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Virginia Zoo

Address: 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone Number: 757 441 2374
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Ranked #3 of 26 Activities in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This is the perfect size zoo. It is not too large that my kids get tired before we get through it. The animals are always within a viewable spot for us. We always get there just as they open and head to the back in order to catch the larger animals before the crowds make it there. The elephants usually... More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It's big and spacious. I love the selection of animals they have. The gardens are beautiful in the spring and summer. The prices in the eatery aren't too bad, but the gift shop is a little expensive. I like that I can use my Recycling Perks to get a discount and that they discount for military folks. I just wish... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Zoo is small, but a nice place yo spend a day with the family. Easy to find. Very often Groupon has some form of discount.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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249 reviews 249 reviews
80 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Virginia Zoo is a very nice place to spend a few hours. It's not the largest zoo that I've ever been to, but they have the basics. They have clearly invested in the infrastructure. Inside, the zoo is rather spacious. We went on a rainy day which served to eliminate the crowds. The animals were active, and the zoo... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My daughter and best friend spent the day at the zoo. all the animals were out and the place was very clean. got some ice cream and had a pleasant time looking at all the animals. I have been to many zoos across the nation and this is one of the least impressive on the amount of animals. Some of... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Virginia Zoo (in Norfolk) is a great place to spend a few hours with the whole family. The exhibits are modern and open. The animals look well-cared for, it is easy to get around, and there's something for all ages. I love this zoo. No trip to Norfolk is complete without a visit.

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Norfolk, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went on a multi-generational trip to the zoo. Took my two daughters, son-in-law, and 2-year-old granddaughter there in late August. It is just the right size to visit for a few hours with a young child and her very pregnant mother. My granddaughter loves Thomas the Train, so a highlight for her was a trip on the small train around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a great place to take the family. The exhibits are neat and nit run down. The animals look healthy and content. I especially like the large floating globe they have at the front entrance where kids and adults can play in the water. The price is reasonable and membership is also reasonable. Great place to go on a... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Cold but fun!! The animals were still there even though it was a bit cold!! It was awesome seeing the elephants!!! I loved seeing the reptiles!!! Lions Tigers and Bears oh my yes!!! Looking forward to going again during the summer!!

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Farmington ny
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The exhibits were incredible and the animals were interesting! The train ride was fun a little short.

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