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Virginia Safari Park --- TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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Address: 229 Safari Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Phone Number:
+1 540-291-3205
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12:00 am - 12:01 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:01 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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SORRY - WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE 2016 SEASON. WE WILL RE-OPEN IN MID-MARCH...

SORRY - WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE 2016 SEASON. WE WILL RE-OPEN IN MID-MARCH 2017! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN 2017!!

Drive along our 3 mile - 180 Acre natural park, viewing(and feeding) herds of free-roaming animals from your car, such as Antelope, Deer, Elk and Llamas! Walk through the 10-acre Safari Village and see Tigers, Hyenas, 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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Great interactive experience

Having lived in the area off and on for many years I never seemed to make a visit here a priority. My loss...that is until now. My wife and I went while visiting a couple of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cort C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having lived in the area off and on for many years I never seemed to make a visit here a priority. My loss...that is until now. My wife and I went while visiting a couple of other places. The trip is unique and worth the visit. This is an interactive and family friendly visit. Purchasing the food buckets is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived in the area for 29 years and had never been until this past November when we took my sister in laws family. We had the best time with the animals and you never know what their going to do, we lost food bucks because the animal heads were to big or they were just extra hungry and... More 

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2 Thank Michelle C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

I had been to one of these in South Dakota and Oklahoma. I was in the area and had some time so I took a drive through. It is fun getting right up to the animals. I say almost like Africa because it does not substitute for a real safari, but you will save a lot of money. Be advised... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Went for my daughter's 8th birthday.. She enjoyed it and so did we. The llamas are very greedy and there is too many of them, they literally chase you down.. Zebras and Camels were locked away.. :( We really enjoyed the Budgie/Parakeet feeding... They were so cute and friendly. We fed the giraffes, but they weren't very invested in our... More 

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Thank KatMcDo
Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

i have wanted to do this for so long and finally got to and absolutely loved it! the animals tried to get in the car with me to eat all the bucket i purchased. was laughing and ecstatic the whole time. i am an animal lover and this was great. very hands on. i would recommend riding on the tractor... More 

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

I am not a huge fan of places that take animals out of their environment but I had a lot of fun here. I have never had an Elk stick its head in my car or get slobbered on by a friendly Bison. It is expensive, the two of us, each with a bucket of feed cost $48 (In the... More 

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Thank Randall C
Colcord, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

My sister and I took our families together. the boys had such a great time feeding the animals and it was so cool to get so close to these animals. the watusi bulls were a sight to behold. the elk yodeling, the zebras, and oh I loved the lamas. the boys liked them the most because they are furry, not... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

I love animals so my sweetheart thought this would be a great stop for us on a weekend trip. The animals are beautiful and some of them are so sweet and peaceful. The obnoxious, pushy ones seem to get in the way and overpower them, though. My first experience here was a huge bull tearing my food bucket out of... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Well I can start by saying this wasn't my first trip to this place. First trip was 2 years ago with my young son and we had a great time. I don't remember the llamas being so aggressive and I also don't remember the much larger animals coming up to the vehicle and basically sticking their heads in the windows... More 

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Franklin, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

My family loves this place. We went for the very first time in 2013 and have been back every year since, sometimes more then once a year. I tell everyone I know about the park. Its the one thing i look forward too when spring/summer rolls around.

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