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“Good family attraction for the price”
Review of Virginia Zoo

Virginia Zoo
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$46.00*
and up
Norfolk Passport to Fun
Ranked #5 of 71 things to do in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence
Stambaugh
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good family attraction for the price”
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

We visited on a very hot afternoon. It only costed us $22.00 for 2 adults, a 14 year old, and a 1 year old. Very stroller friendly. Couldn't ride the train because it wasn't working. Drinks were expensive and the zoo is quite small but you can easily kill 2 hours there. Some animals were difficult to see because they were hiding from the heat. Great fountain kids can play in near the exit. Overall great value! Wear comfy shoes and go early.

Visited June 2013
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clifton
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79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great zoo for families with small kids”
Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

I was very happy when we visited the zoo on aWednesday. It was not too busy. The best part was the train rides and the fountains that the children can play in. The gift shop does not sell any swim suits so I just had my child play on the fountain in his regular clothes. Good thing we had towels in our car.

Visited June 2013
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Plant City, Florida, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Loved It!!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Our 15 year old daughter is an animal lover. We spend alot of time at zoos. This zoo is not real large, but very reasonably priced and the animals were very well cared for. There were even a couple of animals we had never seen or even heard of. We really enjoyed our time at Virginia Zoo.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Sandra G
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Norfolk Virginia
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Zoo day”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Come see our beautiful animals and relax for the day. They also have a water area that the kids love so bring a change of clothes or you're swim suit. We recently took our girl scout troop there for a field day and we had a wonderful time. The animals are not emaciated they actually will come over and look at you as long as you go when they aren't sleeping.

Visited May 2013
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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Animals Live Low Quality of Lives”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Zookeepers told me that most animals are locked up inside their cages at night and are only allowed outside when the Zoo is open. These unfortunate animals include elephants, giraffes, tigers, zebras, orangutans, siamangs, sun bears, moon bears and probably more. Warehousing animals for over 16 hours a day in small concrete and steel cages with nothing to do and no natural materials to experience is the worst kind of animal cruelty. I feel terrible that my family’s visit to the Virginia Zoo is supporting the cruel treatment of the animals I love.

Visited June 2013
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