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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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AN UNEXPECTED TREASURE

Admission price is fair for the amount of animals and exhibits this facility offers, although the Military Discount is not very giving. Bring your own lunch, however, because the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Admission price is fair for the amount of animals and exhibits this facility offers, although the Military Discount is not very giving. Bring your own lunch, however, because the prices for food are outrageous even for a park and there are not many healthy choices. There is a veggie burger offered, which is a plus. The gift shop offers some... More 

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Los Altos, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The path through the zoo takes you to several different sections with no backtracking--first up on the left is the Asia section, which has orangutan, a tiger, beautiful birds; then comes the Africa section, with elephant, lions, zebra, giraffe, rhino; and then Australia, with its kangaroos and emus; and the Americas, with the buffalo. Petting zoo and little train for... More 

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Great Bridge, Virginia, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

This zoo is pretty decent. It won't blow you away if you're used to visiting any of the large metropolitan area zoos, but it's a fun family activity. They are always undergoing renovations and as of my visit in April 2015 two of the best exhibits were closed for such. The petting zoo portion and the prairie dogs are the... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This zoo is nice for a little visit. My older children find it boring, but my seven year old loved it. The newer exhibits really add to the zoo.

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Port Orchard, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I've been to a lot of zoo's and this one is middle of the road. The cost to get in isn't very expensive so if you're in the area and have some time check it out

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Hudson Falls
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have had zoo memberships to multiple zoos and visited dozens of zoos, aquariums, & animal science centers. We loved or trip to the Virginia Zoological Park! It's was a breezy 47degrees, but we saw nearly every animal up close. The enclosures were well maintained, full of activity possibilities, and more interesting then many we have seen. We spoke with... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not a large zoo, but fun enough for the little ones. In the summer they turn on the sprinklers for the kiddies to run through, feel free to bring their suits they will have a blast!

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Avon
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We went to the zoo with teenagers and very young children. There was no crowd, we could take as long as we wanted with each animal. The enclosures were spacious and there were a lot of different viewing areas so you could see things from different angles. The Red Panda was incredible as it walked over your head on a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I took my 5 year old sister to see the animals. We have been to a lot bigger zoos with more to do and more animals. But my little sister enjoyed it, it was her first time at a zoo. Clean and the people were nice. Hopefully over the years it will continue to grow and have... More 

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Franklin, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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