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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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Doolittle was here.

Good place to visit, not the biggest zoo in America but it was nicely done with flowers and variety of animal exhibits. Once they get the observation area for the "hospital... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Norfolk, Virginia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Good place to visit, not the biggest zoo in America but it was nicely done with flowers and variety of animal exhibits. Once they get the observation area for the "hospital" done, it should be an interesting part of the total experience.

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Paterson, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My wife, 17-month daughter and I visited the Virginia zoo at the end of August while visiting some family and friends in Portsmouth. The zoo while not big, it offer plenty of entertainment for the younger crowd. There is an option for a train ride, petting area and water sprinklers. My daughter had a blast with the sprinklers. The train... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great improvements over the past few years. We tour the zoo so often my 6 year old could be a tour guide. There is something for everyone.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Went to the zoo today 08-29-2015. Got there in the morning and spent 2 or so hours there. We seen everything they had and the grand daughter liked it. But then she is only 1. We are from Wisconsin and are used to the Milwaukee zoo which you can spend the whole day there and not see it all. 200+... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very average zoo. Nothing too exciting. The train ride for the kids is pretty cool. What turned me off...was seeing the Giraffes in a smelly garage totally covered in poop -- all over the floor. No, I am not exaggerating, too. It smelled bad and looked very bad...makes me think these animals are not well taken care of.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My family and I recently took a trip to Virginia Beach and stopped by the zoo on one of the days when the weather was iffy. The zoo was about 20 minutes from the ocean and very affordable ($11 for adults). We were very impressed by the entire zoo. It was clean, beautiful enclosures for the animals, and helpful staff.... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Went to the Zoo because it was a cloudy and chilly day at the beach and we are so glad we did. It's a beautiful zoo that houses rhinos, giraffes, lions, wallabies and my favorite the Kangaroos. Of course, they have many other animals as well. It's a great place to visit if you have kids. Also, if you have... More 

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Stopped by on impromptu weekend getaway to Norfolk. For $11, you can't beat the entertainment. Plenty to see... some of the exhibits looked empty but the animals were keeping out of the sun (maybe go on a cloudier day). Overall very happy we stopped.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We didn't have a ton of time to visit this zoo, but we loved the boardwalk areas and the zoo was very clean. We will definitely go back again!

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National Park, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a very nice Zoo in Norfolk. Plenty of free parking. Very inexpensive. This zoo has lots of room. Animals are kept in large areas where you can view there. There are gardens there also and a nice petting area for kids. The Zoo is always expanding.

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