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Virginia Zoo

3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
757 441 2374
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Ranked #7 of 28 Attractions in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Smyrna, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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93 reviews 93 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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
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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We enjoyed the VA zoo, it's not as large as the zoo here in NC, but from our experience you have a better closer view of the animals. The zoo had a lot of wasted space, and large stone walls that limited view of some habitats. Pay the $2 and take the train when entering the park. It's not a... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been members for years and we never tire of it and the fountains are fun for the kids. The train is a onetime event if you MUST ride it. Otherwise, maaaaaybe you could get a nice overview of the park. No stops and super duper slow.

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We just had some company come for a visit and we suggested the Norfolk Zoo. They agreed and we spent a very pleasant afternoon strolling around the park. The upgrades to the exhibits was a real improvement and led to an outstanding visit for us and our company. We look fowarward to future visits

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Small, but nice. Animals seemed to be well cared for. The food is not fancy, but fills the void. Petting zoo was fun for the children.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I took our 3-year old and 6-month old daughters for the first time on August 27th, and had a very nice time. The zoo is clean and well laid out. The animal habitats are very well maintained, and the animals all appear to have a good amount of room and space. Its not the biggest zoo that... More

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