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Roer's Zoofari

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Roer's Zoofari

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1228 Hunter Mill Rd, Vienna, VA 22182-1300
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Spring HillWashington DC Metro98 min
Wiehle–Reston EastWashington DC Metro44 min
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alannunzi1 wrote a review Sep 2020
La Plata, Maryland6 contributions4 helpful votes
If you have an animal lover, then it is worth the expense. While the ticket is steep (especially for larger families) the added expense for carrots/lettuce/milk can really get to you. But don't skip the animal snacks....that really makes the experience worth it! While they had a food truck outside, I would suggest bringing a picnic lunch as there were LOTS of places and tables to eat at. (A great way to save $$$) Hints: >> While feeding the baby bottle to the goats was fun, it was quickly over. I would spend the money on carrots/lettuce. >> (And baby bottles were only available if you pre-purchased them). >> When we first went to see the birds, it was only the chickens who came up to us. After being there for a few minutes, the budgies finally "found" us....and it was pretty amazing. It was worth it for the bird sticks!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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S R DC wrote a review Aug 2020
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I took my 5 and 3 yr old daughters on a Friday afternoon and we had an amazing time. The drive through safari was a lot of fun and not overly crowded. My daughters couldn't stop laughing when the animals stuck their heads in our windows and hunted for carrots/lettuce. By the time we got to the walk-through part we were a bit disappointed to hear that the aviary (where the birds literally land on your arms/head) was closing and we wouldn't get to see it. My daughters were super disappointed until the incredibly kind manager arranged for a staff member to take us and see it for a few minutes. There was no reason she had to do that other than she was just an amazingly nice/kind person as were most of the staff. We actually went back the next day as well as I my daughter couldn't stop talking about it. The lettuce/carrots are undoubtedly expensive but it's truly a wonderful outdoor activity for the kids in these crazy times. We're even considering an annual membership which are on sale and could make it far more affordable if you go often. We can't say enough good things.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Berdi S wrote a review Aug 2020
Arlington, Virginia1 contribution1 helpful vote
This was ok, but quite expensive for what it was. We were met at the gate by a staff member who had his mask pulled down below his nose. Several others at the place were wearing their masks similarly - so they just don’t get the COVID safety issue. Price of lettuce or carrot for animals should be included given the crazy price of admission. There also was a huge backlog of cars, so we waited 10 min behind in a line of cars as the ones in front basically just parked to watch the animals and talk to a staff member. When the car started moving, the staff member had the nerve tell is us to hurry up because there was a now a long line. He had an annoying attitude, even though he was part of the delay. Didn’t appreciate an attitude for the crazy price we paid. Other staff were better, thought. Overall, it was a decent COVID activity, even if they didn’t mask correctly. Likely won’t be going back, though, nor would we recommend it given the high price.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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katiemarg wrote a review Jul 2020
Northern Virginia20 contributions21 helpful votes
I'm not sure how things would go here pre-covid, so not sure what all we missed out on, but we had a really good experience. We went on a weekday, signed up online for a time slot. They let you drive around the safari circle twice, it was so much fun! The animals come right up to your car and stick their heads in your windows, it's definitely worth buying the $5 lettuce or carrot cup, it makes the animals a lot more interested in you. There's deer, llamas, donkeys, longhorn cows, emu, ostrich, buffalo, and probably more that I can't remember. There's also zebras, but you can only look at them, they are kept off by themselves. After that, you go to the walking portion of the zoo. Since they only allow a certain amount of people, it was pretty easy to social distance. The biggest attraction is the giraffe, but they had probably 7 enclosures ranging from goats to a cheetah. Also some small reptiles and amphibians. That wasn't as interesting, and we breezed through pretty quickly. We purchased a bottle to feed the goats, which I would NOT recommend. It's $5 for maybe 3 ounces, and the goats suck in up in about 2 seconds. Overall, we had a good time. The reason for the 4 stars and not 5 is the cost. We were there about 1.5 hours, and spent $60 for 1 adult and 2 kids (and could've easily spent more). It's a money pit for sure. So one and done, but given the limited amount of things to do this summer, I'm glad we went.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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93momofthree wrote a review Feb 2020
Williamsburg,4 contributions3 helpful votes
Great gift for 13 year old daughter who loves animals...the kids were able to give the lemurs some tasty apples and learn more about these special animals. Please note that the VA Senate is trying to pass a bill outlawing these types of encounters...they were voting on eliminating non-human primate encounters, so not sure how long you will have the opportunity to engage in these animals. Love meeting Waffles, the Giraffe...not many places in NOVA you can feed one of these animals and he was super friendly. Great place to spend a nice afternoon!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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