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“Great place for a few hours” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Reston Zoo

Reston Zoo
1228 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, VA 22182
703.757.6222
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Vienna
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Owner description: A small zoo with zebras, monkeys, reptiles, lamas, birds, petting zoo, pony rides, wagon rides to see the animals up close, etc.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great place for a few hours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

Arrived with the grand kids, ages 4,2, & 1.5. It is a Tuesday and it was ubcrowded, but a spectacular war, sunny day.
The kids, and all the other visitor kids loved it. Feeding the various goats brought squeals of delight. The wagon ride to feed the larger animals was funn for all ages - the the host doing a great job describing the various animals, their names, etc... The horse ride was fun, for the larger kid- who now wants horse lessons!! The 2 year old decided the horse was too scary, but the wrangler did a great job introducing her to a pony.

Could not recommend the petting zoo enough, great for the little kids and big ones for a relaxing few hours.
A little known gem here in DC.

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Vienna, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great for young kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We took our son (now 9) here for more than two years just about every month when he was between 3 and 5. It's just a great place to explore and get hands on experience with the animals. We really loved it.

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Great Falls, VA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Sad for the animals”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is a local little zoo, and it seems to me that the animals just barely get by. The people who own it naturally do not have the resources to care for these animals the way a large zoo does...so the creatures just seem okay. About the only positive is that they're safer than in the wild. Makes me sad to look at them.

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Washington, DC
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fun for the Kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We've been to Reston Zoo several times. The kids seem to love it and it's pretty fun for the older ones too. I recommend the hayride which runs several times a day. We also love buying feed and milk for the goats and sheep! It's a sleepy little zoo with a nice array of animals. The pricing is a bit on the high end though.

Visited August 2012
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Had a good time with very young ones.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Visitors are allowed to buy honey sticks to feed the budgies and bottles of formula to feed the animals. This is something great to have such close contact. Kids love the wagon ride with all the animals walking up. Apparently there is a new cage for monkeys with more room. This is not cheap, nor is it particularly a real zoo but the under 6 think it is great.

Visited August 2012
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