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Address: 3500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504-1329
Phone Number: +1 757-441-2374
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Cuteness overload!

I was with a group and only had an hour so we focused on one area, the Asian area, but based on what I saw, I really enjoyed it. I appreciated that the animals had some space and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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portland,oregon
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portland,oregon
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was with a group and only had an hour so we focused on one area, the Asian area, but based on what I saw, I really enjoyed it. I appreciated that the animals had some space and of course, everything was so cute (the red pandas were adorable!)

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South Bend, Indiana
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158 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There is lots of room for people and inhabitants. The enclosures are ample and all the animals seem healthy and comfortable. Great use of space! Everyone is so friendly and the gift shop is reasonable. Love it!

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Thank q1964
Chesapeake, Virginia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm always impressed by our little zoo Always clean. Great exhibits and the animals are close enough to see while still living in a decent environment

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Thank Lucysphone
Houston, Texas, United States
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favorite zoo! Great programs, lovely habitats, great variety of animals, and well laid out walking path with animals organized by continental region. Love ZooBoo, breakfast with the animals, and the summer concerts. If you are living in the area, a membership is a must!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a nice small zoo for the kids. All paths were easily to navigate with a stroller. There were about 3 exhibits that were closed for renovations, this cut our visit probably an hour short. Hope they get them up and running soon.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very easy to find your way around. Offers a great selection of animals for all to enjoy. Not so big that I couldn't push my 88 year old mother in her wheelchair. She enjoyed it very much also. Being as she is in a wheelchair, she and I got in free!

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Virginia
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64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The animals here are well cared for, and the park is pretty... It is not a big zoo, but it is a great place for kids to see some very nice exhibits... Gotta love the zoo!

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Norfolk, Virginia
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Norfolk doesn't have the money to boast a world-class zoo so this is not as impressive as, D.C. or San Diego. That said, it has been upgraded tremendously in the last few years and thanks to continued funding and a LOT of volunteer support it keeps getting better. The physical layout is well planned, clean and designed to prevent crowding.... More 

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Norfolk, VA
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are so lucky to have a wonderful zoo in our midst. If you are an out-of-towner just don't expect the San Diego Zoo and you should be happy. The Zoo area is spacious, and includes a petting zoo, Africa exhibit with monkeys, lions, tigers, elephants, zebras and giraffes; a reptile and amphibian exhibit; red pandas; kangaroos, birds and other... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the years this zoo has continued to get better and better. Better for the animals and better for the visitors. There is an amount of space that makes it seem more natural.

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