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Natural Bridge Zoo

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5784 South Lee Highway, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
+1 540-291-2420
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Loved it!

I love zoos and have been to many. This was the cutest little zoo! I loved riding the elephant... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Detroit, Michigan
via mobile
Pretty cool zoo

A fun place for young and old. You will enjoy the walking tours and seeing the many animals. A... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Don B
Falling Waters, West Virginia, United States
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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 purpose for Natural Bridge Zoo has always been the propagation and rearing of threatened or endangered species. We try to offer students and the general public the opportunity to learn about the living animals, birds, and reptiles that share the earth with us. Many children have little or no contact with natural living things in their daily lives. While television programs are educational, there is nothing like standing next to a giraffe, getting nuzzled by a llama, hugging a baby dromedary camel, or gazing into the eyes of a huge white tiger to make you feel and appreciate our wonderful world of animals.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“elephant ride” (30 reviews)
“baby tigers” (22 reviews)
“small zoo” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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

I love zoos and have been to many. This was the cutest little zoo! I loved riding the elephant rides. Hands down best part of the visit!

Thank brittneyraquel02
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A fun place for young and old. You will enjoy the walking tours and seeing the many animals. A must stop while in this area. We will come back.

Thank Don B
Reviewed 16 October 2017

awesome animals i would tell staff to do a better job cleaning the glass windows, it was very dirty making it hard to see. was great over all

Thank girlcalledgrey
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a great little zoo that is most defiantly worth a stop. You can ride "Beautiful" the elephant, take a behind the scene tour to get an up close encounter with the animals. They have Zebra, Giraffe, Elephant. Tigers and much much more. We...More

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Yes, it was on my bucket list to ride an elephant. What fun we had. It costs 6 dollars. Check for the days and time as they change throughout the year. You can hand feed deer, llamas, parrots and giraffes. There are a lot more...More

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 31 August 2017

My tween daughter saw this advertised and begged to go on our way through Virginia. Initially I was reluctant as it looked a bit sketchy and I imagined poor animals in squalor conditions. I was pleasantly surprised that this was not the case. Most animals...More

Thank Kalana
Reviewed 22 August 2017

On a long holiday weekend(Independence day) we were making our way back from visiting our son's base in Georgia. At about halfway, heading home to Philly we pulled over and got a night's sleep and resumed our drive early the next morning. We found a...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had such a great time if you want to see animals specially monkeys well worth going to just to see them or tigers

Thank Stacy W
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is the best. Zoo I have ever been too! All the zookeepers are kind, knowledgeable and friendly. The animals were all content, well feed and clean. It was blistering humid/ hot day but all the animals were relaxed and comfortable. We petted so many...More

1  Thank deborahvidovich3
Reviewed 6 August 2017

As a huge fan of zoos, especially struggling little zoos this review is difficult for me to express with a heavy heart. I am giving this an average rating because the zoo part was ok, needs some updates but average roadside type of zoo. We...More

2  Thank Christian C
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