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“Fun!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Virginia Zoo

Virginia Zoo
3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
757 441 2374
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Ranked #3 of 25 Activities in Norfolk
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Bowie, Maryland, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Went with the family here lot of fun. Felt it was very reasonably proced. On a warmer day, appreciated easy access to water and such. Exhibits wre nice, spacious layout, easy to walk.

Visited July 2014
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Norfolk, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Great place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a great place to visit. Very interesting assortment of animals and amphibians especially for our local area.

Visited July 2014
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“Worth the trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Beautiful zoo! There is a wide array of animals. I saw a tiger, ostriches, giraffes, elephants, orangoutangs, birds, and more! The scenery is beautiful, I really enjoyed the gardens. Spend the $2 and go for the train ride. It is a nice peaceful ride, and you learn more about the zoo. It goes by quickly, but worth it. They sell food, nothing fancy, hotdogs, hamburgs, pizza, ect. The real attraction is seeing the animals and enjoying the beauty if nature. Plan to be there a few hours. There are shaded areas, but I would recommend going on a day where it isn't too hot. You will be walking a lot, so plan accordingly. Animals seem to be well cared for. I really enjoyed it, and will definitely return! You will definitely want to go visit the goats, that is hands on, and you'll see the most beautiful peacock, as well!

Visited July 2014
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“Great attraction! A bit of everything here.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We found this place to have great value and a wonderful place to spend the afternoon! Our encounters with the lion, lioness, tiger and orangutan made this the highlight of our vacation! I highly recommend a visit, it was a great experience. Food shacks and places to buy drinks exist throughout the zoo. Bring an umbrella if rain is expected. Very nice zoo!

Visited June 2014
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Norfolk, Virginia
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“Interesting way to spend an afternoon.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I went with my husband one afternoon. Unfortunately we went the same weekend as a business function that was holding an event day there so it was a tad busier than I'd like. The layout of the zoo was inviting with numerous attractions, some of which were sadly closed due to upcoming changes. In comparison to other large city zoo's this one seemed a tad lacking but it is still a fun way to spend an afternoon. The prices are reasonable.

Visited June 2014
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