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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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Front Royal, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This place was very clean and the animals seemed well cared for. Very nice zoo and they had a petting zoo area. Not a big snake fan but the variety of snakes was even amazing!!! Loved the alligators!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My family and I were in Lynchburg, VA this weekend when my son found this "rescue" zoo on the map. We drove 2.5 hours to help support this zoo as we like to support rescues and we have an awesome lion/tiger rescue here in Jacksonville that we like to visit. We walked into a room where 2 very large turtles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Got to meet the owner and talk with him about the snapping turtles. The alligator snapper is AMAZING. So impressed that someone would give what it takes to rescue and make sure these animals get to live the rest of their lives in peace and receive the care they deserve. Went with about 10 kids all 11 and under and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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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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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