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Virginia Zoo

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Address: 3500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504-1329
Phone Number: 757 441 2374
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Beautiful place where the kids get to see the animals and discover new things about the animals and their habitat. Enjoy the food and get some exercise at the same time. Even take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
463gailt
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Williamsburg,
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This review is based on a visit that took place on 9.24.16, a Saturday. The prices have been raised this year to nearly $16 an adult ticket and nearly $12 for any child 3 and over. If you're looking to find out if it is worth the price, simply: no. If you participate in museum freebie days, have a bogo... More 

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Thank Brittany C
Williamsburg,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place where the kids get to see the animals and discover new things about the animals and their habitat. Enjoy the food and get some exercise at the same time. Even take home a nice gift from their amazing selection of gifts for everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let the size of this little zoo fool you. It is one of the best zoos I have visited and my family has visited zoos throughout the US. There are so many unique displays here that you can't help but be impressed. If you are looking for a fun way to spend a few hours, then don't miss the... More 

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Thank Debby H
Salisbury, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a VERY nice little zoo... animals are clean, viewable, and good all around selection. Spent about half a day strolling. Nice petting zoo for small ones. Food available ( reasonable) and gift shop is well stocked and also reasonable. This was a great alternative to the beach for a day. Entrance fee is affordable for a family on... More 

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San Diego
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the Virginia Zoo. Its uncrowded, leisurely pace allowed us to really observe the wildlife, landscaping and to visit with each other. It has wide open areas for children to run or get upclose to the animals. On our visit we got to observe some tiger cubs. The staff were informative and patiently answered many questions from children. I... More 

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Thank SoCalFoodie_2B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 2 and a half hour at the zoo with my two year old and many animals to see. The giraffe exhibit was good. Zebras and cattle were interesting. The cheetah bored probably wishing she rather be running yet a beautiful cat to see up close. My toddler loved the ghosts and the ability to brush their fur and feed... More 

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Thank Jessica B
Kingston, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this with our kids before we moved to Williamsburg for the rest of our vacation. we loved this zoo and so did our kids

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Thank Heather S
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Virginia Zoo is filled with various animals, exhibits and information that will entertain people of all ages. Inside the entrance is a water exhibit for kids to play in. There are also benches to allow adults to rest and watch their kids play. The Tiger Exhibit is really neat the way it is designed. The African Exhibit is also... More 

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Thank Cecilia Z
Hampton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the zoo so many times. We always start with the train ride ($2 extra). Plan to walk a lot so make sure you wear comfortable shoes. Exhibits are wonderfully made and we always stop by the gift shop on the way out!!

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Thank SusieS525
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Went just after the rain and it was great cause the animals were cooled off enough to be more active and about. Greatest part was walking among the kangaroos, wallabies, and emus in their exhibit!

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