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“Pricey for what is essentially a petting zoo.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Leesburg Animal Park

Leesburg Animal Park
19270 James Monrow Highway, Leesburg, VA 20175
703 433 0002
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Ranked #7 of 50 attractions in Leesburg
Type: Zoos
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Aurora, Colorado
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“Pricey for what is essentially a petting zoo.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

While the facility is very well kept and the animals all look good, I believe this is pretty expensive for what you get. Kids 2-12 are $8.50 each and adults $10.50 so a family of 4 is about $40. All you really get for that is a chance to see and pat the animals, play on the playgrounds, use the "moon bounce" and take a "hayride" in a trailer pulled by a tractor. If the kids want a pony ride that is $3.50 extra (unless you buy the kids "VIP Pass" which includes a pony ride and a cup of food to feed the animals) and if you want food to feed the animals that is extra as well.

There are lots of animals for the kids to feed - goats, sheep, deer, llamas, alpacas, goats, donkeys, ponies, camels, etc. - some are penned up and some are out in a "petting zoo" area were the kids can walk among the animals. Of course like any place where the animals are conditioned to the fact people bring food to feed them, the animals can be kind of aggressive, particularly from a kids perspective, and some, like sheep, may jump up on you trying to get food. There are 2 small playgrounds for the kids as well, and there are some opportunities to listen to personnel tell you about various animals. The only toilets are port-o-potties and they only seem to sell a few boxed drinks and ice cream items. There is a vending machine for soda, but that was broken when we visited, and there is also a small picnic area - expect to have some flies around with all the animals.

As I said, the place is well kept up and the animals look to be in good shape, I just think it is too much money for what you get out of it, especially when you can go to a place like Frying Pan park for free.

Visited August 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Standard petting zoo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We took our niece here for the fall celebration and she had a lot of fun. There were activities like face painting and blow-up houses in addition to the animal farm. The hay ride was fun for the whole family. Unfortunately, there was a pumpkin shortage so we didn't get to pick our pumpkins, which was supposed to be part of our ticket. The adult price was a little steep considering we were all really there to basically follow around a 6 year old.

Visited October 2011
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virginia
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“Leesburg Animal Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

We go almost every year we love it lots to do for kids even the adults can enjoy them selves and they usually have coupons on there web site http://www.leesburganimalpark.com/
I find the best time to go with extra activities is for Pumpkinville in the fall but still they are great before then as well

Visited October 2011
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Stephens City, Virginia
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“Great place for kids ages 6 and up”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

I made the mistake of taking my 3 year old (who loves animals) to the Leesburg Animal Park. She was a little young to do everything and we spent $22.00 on tickets just to get in for the two of us! I will make sure to take her again in a couple of years when she can enjoy more for the money. I did see really young children there but most were with older siblings that were enjoying everything more. I was a little disappointed with the variety of things in comparison to the price.
I do think it would be worth the money with children a little older!

Visited April 2012
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Reston, Virginia
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“Good little place for kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012 via mobile

We enjoy this animal park. They have a variety of animals, a pond, abd a playground. I dont know that I could spend more than a few hours here, but if your kids like animals, it is enjoyable.

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