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Virginia Safari Park

#1 of 8 things to do in Natural Bridge Features Animals
229 Safari Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
+1 540-291-3205
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We are already planning to return

During first 10 minutes and 50 feet, we had already decided the park was worth admission. Our SUV... read more

Reviewed yesterday
nj, usa
"The Llama Mafia"

How true is this statement! The llama's are clever little characters and lets just say they know... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Drive along our 3 mile - 180 Acre natural park, viewing(and feeding) herds of free-roaming animals from your car, such as Antelope, Deer, Elk and Llamas! Walk through the 10-acre Safari Village and see Tigers, Hyenas, Kangaroos, Primates, Reptiles, a wide variety of birds and much more! Don't forget to feed the giraffe and visit the petting barn! We're located in the Shenandoah Valley, a short day trip from Roanoke, Lynchburg, Staunton, Charlottesville, Richmond, Maryland and DC.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wagon ride” (61 reviews)
“safari park” (159 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
229 Safari Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
+1 540-291-3205
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Reviewed yesterday

During first 10 minutes and 50 feet, we had already decided the park was worth admission. Our SUV was swarmed by hungry bulls and llamas and we loved it. The animals know to block your car looking for food so you have to hide the...More

Thank tosl
Reviewed 2 days ago

How true is this statement! The llama's are clever little characters and lets just say they know how to get what they want. I do not want to go into great detail, as it was fun to experience their mafia style attitude without warning. The...More

Thank bummedinmb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came with a group of 12. A little pricey to get in but a ton of fun. Definitely buy a bucket or two of food and make sure to walk the outdoor animal section. They brought a Burmese Python out and let the kids pet...More

Thank Lindy757
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We live a couple of hours from here and been here probably 5 times in the last few years. We got there about 11 and the line to get in was long but they had it moving through quickly. We usually do the drive through...More

Thank Alissa F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the advice of other reviewers and arrived right when they opened, we were the 2nd car in line. The drive through safari was better than I expected, longer and with more animals than expected. The only bad thing was many of the animals...More

Thank B C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place was fun. It can be expensive. To get in and get four buckets of food (all you're allowed) was $56 dollars. Worth the money. You do have to go 5 mph. But you are up close and personal with the animals. Everyone stops...More

1  Thank skt39
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was there the same day as previous reviewer who gave 2 stars. Sure the animals were laying around as it was 90 degrees. Many were roaming and ate plenty from our buckets. I loved it! Very unique experience and I recommend it all day....More

Thank Lynnmd
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The drive-through was fun and animals appeared content, however, other caged animals were obviously not. The Timber Wolves enclosure was inhumane. One small wooden "tent" in a small grass cage is hardly a natural habitat. The wolves were continually walking the perimeter, or "weaving". They...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While we only went to the petting zoo, I can say that this was a pleasant trip with good viewing of animals in adequate enclosures and friendly staff.

Thank Chuckles20190
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit however my son and his grandparents went earlier this year and after all the videos i was so excited to go. It was so hard to find animals to eat they were all laying in the trees or in the...More

1  Thank mandipoo09
safaripark2015, Manager at Virginia Safari Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are sorry your trip wasn't as good as you expected it or equal to your family's previous visit. Unfortunately you arrived at the peak of a week long heat wave, and it sounds like you caught the animals as they were taking a break...More

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Amy R
19 July 2017|
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Response from C4Life | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
We went in afternoon and did not see any animals sleeping. It's like the animals know you are coming and are wide awake because many (like the llama we encounter) are waiting for you at the entry gate. That is because we... More
4 June 2017|
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Response from kathyw1158 | Reviewed this property |
I have never taken the wagon ride because we always want to take the ride thru the park at our own rate. It takes about an hour but generally my family takes longer just because we love watching the animals coming up to our... More
23 May 2017|
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Response from Princess8489 | Reviewed this property |
There are a couple hotels close by in the same little town yes