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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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Excellent zoo experience!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Port Orchard, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Suffolk, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We have been to the Virginia Zoo numerous times, with our Grand Kids, and each time we find something else to love about it.

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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Virginia Zoo has really grown and added many additional exhibits. Very nice setting with trees and a lot of grass to relax. Great place for families.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food was $$$ if you are not members. Children ages 4-7 had fun. Train ride was enjoyable. Begin tour at the back area and end at the front of the zoo.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I like the variety of animals at this zoo and the way they are spaced. I'm a senior so tire sooner than young folks but this is not too big for a visit with toddlers. Don't forget to bring dry clothes and a towel if it's warm weather and the the child is going to play in the fountains!

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