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Virginia Zoo

3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
757 441 2374
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Ranked #8 of 29 Attractions in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

my boyfriend and I took my 5 year old niece here this summer and it was a fun outing for the three of us. They have a pretty good selection of animals but not very many interactive activities. It would have been great to see a zoo keeper or tour guide who could give us some fun facts or a... More

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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

This zoo isn't the best I've been to (Jacksonville, Florida or Riverbanks in Columbia, South Carolina are my top two). If you're on a budget, $11.00 is a bargain ($10 for military, children under 2 free). I was disappointed that many of the food stands were closed (keeping in mind, it is midweek and October). The zoo is clean and... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The zoo is a zoo…what else can I say? This one is one of my favorites…hands down! To name a few, I’ve been to the Philadelphia Zoo, Elmwood Zoo, and the Cape May County Zoo this year alone (2014) and the Virginia Zoo is my top ranked zoo. The theme is excellent, well designed, the place is clean, the walking... More

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VA, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Seniors (62 years old) are given free admission to the Norfolk Zoo every Wednesday. If the weather permits, we get our Wednesday exercise by walking this interesting Zoo. Each time we visit, we see something different and it is the most interesting way to reach our daily goal of 10,000 steps. Taking grandchildren is always a hit!...

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Let me start out with I'm from Buffalo. Our zoo is absolutely awful. Very small, sad animals,VERY small enclosures, and dirty so really any zoo is 5 stars compared to it. Personally, I love this zoo! The animals are always walking about and playing when I'm visiting with my son. The enclosures are huge! The fountains in the front of... More

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Smyrna, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Amazing zoo! Lots to see and the zoo is maintained very nicely!! Great way to spend an afternoon. There is a train ride that goes through the zoo and a nice children's zoo.

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Manteo, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We are members of a zoo back home and use the reciprocal program to visit local zoos while on vacation. This is a GREAT zoo!! The enclosures are large and clean. The zoo staff is incredibly friendly. Several of them were more than willing to chat and offer tips. I highly recommend this stop if you are in the area.

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Louisiana
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97 reviews 97 reviews
11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

We visited the zoo with our daughter. It was not too large to enjoy. They had a nice variety of animals to see. The grounds were beautiful and well kept. I would recommend this as a place to go in Norfolk.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The zoo is a rather nice place to spend the day with the family. Free parking, and great ticket pricing. If your military or dependent be sure to ask for your discount. Food is over priced and not very good. I recommend taking a lunch with you and stepping out of the park to eat at the car. They have... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Norfolk zoo is clean, organized, beautiful, large and full of interesting and unique animals and exhibits. The zoo was recently updated and the upgrades and additions are bright and fresh and inviting. Great place for families to visit but my parents go a couple times each year--young and old will have a good time. Parking is ample and close... More

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