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Virginia Zoo

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Address: 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone Number: +1 757-441-2374
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Best zoo on the East Coast

I'm always impressed by our little zoo Always clean. Great exhibits and the animals are close enough to see while still living in a decent environment

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Lucysphone
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm always impressed by our little zoo Always clean. Great exhibits and the animals are close enough to see while still living in a decent environment

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Thank Lucysphone
Houston, Texas, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our favorite zoo! Great programs, lovely habitats, great variety of animals, and well laid out walking path with animals organized by continental region. Love ZooBoo, breakfast with the animals, and the summer concerts. If you are living in the area, a membership is a must!

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Thank 2OurTravels
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a nice small zoo for the kids. All paths were easily to navigate with a stroller. There were about 3 exhibits that were closed for renovations, this cut our visit probably an hour short. Hope they get them up and running soon.

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Orlando, Florida
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy to find your way around. Offers a great selection of animals for all to enjoy. Not so big that I couldn't push my 88 year old mother in her wheelchair. She enjoyed it very much also. Being as she is in a wheelchair, she and I got in free!

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Thank llmcat
Virginia
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60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The animals here are well cared for, and the park is pretty... It is not a big zoo, but it is a great place for kids to see some very nice exhibits... Gotta love the zoo!

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Thank Petronius X
Norfolk, Virginia
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50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Norfolk doesn't have the money to boast a world-class zoo so this is not as impressive as, D.C. or San Diego. That said, it has been upgraded tremendously in the last few years and thanks to continued funding and a LOT of volunteer support it keeps getting better. The physical layout is well planned, clean and designed to prevent crowding.... More 

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Norfolk, VA
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are so lucky to have a wonderful zoo in our midst. If you are an out-of-towner just don't expect the San Diego Zoo and you should be happy. The Zoo area is spacious, and includes a petting zoo, Africa exhibit with monkeys, lions, tigers, elephants, zebras and giraffes; a reptile and amphibian exhibit; red pandas; kangaroos, birds and other... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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207 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the years this zoo has continued to get better and better. Better for the animals and better for the visitors. There is an amount of space that makes it seem more natural.

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Thank Oranutan1
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had my granddaughter birthday party there. You are assigned a staff worker to set up your decorations, serve the food a cake and ice cream. THEY do a demonstration with different animals and you can also pet them and ask questions. THE birthday package include pizza and punch, you can purchase additional. THE price of the party include also visit... More 

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Thank Arlethia S
Virginia Beach
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We've visited here many times over the past thirty years and the zoo continues to delight us each time. There have been many improvements to the zoo over the years. The latest is the train that goes through the park. The new gardens and landscaping are lovely and make the zoo a wonderful place just for a walk! Elevated walkways... More 

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