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Virginia Zoo

3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
757 441 2374
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Ranked #7 of 27 attractions in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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haddon Heights
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful, clean, well-thought out zoo. The accommodations are spacious for the animals and the exhibits are educational. However, if you are a gardener/plant enthusiast, you will also appreciate the effort put into the landscaping. The gardens, foliage around the exhibits, and even the vegetation within the animal enclosures is colorful, attractive, and shows creative use of different... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visiting the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk is a fun, memorable, and unexpected experience. I say unexpected because we did not expect such a spacious and accommodating layout. The zoo is organized in sections containing the animals from specific regions of the world ... Asia, Africa, Australia, and North America. There are more than 400 animals living in spacious natural habitats.... More

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Bowie, Maryland, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Went with the family here lot of fun. Felt it was very reasonably proced. On a warmer day, appreciated easy access to water and such. Exhibits wre nice, spacious layout, easy to walk.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a great place to visit. Very interesting assortment of animals and amphibians especially for our local area.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Beautiful zoo! There is a wide array of animals. I saw a tiger, ostriches, giraffes, elephants, orangoutangs, birds, and more! The scenery is beautiful, I really enjoyed the gardens. Spend the $2 and go for the train ride. It is a nice peaceful ride, and you learn more about the zoo. It goes by quickly, but worth it. They sell... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We found this place to have great value and a wonderful place to spend the afternoon! Our encounters with the lion, lioness, tiger and orangutan made this the highlight of our vacation! I highly recommend a visit, it was a great experience. Food shacks and places to buy drinks exist throughout the zoo. Bring an umbrella if rain is expected.... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I went with my husband one afternoon. Unfortunately we went the same weekend as a business function that was holding an event day there so it was a tad busier than I'd like. The layout of the zoo was inviting with numerous attractions, some of which were sadly closed due to upcoming changes. In comparison to other large city zoo's... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There is a great selection of animals and when we went they were pretty active. Make sure you don't go when it's too hot because the animals will mostly just hide in the shade. We watched two bears play/fighting for a solid 15 minutes - it was awesome. I definitely recommend visiting if you are in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The zoo has many animals. Was happy to see that they had some of the larger ones. Staff was wonderful..........they were walking around the exhibits telling fun facts and the animals names. There is actually a splash area at the entrance. So bring extra clothes, bathing suits and towels! Definitely recommend the zoo!

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The zoo was amazing. First we got in free because my husband is a veteran. At the very entrance there are sprouting fountains were the children were splashing around in thier bating suits. There was also a huge pecot just walking around. My 15 mo th old was amazed. The layout of the zoo was phenomenal. Its in a manor... More

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