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Virginia Zoo

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Address: 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone Number: 757 441 2374
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Good family fun

We have visited several zoos around the country, I always say we are going to visit family. We are all part of the family of the world. We loved the primates, the birds, and my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
watkinstommy1
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have visited several zoos around the country, I always say we are going to visit family. We are all part of the family of the world. We loved the primates, the birds, and my son always like the reptiles. There are always a good gift shops to buy some neat items to remember the trip if your pictures are... More 

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Boonsboro, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No it is not as big as some others but you know the saying good things come in small packages? It fits well with this zoo. It's a nice relaxing walk to see up close some awesome animals. We were a little disappointed that there were no elephants this time. My daughter loves giraffes and you are so close you... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We try to see zoos wherever we go. This one was very nice and accepted our zoo pass that allows reciprocal memberships. The elephants have been relocated to the Miami zoo out of respect for their need to live in herds of at least 3 or more in order to thrive. (how wonderful to recognize this and then do something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used this venue for the wedding and it was an amazing wedding. The assistants we were given thought of everything.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a night in Norfolk on our way back from the Outer Banks. We wanted somewhere to go with our two children that was close to our hotel. We went to the zoo and were happy that we did. The train ride was a great way to start the day and we all enjoyed visiting the numerous exhibits.

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Goochland, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this zoo. One of the best I've been too. Wonderfully laid out, beautiful enclosures for the animals. The animals seemed content and healthy unlike some Zoos I've been too. My kids kept thanking me over and over for bringing them there cause they loved it so much. Just so you know there's no elephant despite what the map... More 

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our stay in Williamsburg, we traveled to Norfolk just to visit the zoo. It is wonderfully laid out and great for some children. Lots to do and see and the splash area at the entrance is a great way too cool off on a hot day or just to have some fun. Very clean and well kept.

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Shenandoah, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice, smaller zoo, but with a good variety of animals. The day we visited it was unbearably hot, and we only saw about half the zoo up close before leaving. But from what we saw, we really enjoyed it. The train ride is really enjoyable and gives you a glimpse of the whole park. It's $2 a... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to many zoos and many times the zoo is underfunded or small or dirty or just plain not quite laid out right. The Virginia Zoo is well funded, really small, clean, and laid out nicely. The animals look well fed and happy, which isn't the case of every zoo. The zoo is pretty small and you can... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was hot so most animals were hiding, but we got to see kangaroos, red pandas, and a lot of other animals we never seen in other zoos. The kids had a blast, the water fountains at the end before exiting is highly recommended to cool off after all the walking. so bring a towel and bathing suit.

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