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Roer's Zoofari

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Address: 1228 Hunter Mill Rd, Vienna, VA 22182-1300 (Formerly Reston Zoo)
Phone Number:
+1 703-757-6222
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Don't expect sidewalk viewing of lions, tigers or great apes, rather...

Don't expect sidewalk viewing of lions, tigers or great apes, rather friendly interactions with the feathered and furry. Visitors can purchase animal feed items, such as parakeet sticks, and watch as the colorful birds land at their fingertips; feed cups to hand feed giant watusi and gentle llamas on the safari wagon ride, or bottle feed little lambs and goats. Roer's Zoofari also holds a "Creature Feature" at 10, noon and 2pm where guests enjoy an informal animal meet and greet with a parrot, ferret, alligator, snake or other small animal.

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Best Aunt EVER

I took my nephew (age 9) who was on spring break with his two younger siblings ( ages 3 and 2) I enjoyed the time and the kids loved it. Feeding the animals, being up close and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Family F
Silver spring
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice zoo! We came Easter weekend and had a blast! The highlight of course was the Zoofari! We rode the bus and the animals came up to the bus and we were able to feed them! Also the bird attraction was pretty cool too! Didn't get to do everything but I will definitely return again! They also had an Easter... More 

Thank Thereviewmama
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10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice zoo special for young kids small animals little expensive $15 and $10 for kids but is very good you should try

Thank 901marki
Silver spring
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my nephew (age 9) who was on spring break with his two younger siblings ( ages 3 and 2) I enjoyed the time and the kids loved it. Feeding the animals, being up close and personal, taking photos. It was a good experience, the kids love it and said they wanted to do it again. The area was... More 

Thank Family F
Ashburn, Virginia
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my grandson(6) yesterday: arrived 10am and line not very long plus cooler temp; and animals eager to be fed too. Bus ride worth doing to see larger animals. Open windows for feeding. Open parakeet flight a wonderful experience for all ages - seed sticks cause the birds to land on your hand immediately. BUT be mindful of those that... More 

Thank Donna D
Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017

The kids really enjoyed being able to feed baby bottles to the baby goats, and to feed many of the animals feed from their hands. The 'safari' was a neat ride in a bus with open windows, and many of the animals were very friendly and came up to get their treats! A little chilly when we were there, but... More 

Thank Marsha R
Vienna, Virginia
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

My son loves the budgie cage, so we organized a small get together for a few friends. Thought it may have been too young, but all the kids from 12-14years had a good time doing the safari, feeding the barn animals and then feeding the budgies. The driver was especially knowledgable and happy to answer all questions we had. Also... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at the lantern festival. The lanterns were beautiful & fun to see, the kung fu performance was awesome, and the folk artists/vendors had something for everyone. The prices on the items for sale were a little high, but they took cash and cards and a few of the items were definitely worth the money. We... More 

Thank NWDani
Lexington Park, Maryland
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4 reviews
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Went to the Chinese Lantern Festival on New Year’s Eve 2016. BIG DISAPPOINTMENT. The parking lot was chaos! The sell waaaaaaay more tickets than their parking lot can possibly handle, and the two parking lot “attendants” (I use the term very loosely) were incompetent. The displays were OK, although not authentically Chinese at all. I suppose they may entertain kindergarten-aged... More 

Thank courtrightkj
McLean, Virginia
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2016

Visited this place for chinese lantern festival that will be here until 15-Jan. The lanterns were simply fantastic and we had a wonderful time admiring, observing and touching them. Martial arts shows are done every hour with the last show at 7 pm. You can skip the line by purchasing online at their website or groupon. Reason for 4 stars... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Having been to several different light displays at this time of the year in several different locations, I did not know what to expect when my son and his family planned a visit to the Chinese Lantern Festival. It was most impressive and quite different from anything that I had seen before. The hand-crafted lanterns from China are quite beautiful... More 

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