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Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo

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Address: 1087 US Hwy 211 West, Luray, VA 22835
Phone Number: +1 540-743-4113
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Description: Rescue zoo, over 250 animals.

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Glad we stopped!

We had this zoo on our list of places to visit in the area. It looks kind of cheesy from the outside, so we skipped it on the intended day. The next day, however, we ended up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We had this zoo on our list of places to visit in the area. It looks kind of cheesy from the outside, so we skipped it on the intended day. The next day, however, we ended up with some extra time and decided to stop in. In spite of the touristy look on the outside, it is a very nice... More 

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It was small, but it was a blast. we loved everything about it, the boys loved all of the snakes. then at the petting zoo the kids just laughed and laughed as they were feeding the animals. fantastic job on the zoo and we will be back to support them.

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Germantown, Maryland
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52 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Stumbled across this attraction while visiting Luray. Great fun for family and especially kids. Although small but definitely offers to keep the kids entertained.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stumbled upon this funny looking place while in Luray. The owner was there and spent time explaining and exploring the different rescue animals. What a hoot and joy this was. The snakes and gator were interesting the petting zoo was a blast for all of us. Bella the monjey was comical. Defenitly worth the attraction anytime you are in... More 

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Luray, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It is important to remember this is a rescue zoo (the only true rescue in Virginia) and the animals housed will change.Steve Irwin ( the Crocodile Hunter) when living backed this place. The front is cute for little kids but needs work. It is predominantly snakes as they have the largest venomous snake collections on the east coast. However, they... More 

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Stanley, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I have visited this place twice in the past 3 years & nothing has changed except better quality merchandise in the gift shop. There are some wonderful animals here & I have to admit I like the layout of the exhibits. On the other hand.... The tiger has barely any room to go anywhere, the crocodiles & the water turtle... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
41 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Our visit to the Luray Zoo was fun and entertaining. You start out going through the reptile exhibit (coincidentally, you also leave through this exhibit). They have tons of different snakes and a few other lizards, turtles, and alligators. Almost all of the exotic birds had been put away for the winter, but the more cold-tolerant ones were still out... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We visited Luray Zoo on our way back home to Maryland from the Massanutten Resort on 10/30/14. We were the only ones there and took full advantage of it. We were able to take our time walking through and really seeing the animals up close. The owner was very helpful and answered all the questions that we had. My 3yr... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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338 reviews 338 reviews
210 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Based on trip advisor we decided to try this place as we had half an hour to kill and caverns are not really my thing. I had actually been looking forward to seeing a nice little zoo in the states. I have been to zoos in Europe, the Americas and Asia (including India) and this was sadly the worst zoo... More 

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Luray, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I took my 5 year old granddaughter there this Spring. The price is very reasonable. They have a reptile house, several species of birds and a small petting area. It is great place for children.

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