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Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo

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Neat little zoo.

This is a small zoo with many animals for the children to see. A great place to bring groups of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Washington, Virginia
Best Rescue Zoo on the East Coast!

We had a great time at the Luray Zoo. They have the most beautiful Bengal tiger named Star. She... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Heather M
Rockville, Maryland
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Luray zoo does not maintain this sight this is a third party sight for accurate information on hours etc see website
1087 US Highway 211 W, Luray, VA 22835-5245
+1 540-743-4113
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small zoo with many animals for the children to see. A great place to bring groups of children like Cub Scouts and other groups for a day trip.When you drive up to the front of this zoo you may say to yourself...More

Thank cgiles532
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time at the Luray Zoo. They have the most beautiful Bengal tiger named Star. She was very vocal and happy to see her keeper when he came to give her some pets. They had a great petting zoo with goats of...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the zoo while on holiday in Virginia and I had mixed feelings before even entering as I’m not a huge fan of zoos. The entrance looks fairly ramshackle and there’s a large dinosaur model out front!? (There’s no dinosaurs in the zoo!!). The...More

Thank KiwiSuzieC
Reviewed September 4, 2018

I don't know where to begin with this review. From looking at this place from the outside you would never believe what was on the inside. Right from the start, the staff was friendly and warm. They answered all our questions very politely and was...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a little rescue zoo. It has quite a few snakes and lots of goats to feed at the petting zoo. There are a few primates and birds too. My kids enjoyed it. It is small but clean and I love that the animals...More

Thank chrismckay73
Reviewed August 25, 2018

You must stop and see this amazing rescue zoo. It is small, but it was a great morning trip. Star the Bengal tiger is beautiful! They have a little bit of everything. Kids can feed the goats (purchase food from the zoo) There is an...More

Thank oswaldburns
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Don't have anything negative to say other than the bathroom facilities are a clean port-o-potty. From the outside, it looks small and we were skeptical, but decided to go in anyways. We were all laughing surprised. Huge collection of reptiles. All the animals were well...More

1  Thank ohwowee
Reviewed August 13, 2018

The first thing you need to know about Mark Kilby, who owns the Luray Zoo in Luray, Virginia, is that he thinks dogs make terrible pets. In fact, Kilby prefers reptiles. To prove his point, he boasts that his small zoo features "one of the...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This zoo isn’t big but it was very personal level. The owner was around the property and is very hands on. Very grateful that these animals are given a second chance. By each animal, they have their story - how they came to Luray Zoo.

Thank Kris Y
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We thought this would be a good way to pass the time on a cloudy day. Wow! Such a great little zoo. You can totally tell that animals are well cared for and accepting of you being there. They really interact with you. The owner...More

1  Thank davesantucci10
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January 24, 2018|
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Response from Cynthia H | Reviewed this property |
Give them a call. Really nice friendly people.
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Response from Eric H | Reviewed this property |
No parking fee.
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August 20, 2015|
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Response from Grami-TT | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You will be near several places to eat, Anthony's is great for Italian, Burger King, McDonald's. there is an awesome place called FLOTZIE's and several picnic tables there. They have the world's best ice cream for a... More