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Roer's Zoofari

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1228 Hunter Mill Rd, Vienna, VA 22182-1300
+1 703-757-6222
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In love!!

My husband and I travelled from Rhode Island to Virginia and I decided on going to the zoo since he... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kimberleigh M
via mobile
Not what it used to be!

I know that more "humane" management has taken over Roer's Zoofari, but there are many FEWER... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1228 Hunter Mill Rd, Vienna, VA 22182-1300
+1 703-757-6222
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I travelled from Rhode Island to Virginia and I decided on going to the zoo since he chose a foot ball game Sunday! At first it was me forcing him to come with me but he ended up loving it probably more...More

Thank Kimberleigh M
Reviewed 6 days ago

I know that more "humane" management has taken over Roer's Zoofari, but there are many FEWER exhibits than there used to be. Large barns are empty and there's not all that much to see. It's very expensive. The parakeet aviary is nice and fun to...More

Thank PhotoGalVA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family loves this ZOO. It's not too big , but it's a good place for a day of family fun. Both my boys (5 and 10) love to feed all the animals, especially the birds. The bus tour is always exciting.

Thank Nadia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Zoofari with 3 adults and 3 children, 2, 3 and 10 yrs of age. We ALL had a great time! The bus tour is so exciting. The animals are very friendly and are more than gentle when accepted the fresh feed (lettuce, carrots,...More

Thank DCwanderer429
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We took our 2 1/2 yr. old grandson. He enjoyed feeding the animals, especially the camel and giraffe. Some of the barnyard animals roam freely which is great for the kids but you do have to watch where you step. There is plenty of hand...More

Thank tbf75
Reviewed 8 September 2017

My 5 year old grandson was mesmerized by the animals with whom he visited at this zoo. He delighted in feeding the birds and the goats and watching the monkeys. Naturally, the reptiles received particular attention. But the highlight of this adventure was going on...More

Thank Lynn60726
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to come in close contact with animals. Our four-year old loved it, albeit he does love animals. We feed up close goats, birds, a camel, and a giraffe, as well as bison and lamas from a bus. There were many other small animals...More

Thank LCarbone23
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

My son and I had season passes since 2001. Back when this area wasn't crawling with ants. We created many memories here and both of us have a soft spot for it. At various times my Son was able to pet and learn about lion...More

1  Thank Nathan M
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Took our grandson there recently. He had a great time.Loved the bus to see the larger animals. Being able to get up close to the animals is great. They aren't off hiding somewhere like in regular zoos. Feeding them is fun for the kids. The...More

Thank Motzof4
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I wanted to spend some quality time with my grandchildren after being away for an extended business trip. My five-year old grandson loves animals, and my one-year old granddaughter loves the outdoors, this made the zoo a perfect option. The zoo is located in the...More

Thank LLoyd B
RoersZoofari, Owner at Roer's Zoofari, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We love the history the zoo has and that people have been coming here for generations. As you noted, there have been changes in how the animals are exhibited. When we bought the zoo,...More

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Willow D
2 May 2017|
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Janet A
27 December 2016|
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Response from Gamma I | Reviewed this property |
Yes, several of places to rest. Some animal sections are close.
23 August 2016|
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Response from ConnieP757 | Reviewed this property |
We were there mid day and it was pretty warm but the animals were all very willing to interact. It was a lot of fun.