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Metro Richmond Zoo

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Address: 8300 Beaver Bridge Road, Moseley, VA 23120
Phone Number: +1 804-739-5666
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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The Zoo opened to the public on April 22, 1995. Over the years, the Metro...

The Zoo opened to the public on April 22, 1995. Over the years, the Metro Richmond Zoo has grown to 120 acres. The Zoo is now home to over 2,000 animals, representing 180 different species from around the world.

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Great Little Zoo

We visit the zoo one Saturday morning while visiting my daughters in the Richmond area. First the only con about the place - the price. For a single time visit, it seemed a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2016
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Southwest of Richmond, you'll find a delightful little zoo worthy of a couple of hours of your time. There are plenty of animals to see and since it's small, it isn't very crowded. You can get very close to some ... and feed others. It's a pleasantly relaxing way to savor a couple of hours in the sunshine while perusing... More 

Thank Indy_Cindy_LPN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo is a fantastic little zoo! It's such a fun day trip for my daughter and I. We went so many times during the last 2 summers that this year we bought annual passes, and we are very glad we did. Well worth the money and it makes for a perfect experience for toddler outings. Even I enjoy the... More 

1 Thank C D
Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't a large zoo but it has 2000 animals in there (more or less) natural habitat. Very well laid out with wide walkways and plenty of shady areas for the hot summer days. The one downside was some of the animals were smarter than we were and stayed inside where it was cooler! But there was still plenty to... More 

Thank Richard H
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a fairly high admission charge but the charm is that it is a reasonably small zoo with things like a Skyride and a small train that goes into a Safari type area. The giraffes are in a low pen so that you can feed them on your level and yes, they have slimy tongues. There is also a... More 

Thank wvjake
Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small zoo that has obvious need for funding. Still had a good time seeing the animals but the grounds need a lot of work.

Thank Kathy P
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, its 17 dollars to get into the zoo. This is ridiculous.. the DC zoo is free as well as Maymont and they take obvious better care of their grounds and animals compared to this place. I don't know too much about wild animals and their habits, but the majority of the animals I saw at this zoo... More 

Thank sidneyerica
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65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Richmond Metro Zoo is awesome! Up close and personal with so many wild animals. We especially enjoyed the sky car ride and the train trolley through the wildlife open area ($3 pp). The monkeys were plentiful and the turtles were huge! The giraffes ate right out of your hand and just unlimited enjoyment. Tigers, ostriches, reptiles, rhinos, friendly staff and... More 

Thank Gary And Linda Y
Gretna, Virginia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

My kids had a blast! We normally go to NC Zoo, but I'm 6 months pregnant and that was just too much walking for me, so we decided to try somewhere different and we loved it! The enclosures are open and you can see the animals so close up! We'd definitely visit again!

Thank KCCKDowell
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We visit the zoo one Saturday morning while visiting my daughters in the Richmond area. First the only con about the place - the price. For a single time visit, it seemed a bit high, ~$30 for two people. I can see why my daughters have a yearly membership which pays for itself in just 3 visits. Pros - basically,... More 

Thank RMabe_PA
Fairmont, West Virginia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I'm a fan of zoos, I love when I find a hidden gem like this one. This zoo is spacious and well laid out. A variety of animals to see. You can feed the giraffes and a few other animals. The highlights are the 'train' trip and the sky lift ride. The train takes you through an area to see... More 

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