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Virginia Zoo

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Address: 3500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504-1329
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This is a Goldilocks zoo,just right.You can spend a nice day here and cover everything and the kids will love it. We take the grand kids on a regular and they never tire of it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a Goldilocks zoo,just right.You can spend a nice day here and cover everything and the kids will love it. We take the grand kids on a regular and they never tire of it. They range from 6 to 15. The layout is good and they even have a train ride through the zoo.Must see.

Thank 1969johnny2040
Cameron, North Carolina
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206 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Reptiles and Australia were closed. Nice zoo but when two big areas are closed we were finished in less than 2 hours.

Thank JimK761
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46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very big this Zoo, I like these animals,it's like little safari, the staff very good, it was my first them in a zoo and I love it!

Thank Kimberly A
Norfolk, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We're pretty lucky to have this zoo so close. We've had a membership for years (at least 10) and have been more times than I can count. If you're visiting the area or are local but just haven't been yet, I highly recommend you check out the Virginia Zoo. If you bring your little ones during the summer months, be... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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82 reviews
43 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located a few miles from the downtown area this is one of the activities available on the Tourist Ticket available at the city's visitor center. The zoo, unlike the visitors center has ample free parking and easy access. After paying for the downtown parking, the savings is eliminated and the enthusiasm vaporizes. The zoo is probably above average for city... More 

Thank donpipes
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have large pens for animals to get on, about or just sit and watch us watch them. Not a large zoo, but quaint. Nice roving paths that give you that little bit of exercise to perhaps enjoy a quiet lunch by yourself or with your kids. The kids will love it! A tram is available or us older folks... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They should be charging a reduced rate was three areas not open! The white rhinos were not out yet, the reptile area was not open yet and the Australia/Kangaroo area was closed the day we went! What a disappointment.

Thank Christine C
Gloucester, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a lot of fun. We got to see the tiger waking up which was pretty cool. You will definitely have to check out the gift shop.

Thank JohnbertLane
Chesapeake, Virginia
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a long time since I visited the Norfolk Zoo with my children. I had decided to talk my nephew on the unusually warm February Saturday which was FREE for Virginia residents that month. I was pleasantly surprised on the changes and wonderful new attractions since my last visit over 10 years previously. We had a great time overall... More 

Thank MomDof3
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I had 3 LOs with. Nice simple trail to follow. Stroller friendly. Nice educational plaques. Good availability/choice. All around a nice small/medium sized zoo.

Thank ketmack

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