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Virginia Safari Park

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Address: 229 Safari Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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+1 540-291-3205
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 00:01
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Drive along our 3 mile - 180 Acre natural park, viewing(and feeding) herds...

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.

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You are really up close and personal with the wildlife!

This is like the best animal attraction in the South! We took the wagon ride that goes over paths that cars can't travel. The "Beasts" come right up to say hi... and "feed me... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Buena Vista, Virginia
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Buena Vista, Virginia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is like the best animal attraction in the South! We took the wagon ride that goes over paths that cars can't travel. The "Beasts" come right up to say hi... and "feed me!" There are probably 100 different types of animals. They are not aggressive or afraid of you. There is also a walk around ZOO with exotic birds... More 

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Edenton, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great value, the drive through Safari and then the Zoo. I have suggested it to everyone who was traveling that way and we would definitely do it again if we were back that way.

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Thank Jadelle W
Grand Marais, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

I was hesitant to go here but it was great! The kids were laughing the entire trip through the park. We saw a wide variety of animals some I've never seen before in a zoo (Hyena). The park is immaculate and very well organized. We loved the Kangaroo walk as well as the chance to hand feed a giraffe! The... More 

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Thank Kirk O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Having lived in the area off and on for many years I never seemed to make a visit here a priority. My loss...that is until now. My wife and I went while visiting a couple of other places. The trip is unique and worth the visit. This is an interactive and family friendly visit. Purchasing the food buckets is a... More 

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2 Thank Cort C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I have lived in the area for 29 years and had never been until this past November when we took my sister in laws family. We had the best time with the animals and you never know what their going to do, we lost food bucks because the animal heads were to big or they were just extra hungry and... More 

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3 Thank Michelle C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I had been to one of these in South Dakota and Oklahoma. I was in the area and had some time so I took a drive through. It is fun getting right up to the animals. I say almost like Africa because it does not substitute for a real safari, but you will save a lot of money. Be advised... More 

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Branchland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Went for my daughter's 8th birthday.. She enjoyed it and so did we. The llamas are very greedy and there is too many of them, they literally chase you down.. Zebras and Camels were locked away.. :( We really enjoyed the Budgie/Parakeet feeding... They were so cute and friendly. We fed the giraffes, but they weren't very invested in our... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

i have wanted to do this for so long and finally got to and absolutely loved it! the animals tried to get in the car with me to eat all the bucket i purchased. was laughing and ecstatic the whole time. i am an animal lover and this was great. very hands on. i would recommend riding on the tractor... More 

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I am not a huge fan of places that take animals out of their environment but I had a lot of fun here. I have never had an Elk stick its head in my car or get slobbered on by a friendly Bison. It is expensive, the two of us, each with a bucket of feed cost $48 (In the... More 

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Colcord, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

My sister and I took our families together. the boys had such a great time feeding the animals and it was so cool to get so close to these animals. the watusi bulls were a sight to behold. the elk yodeling, the zebras, and oh I loved the lamas. the boys liked them the most because they are furry, not... More 

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