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Virginia Zoo

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Address: 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
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+1 757-441-2374
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US$47.19*
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Brilliant layout

The animals, birds & interactive areas are so integrated and accessible. One of the best zoo layouts for children & adults alike. You can get so close to the animals in a safe and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
NicTB12
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The animals, birds & interactive areas are so integrated and accessible. One of the best zoo layouts for children & adults alike. You can get so close to the animals in a safe and calm way for you & them. Great staff, very helpful & enthusiastic. The goats are a favourite with the little ones as you can brush them,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to take the kids. Lots of animals. Water fountains at entrance to play in so kids should wear swimsuits in warm weather.

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Thank 32reginaj
United States
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19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although not exceptional in size, this zoo is exceptional in its collection of interesting animals. What I found to be amazing was the fact that they have my favorite animal there- a fennec fox! The zoo is separated my countries and offers a map at the front booth.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a wonderful place to take friends and family of all ages. There are lots of great exhibits to see and also plenty of other activities for small children including a petting zoo. The train is also a fun thing to do. The price is very reasonable and you can spend either a few hours there or find... More 

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Island Park, New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Virginia Zoo is a wonderful place to visit with small children. It is not very large but has a large variety of animals for the kids to enjoy.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have a 3 and 5 year old and they loved the exhibits and open space to run around. They also love the train ride!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time with our 1 year old Grandson! Perfect size Zoo to be able to see all of the attractions with a reasonable walk for taking the younger ones. A larger variety of animals than I expected to see at this size of Zoo. Very clean! Nice area of farm animals as well to end out the... More 

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Thank graciousang
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice zoo not very large but great for the kids lots of animals for everyone to admire. Nice looking incloser and the train is a enjoyable ride for the young and the old.

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portland,oregon
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153 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I was with a group and only had an hour so we focused on one area, the Asian area, but based on what I saw, I really enjoyed it. I appreciated that the animals had some space and of course, everything was so cute (the red pandas were adorable!)

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South Bend, Indiana
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165 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

There is lots of room for people and inhabitants. The enclosures are ample and all the animals seem healthy and comfortable. Great use of space! Everyone is so friendly and the gift shop is reasonable. Love it!

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