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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: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We loved driving through the Safari Park. The kids enjoyed seeing all of the animals and feeding them. Watch out for the camels they like to steal the whole feed bucket from you.

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Newton, NJ
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130 reviews 130 reviews
81 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Upon entering the Virginia Safari Park, you are given a guidebook to all of the animals on exhibit. The entrance fee is high, especially if you have a large party, but there is both a drive through and a walk through exhibit. The trail is surprisingly long and hilly but mostly shaded. There is a large variety of animals, all... More

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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Best stop ever.... Got there right at gate closing time 5:00 est. Actually closes at 6:30. Anyway it was everything I could hoped it would me. Seen pictures on the net about this type of place and it didn't disappoint. Got one bucket of feed (should have gotten more) each person in your vehicle got to feed something. Here's a... More

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Staunton, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We took our two children to the Safari Park in early July. It is a bit expensive to get in but the ticket is all day. You can go through the park, leave the park and then come back that day. You can take multiple trips throughout the day. There is a drive through portion of the zoo and a... More

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Warrenton, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We were expecting something more cheesy and rundown but this place is too cool. You can drive through or take the wagon. We drove, but I think the wagon would be more informative and your car doesn't get as dirty. I had read previous reviews and I did take an extra plastic bag to dole out the food in smaller... More

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DC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Having been on African safaris, I was thinking this Safari Park in Virginia was going to be a little on the "a lot to be desired" side. I was wrong. The park was sensational. You are truely mixed in with the calmer wildlife as you drive through a HUGE park. All of the animals are free-roaming. You can pet and... More

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Manassas va
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142 reviews 142 reviews
69 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This place is fun but be prepared if you show up in the afternoon there are LONG lines. It took us almost an hour to get to the gate to pay. The food is is messy. You will get it in the car. Our kids had a great time feeding the animals as they came to the car. Prepared some... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

very nice place to visit. Set on an old farm, the drive-thru section is several miles of twisting road up and down many hills. You get to feed and see everything from llamas, zebras, antelope, rheas, camels (enclosed in a separate area) and more., Also there is a very nice walk through section with monkeys, cheetahs, and tigers. If you... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Drive through herds of animals from around the world. Buy a bucket of food and make some animal friends!

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Utah native
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We loved Virginia Safari Park. There are many other reviews, so I will only post my suggestions to other travellers that I'd wish I'd known. Go early in the day if possible, more animals are hungry then. Also, the wagon rides fill up, so when we arrived at 10:30, the earliest wagon ride available wasn't until 1:00, so we drove... More

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