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Virginia Zoo

Address: 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone Number: 757 441 2374
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Ranked #6 of 53 things to do in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Franklin, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I went with my family this past weekend. Walking the trails was really nice. We were unable to see some of the animals because it was cold out and they were in where it was warm. However, this was a nice inexpensive trip for the family and I would recommend. Even through we were not able to see all of... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We have been to the Virginia Zoo numerous times, with our Grand Kids, and each time we find something else to love about it.

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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Virginia Zoo has really grown and added many additional exhibits. Very nice setting with trees and a lot of grass to relax. Great place for families.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food was $$$ if you are not members. Children ages 4-7 had fun. Train ride was enjoyable. Begin tour at the back area and end at the front of the zoo.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I like the variety of animals at this zoo and the way they are spaced. I'm a senior so tire sooner than young folks but this is not too big for a visit with toddlers. Don't forget to bring dry clothes and a towel if it's warm weather and the the child is going to play in the fountains!

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Norfolk, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk was a really pleasant surprise. Gorgeous, well-treated animals from around the globe and organized in such a fashion that it was easy to understand for all ages. Clean! Even the restrooms...

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Williamsburg, VA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Its a smaller zoo and lacks a lot of trees in the public areas. It's nice but small. If you have been to the national zoo you won't be impressed.

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Sherwood
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Spent a pleasent several hours at this little zoo with house guests. Enjoyed seeing the animals. We would have enjoyed the train ride but it wasn't running the afternoon we were there. We really enjoyed seeing the elephants receive a pedicure.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great place to visit, Had Seasons Pass and lived near by. A great afternoon walk amoung the animals!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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155 reviews 155 reviews
40 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Winter is a great time to visit the Zoo because the animals are so active, unlike summer when they may be lethargic. Be sure to take the fifteen minute train ride; you will see a few things you otherwise can't. The Reptile House could use a renovation, but most of the outdoor viewing is very nice.

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