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“Fun for everyone... not just kids”
Review of Virginia Zoo

Virginia Zoo
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Norfolk Passport to Fun
Ranked #5 of 71 things to do in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence
Norfolk, Virginia
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fun for everyone... not just kids”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Perfect sized zoo for any size family. We went with a young family, their 7 month old baby and 3 year old son. It was the perfect combination of indoor/outdoor exhibits, not too much walking and all the musts, including: giraffes, tigers, and, of course, monkeys!
Have also been there for a couple of adult/business events... awesome venue with the large gazebo right next to the tigers' magnificent habitat.

Visited June 2012
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews
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“Norfolk Zoo”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Zoo is very nice, admission price is reasonable and there are alot of animals. You can get up close to the animals and the staff is very friendly..

Visited October 2012
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Hilo, Hawaii
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A great afternoon”
Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

We visited the zoo today with several adults and a 12, 7 and 4 year old. Everyone was entertained. We spent about 2.5 hours there. It's a very nice park with good walking paths - it's a great way to get some exercise. They have different view points to see the animals. We all thought it was nicely laid out and loved the photo board (animals with the heads removed for people to pose through). They also have a very nice playground in the adjacent park (free) (by the entrance as you drive in). We went there yesterday, with the same group, and spent a good couple of hours climbing trees and playing on the play structures. We recommend it!

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“Charming, informative and fun!”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

I've been to larger zoos (Asheville, NC and Washington, DC), so the Virginia Zoo is understandably smaller, but so much fun! :) The park is clean, the animals seem to enjoy themselves and you can get very close to them in their enclosures. The zoo volunteers and employees are very friendly and informative. This zoo participates in the breeding exchange program for endangered and critically endangered animals so you never know when you will get to see a baby or two. If you have some free time while in Norfolk this is a must visit, especially for animal lovers and families.

Visited November 2012
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U S A
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274 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“What a Wonderful Zoo!”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

What a wonderful place to spend a few hours. So clean and the animals look so happy and taken care of. Although we live on the west coast we do look forward to returning some day. Keep up the great work!

Visited December 2011
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