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Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo

Address: 1087 US Hwy 211 West, Luray, VA 22835
Phone Number: +1 540-743-4113
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Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in Luray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Rescue zoo, over 250 animals.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
41 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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146 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Philadelphia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We visited the zoo & were impressed with all of the different snakes. We loved the petting zoo & how friendly the animals were during the feeding. We spoke with the owner & you can see how much he genuinely cares for the animals.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Kids would really appreciate it (has petting area), but the inhabitants and their rescue stories would fascinate adults too. Many unusual specimens. Worth supporting in the zoo shop too.

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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

the animals looked so sad and uncared for. the goats damn near attack you because you the guest feed them by putting a quarter in a gumball machine which is filled with their food. NEVER NEVER AGAIN so uncared for

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you are looking for the typical big zoo you will be disappointed. We were driving from PA to SC and were looking for things to do along the way. When I found the website for Luray Zoo and saw that it was a rescue zoo I knew that we had to stop. This is a small zoo with a... More

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va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Visted Luray zoo while visiting the luray area. This is a rescue zoo so it is not a real large zoo, but is definitely worth visiting. You will see alot of snakes that you probably have never seen before . I seen a cobra , which totally freaked me out. It also has monkeys, birds, turtles. . a tiger and... More

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Nice little zoo. It's nice that they are a rescue zoo. Just that the animals seem to have small cages with little enrichment. Even if the animals don't "need" it, it would be nicer for visitors to look at. And I still believe even snakes and turtles would appreciate a more interesting environment than a plain square box.

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