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Natural Bridge Zoo

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Opens in 1 min: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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We took our grandkids (ages 7 and 11) here recently and really enjoyed the visit. They have some... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Toano, Virginia

This is a small private zoo and our four year old daughter had fun feeding the animals, but some of... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Savannah, Georgia
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  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible17%
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“elephant ride”(29 reviews)
“well taken care”(17 reviews)
“baby monkey”(3 reviews)
The Natural Bridge Zoo Park is and always has been privately owned and has never accepted any sort of federal, state, or local funding. The Natural Bridge Zoo opened its doors to the general public in 1972 and has been growing ever since. The main...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
5784 South Lee Highway, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
+1 540-291-2420
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was very interactive and fun.We were able to feed a lot of the animals and leave for lunch and come back because your admissions is good all day!

Thank Cordan F
Reviewed September 1, 2018

We took our grandkids (ages 7 and 11) here recently and really enjoyed the visit. They have some very interesting animals to see and the highlight was the ride on the lovely elephant, Beautiful (her actual name). The kids enjoyed feeding some of the animals...More

Thank ClintonB45
Reviewed August 21, 2018

We drove 3 hours to visit this place because we have heard only good things about the Natural Bridge State Park so we figured the Zoo should be great too! The website and map of the zoo make it LOOK great! It was very disappointing!...More

Thank lindalou810
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We loved the parakeets mostly and feeding the animals was nice too. The lemurs were our favorite animals in the zoo. We could see most of the animals in their pens even though they were trying to get shade. The next time we go we...More

1  Thank Cinda R
Reviewed August 2, 2018

We drove 8 hours to ride elephants. We came at the opening time, there were almost no people there, so we had the zoo to ourselves which was awesome! It was nice to see such a different kind of zoo. It didn't feel like we...More

3  Thank EnjoyFunLife
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a small private zoo and our four year old daughter had fun feeding the animals, but some of the animals could have been in better habitats and used some cleaning and better maintenance. We did ride the elephant too and checked it off...More

Thank prellyann
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

I didnt know this place even existed. I read horrible reviews and expected to be upset and ready to protest, but what I found was well cared for animals and a real effort to ensure they were comfortable. I do wish some of the spaces...More

2  Thank nubianredz
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Absolutely worth our trip with grandchildren aged 2,10, and 11. Lots of animals and clean place. All the children enjoyed.

1  Thank JoAnn F
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Awful conditions for all the animals. Enclosures too small, especially for the elephant, most other enclosures are filthy small cages. A travesty that this place who obviously only cares about money and not a bit about its animals is allowed to stay open.

9  Thank aucco1
Reviewed June 30, 2018

What a great experience! Memories to last a lifetime! Tim the tour guide is awesome! Your admission goes towards providing these animals with a safe and loving environment.

1  Thank cassrgregory
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