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Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo

1087 US Hwy 211 West, Luray, VA 22835
+1 540-743-4113
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Ranked #8 of 11 Attractions in Luray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Description: Rescue zoo, over 250 animals.
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Philadelphia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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Lexington, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I appreciate that this is a rescue zoo, first of all. But...it is very small, and a little run down. There are more reptiles than anything. The kookaburra was the most memorable animal, and the tiger didn't seem extremely active. All in all, it was "ok", but not great.

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Luray, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Me and my fiancée took our niece there. It was fun and we enjoyed it, would be nicer with a few more animals and a more diverse petting zoo. The monkey show was exciting and you could tell when it was time, they got excited and knew they were going to be given treats. The petting zoo was nice, you... More

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Rixeyville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I took my granddaughter here last summer and it was such a nice experience for her. She was 2 years old at the time. They have more snakes than I have ever see in my life! They also have a nice assortment of animals and they have an area where you can feed the goats and my granddaughter even brushed... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My sons (15, 12) and I came to see the Luray Zoo after we visited Luray Caverns earlier in the day. We ate a picnic lunch at the picnic table in the parking lot and then headed in to the zoo. As soon as we got in to the first exhibit, a man struck up a conversation with us. In... More

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