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Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo

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1087 US Highway 211 W, Luray, VA 22835-5245
+1 540-743-4113
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What an incredible small zoo

WOW. So surprised that such a "small zoo" is comprised of such a vast variety of animals! My 9... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2016
Jill S
via mobile
Amazing, zoo, animals and owners!!!

My wife, 6 year old daughter and 9 month old son purchased Discover tour since the zoo had not... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2016
Baltimore, Maryland
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Luray zoo does not maintain this sight this is a third party sight for accurate information on hours etc see website
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  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
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1087 US Highway 211 W, Luray, VA 22835-5245
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

WOW. So surprised that such a "small zoo" is comprised of such a vast variety of animals! My 9 and 4 yr old were thrilled with how close you are able to get to these animals. It was great reading the stories of how this...More

2  Thank Jill S
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

My wife, 6 year old daughter and 9 month old son purchased Discover tour since the zoo had not opened up for the season yet. Our tour was guided by Mark. His knowledge of animals is only surpassed by his passion for them. He was...More

3  Thank jclilly15
Reviewed 25 February 2016

We met the owner in the snake room and he spent time telling us about the snakes then he met up with us again at the tigers cage and we got to see the special bond between him and his tiger. We traveled off season...More

1  Thank Danielle D
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

I took my family today to the luray zoo. Only animals out were 2 monkeys a couple big bids and some goats. I felt like I spent $25 yup feed some Damn goats. On top of all that I even got bit by one. Was...More

4  Thank stasha m
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This place really surprised me. We were looking for something to do after seeing the Caverns. This is really a micro-zoo that houses lots of rescue animals. The largest was a tiger, but still it was a wonderful experience. You get very close to all...More

1  Thank Martin T
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Our group of 2 adults and 3 children were lucky enough to be able to get reservations for the after hours private Discovery Tour. We were going to be in the area one night only and were thrilled when Christie emailed to tell us there...More

2  Thank janetf302
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We are die hard animal fans, and never miss a change to go to a zoo or sanctuary. I agree with the other reviewers about Mark's (facility owner) passion for his animals and knowledge about the same. You can tell that the budget is pretty...More

1  Thank Heather H
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

Near the caverns and museums. I recommend also checking out this zoo if you have children. They will love it. You can get closer than most zoos.

1  Thank wgriffith79
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

The owner, Mark is extremely nice, well informed and passionate about the care of his animals. He also is into falconry. The admission is only $10.00 for adults. I would pay that much just to see the reptiles there. More types of snakes than I've...More

1  Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This is a small zoo and obviously an ongoing work in progress. The rescued animals have little stories that give you insight into where they came from and how they ended up there. The owner is very passionate about his work and you can tell...More

1  Thank GerriS63
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Ina W
7 September 2016|
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Response from Eric H | Reviewed this property |
No parking fee.
Sarah K
20 August 2015|
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Response from Grami-TT | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You will be near several places to eat, Anthony's is great for Italian, Burger King, McDonald's. there is an awesome place called FLOTZIE's and several picnic tables there. They have the world's best ice cream for a... More
4 August 2015|
Response from SgtHartmann | Reviewed this property |
There is a portion of the zoo where you can feed and pet some sheep and goats. If you are interested in interactions with more of the animals the after hours guided tour with the owners is great. I don't think they recommend... More