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Address: 5784 South Lee Highway, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Phone Number:
+1 540-291-2420
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Natural Bridge Zoo Park is and always has been privately owned and has...

The Natural Bridge Zoo Park is and always has been privately owned and has never accepted any sort of federal, state, or local funding. The Natural Bridge Zoo opened its doors to the general public in 1972 and has been growing ever since. The main purpose for Natural Bridge Zoo has always been the propagation and rearing of threatened or endangered species. We try to offer students and the general public the opportunity to learn about the living animals, birds, and reptiles that share the earth with us. Many children have little or no contact with natural living things in their daily lives. While television programs are educational, there is nothing like standing next to a giraffe, getting nuzzled by a llama, hugging a baby dromedary camel, or gazing into the eyes of a huge white tiger to make you feel and appreciate our wonderful world of animals.

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A Natural Place.

I was in the area, and I had seen the Natural Bridge and the Natural Bridge Caverns. I had time left in the day. I saw this on the way to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 3, 2016
JohnBCowgill
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love seeing animals and I have been here before, but it seems to me the place is really run down. The White Bangle Tiger was great, the bears wouldn't even move, the goats and pigs were okay. All in all the animals seem to be taken care of, but the facilities needed lots of help.

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Thank Michelle C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

I was in the area, and I had seen the Natural Bridge and the Natural Bridge Caverns. I had time left in the day. I saw this on the way to the others sites so I went in. It may not compare to your big city zoos, but it was still a good place to visit. There are a lot... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Came to Natural Bridge in the winter season. Many of the attractions close at 4pm. We came to the zoo, since the sign outside said it was open until 6pm. However, we were told they close earlier than 6pm in the off season. Call before you go.

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Thank 2OurTravels
Colcord, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

This to me is a great place for the kids to walk around and the parents to show off some animal knowledge. they have an elephant, lots of herbivores, and several birds and lemurs. The large cats are incredible to see as well. I guess the big draw is being able to feed a few of the animal species. I... More 

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Thank Brittany P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

My husband and 3 1-2 year old daughter loved it! Good variety of animals. Got to feed a lot of the animals. Interaction with the parakeets was very amusing. Will visit again and recommend to my friends with kids.

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Thank Carrie T
Franklin, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

For being a road side zoo it is ok. Only been there one time. The price was a little high but we had a coupon so it was a little more affordable. The kids enjoyed it.

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Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

I took my grandson over the weekend & he enjoyed it very much because he was able to interact & feed so many animals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We have been here numerous times over the years. It's always a really nice place to go when they have baby animals. We have been able to pet baby tigers and baby camels and it was awesome. Some of the cages are fairly small for some of the bigger animals, which I'm not a huge fan of because they need... More 

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Thank Dralienn
Beach City, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

The animals need more roo. To roam giraffes need more grass more of natrual habitat needs more information posted needs to add grass and clean water source

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Great collection of animals here. I always love walking through a place like this and thinking, "This is someone's dream that came to fruition." Animals looked very healthy and well cared for. Would definitely go again.

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