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Address: 229 Safari Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Phone Number: 540 291 3205
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Drive along 3 miles of road, feeding herds of free-roaming animals from...

Drive along 3 miles of road, feeding herds of free-roaming animals from your car, such as antelope, camel, deer, elk and llama! Walk through the 10-acre Safari Village and see tigers, cheetah, kangaroos, primates, reptiles, a wide variety of birds and much more! Don’t forget to feed the giraffe and visit the petting barn! We’re located in the Shenandoah Valley, a short day trip from Roanoke, Lynchburg, Staunton, Charlottesville, Richmond, Maryland and DC.

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Fun for the family

We all had a good time driving through the park and feeding all the different animals from the car. Be careful when you feed the deer. They will try to knock the food bucket... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We all had a good time driving through the park and feeding all the different animals from the car. Be careful when you feed the deer. They will try to knock the food bucket from your hand onto the ground so they can get all your food. Take a Ziploc bag with you so you can keep the animal food... More 

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Yadkinville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stopped by here on the way home to northern Virginia from western NC and I loved it. My children loved it as well. It was a super hot day but there were a lot of Animals out eating the feed we had. The giraffes were so cool and so up close. I recommend visiting when it isn't 100+ degrees... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We paid the extra $ and rode the wagon then drove through in the van. You may drive through as many times as you want. Tickets were good all day. My kids got to pet and feed buffalo, lamas, deer/antelope giraffe, camels. Really fun and interactive outing for the kids and adults. We loved watching the spider monkeys climb and... More 

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Spring Valley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This safari was amazing and the animal interaction was great and the place was enormous and beautiful nice selection of animal and big birds and the staff was friendly.

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Thank OZONKZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The kids loved it and so did we! I was clean and we enjoyed seeing how well the animals were taken care of. Not like other "zoos" we've been to. We would go again!

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Raleigh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a lot of llamas and grazing animals. There are several elk that are very large yet very friendly. Most young animals the will come up to the truck as well. We meet herd of bison that that decided to keep the food bucket. I recommend to get 4 buckets of pellets if you are not careful some animals... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I saw signs for this and thought it was just a drive-thru zoo park. Turns out it was much more. They have displays that you walk through as well as the drive-thru park. This was a great zoo for seeing animals up close - especially in the drive-thru part. The walking was a bit more than my... More 

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East Lyme Ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is great for kids all ages. If you love animals and want to get up close and feed some of them this is the place. It consists of a walk through zoo as well as a 3 mile drive in the surrounding hills to observe and feed all manner of animals. If you are anywhere near here or... More 

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Forest, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Virginia Safari Park is a fun experience for kids and interesting for adults. There is a walk through area where you can pet/feed goats and see snakes, large tortoises, kangaroos, penguins, pigs, etc. But the more enjoyable experiences were feeding the giraffes and the budgie birds. Buy a few feed sticks and the birds will alight on your hand and... More 

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Fredericksburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for family and kids. What a blast we had feeding all the animals from our car. Worth the travel and the price. We loved the bird house feeding all those parakeets.

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