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Virginia Zoo

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Address: 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone Number: 757 441 2374
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Great Family Fun

Our family went there and had a fun time. Great place for the kids to play in th water and the different play areas. All the animals look healthy and the only thing that is the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Our family went there and had a fun time. Great place for the kids to play in th water and the different play areas. All the animals look healthy and the only thing that is the downer is when you go during the day, it seems that most the animals are sleeping during the heat of the day. The park... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Spacious zoo with nicely done habitats for the animals. We appreciated the shading for guests along the route. We would giving yourself 3-4 hours to complete the zoo. It is possible to do the whole thing in shorter time of course or take longer. It's good to know that they do offer Military discounts, Senior citizen discounts and person with... More 

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Kingston, New York
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

First you need to know there is a pen there with kangaroo's, wallaby's & emu's that you can enter & see up close. We just happened to stumble upon this not realizing you can actually go inside & see them right in front of you. It was amazing. Overall the zoo is very nice & open. We didn't get to... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great little zoo and very affordable. (AAA gets $1/ person off, too.) No parking fee, either. Don't expect a large, expansive zoo. It's not the San Diego Zoo, nor is it as expensive. While there aren't tons of animals, I did appreciate that each animal area was quite large and gave the animals room to roam. The... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Despite a few terrible reviews we had a great time at the Zoo. A lot of animals to see in beautiful spacious enclosures. Our 18 months daughter really enjoyed the petting zoo. The organization and decorations of the park was beautiful and thought through. We will definitely come back if we are in the area again.

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Morris, Illinois
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice, just the right size zoo! Loved the red panda. I don't think I have ever seen one before. The animals were very active and some were eating.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We really loved visiting this zoo. We came on a very hot day in Norfolk and came mostly to see the Red Pandas. We were disappointed to see that the red pandas were not out, but were hiding in their AIR CONDITIONED house!! We were happy to see the red pandas with such a great environment, even if we didn't... More 

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Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I love that it's small and has such friendly docents. They take the time to answer any question I or my children weather its about plants or animals. Their restaurant is friendly and affordable. I just wonderful to stroll through it at a leisurely pace without worrying about a meltdown if you're with a tiny child in a stroller. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went with my husband & 2 young boys while visiting Virginia beach. This is really a cute little zoo. Only took 2 hours to go through but everything was close together & that's how we like it. Saw many neat animals & a cute petting zoo! There's even a splash area at the entrance that would be nice on hot... More 

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Spring Valley, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The zoo was attractive, had lots of exotic animals, and enjoyable to adults and kids! I highly recommend it!

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Additional Information about Virginia Zoo

Address: 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone Number: 757 441 2374
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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