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Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo

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Address: 1087 US Highway 211 W, Luray, VA 22835-5245
Phone Number: 5407434113
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A real treat.

Small family owned zoo with a good selection of snakes, especially various rattlers. Beautiful peacock, large condor, llama, goats ( fun petting area, great for kids), etc. Owner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Eric H
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is just the kind of place you should be going to to see Animals. These animals have been rescued, are retired form the abuses of MAN or have been beloved pets to humans that have come upon misfortune. The fee is minimal for the good will and sanctuary they provide these poor souls. If you are an animal lover,... More 

Thank Angela E
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't expect too much. This is a small privately run animal rescue zoo. It operates mostly from sponsorship and has a minimal staff. I would recommend this for small children mostly. It is not very large so it might be nice for individuals who have difficulty walking.

Thank Kelly B
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our families first time visiting Luray. Saturday after we visited the Luray Caverns we came across this zoo while getting lunch at McDonalds and decided to stop in to check it out. Prices were good, $10 per adult and $5 per child. From the outside it looked small but we were wrong, it was a decent size zoo.We... More 

Thank supermomnumberone
Chevy Chase, Maryland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the work the zoo does is admirable (rescue animals) and it was a nice place to visit with small children, it is not a professionally run operation. We were in the petting zoo area and my son was petting a small goat. An ostrich came up behind him from a fenced in area that his back was to and... More 

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LurayZoo, Owner at Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo, responded to this review

We are a professional run operation and do not appreciate your statement. While in the petting zoo area it does state to watch out for the rhea bird which is a very small bird as it can peck . We have no ostrich here. Yes by going in the petting zoo you resume the responsible and risk while interacting with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small family owned zoo with a good selection of snakes, especially various rattlers. Beautiful peacock, large condor, llama, goats ( fun petting area, great for kids), etc. Owner was there and giving tours. He was very knowledgeable and interesting. Could get good close view of most of the animals. Picture taking not so good through wire cages but visit was... More 

Thank Eric H
New Market, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They don't have many animals, but the stories behind how they came to be there are interesting. Oh, and they have the most impressive venomous snake collection I have ever seen. If you dig snakes, you should totally make the trip.

Thank Kkburson
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We had a zoo tour booked in advance but due to pouring down rain the day of, the zoo owner asked if we wanted to keep tour (in rain), reschedule, or cancel and receive a full refund. I asked if we could possibly go the next day, though I didn't know my group's plans for the next day. She was... More 

Thank Beth C
New Jersey
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Ended up raining on the day we went. Enjoyed seeing the rescued animals, but wish we had managed a sunny day. Employee informative and willing to answer any questions we had. I was a little concerned about a few of the living quarters being to small for the resident, but was assured that they each were appropriately housed. It's a... More 

Thank Kala310
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Took the children here so many times and they loved it.me not so much as I really hate snakes,but it's kept nice and clean and all the animals are well looked after

Thank fred s
New Philadelphia, Ohio
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This rescue zoo was very clean, everything was well taken care of and we admire the people who take care of all the rescued! It was amazing the number of different kind of snakes that they had. The pigmy goats were adorable. Very unique birds and monkeys. We enjoyed our visit!

Thank 456CGL

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