoo, where you can feed and see... More

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Chesapeake, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was the most enjoyable experience for everyone that went. The animals coming right up to your car is incredible. I would go each day if I was in the area!

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