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Virginia Safari Park

Address: 229 Safari Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Phone Number: 540 291 3205
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Zoos & Aquariums, Transportation
Owner description: Drive along 3 miles of road, feeding herds of free-roaming animals from your car, such as antelope...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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Type: Trams, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Zoos & Aquariums, Transportation
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children

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Weston, Connecticut
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131 reviews 131 reviews
84 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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137 reviews 137 reviews
49 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Suffolk, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Watch out for the spitting llamas! Yes one spit on me and my son. The animals bombard you at the gate...good luck keeping up with the demand. Funny!! Cant tell you how much we laughed. YOUR CAR WILL GET DIRTY. Animals will not respect your space. Camels have long necks and will help themselves to your bucket. Ostriches and Emus... More 

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Washington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

After visiting the Natural Bridge and caves, my husband and I visited the park on our way home. It was a wonderful experience. I drove and fed the animals while my husband took pictures. I laughed the entire way around the park and all the way home just thinking about the experience. Spent the next day cleaning kibble out of... More 

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