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Virginia Zoo

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3500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504-1329
+1 757-441-2374
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3500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504-1329
+1 757-441-2374

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Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful experience for frankly children of all ages! The zoo is very well appointed and you can tell the animals are very well cared for. I have also been to special events here(zoo movies, beer festivals, etc) and they are all very fun. I...More

Thank Tbpenn
Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

This zoo isn't too big but it was still fun and 2.5-3 hours of walking around and taking pics. There's a decent variety of animals. The one thing that stood out to me most was being able to be up close and personal with an...More

Thank Pengylove
Reviewed November 2, 2015

Took my 11 year old daughter here over summer. It was under construction but still a fun place to visit. We didn't have enough time to view everything as we got there late, but what we did and saw was still fun. The train took...More

Thank Just_a_normal_mom
Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

A little surprised the animals didn't have more room,especially the elephants. It seemed like a lot of the viewing areas were void of the animals. We were there in the morning so I thought maybe they were being fed or something.

Thank K B
Reviewed October 18, 2015

This zoo is a little gem. Beautiful natural exhibits with plenty or hight interest animals. In two hours we saw monkey gymnastics, elephants eating, tigers, lions, zebras grazing, a mother giraffe and her baby, a walk-through kangaroo, wallaby and emu grazing area and much, much...More

Reviewed October 12, 2015

I frequent zoos around any travel plans I have and found this a well organized plan to display animals connected by their global location. The individual displays appeared to offer the animals enough room to roam with enrichment experiences available. I went on a rainy...More

Thank Diana P
Reviewed October 9, 2015

I went on Wednesday, September 16th and enjoyed the atmosphere, the cleanliness, and variety of animals to be seen. The animals that I have an affinity for are for all to see: the gorgeous and stealthy Bengal tiger, statuesque giraffes, the comical ostriches, adorable monkeys,and...More

Thank Will C
Reviewed October 9, 2015

Much place for animals who looks like really happy and well-groomed. Nature is amazing: a lot of flowers and interesting plants.

Thank adel-dream
Reviewed October 8, 2015

This is a nice zoo. I haven't been in a long time and it is definitely nicer now. Need some improvements, yes! Overall it is a great experience. My husband and I went in September. They offer free Wednesdays in September for seniors, which was...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Went with my family and it was a great time. There was tigers and monkeys and other animals. Our visit was in 2013

Thank rosecarolina
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Mel D
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Response from Brenda A | Reviewed this property |
No I have visited during the hot summer months there is lots of shade n a cool breeze
Stella c
April 1, 2017|
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Response from ReneandJesse S | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen any dogs during the numerous visits. But I was able to find this from the website for you: Many of our animals are rare and endangered species that have to be quarantined from native species and pets for... More
Stella c
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Response from Christopher B | Reviewed this property |
service dogs only