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Virginia Zoo

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3500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504-1329
+1 757-441-2374
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3500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504-1329
+1 757-441-2374

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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is ample free parking available. The staff is very friendly, many greeted me as I was walking around the grounds. My only disappointment (not the zoo's fault) was that I went on a cold day and many of the animals had more sense than...More

1  Thank ransom007
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Virginia Zoo is a well maintained and continually expanding small sized zoo. The zoo is essentially built in a large circle. When you enter there is a large central area with water fountains and a small zoo train that gives short tours around a...More

1  Thank naturistcouple1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the day wandering the zoo, with a large crowd as it was City Employee appreciation day. The paths are well set out with lots of activity stations that left plenty of room for the crowds. Enjoyed the animals who were playing up for the...More

1  Thank Angie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always had mixed feelings about zoos yet my son and I have frequented them across the US. He and I visited this zoo when he was small and now at 25 I was surprised to hear him interested in revisiting this zoo so...More

1  Thank RootlessRoutes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This zoo is a great place for families. Children and adults alike can marvel at the animal - in habitats similar to what they would have in the wild. The animals and the grounds are well cared for. There is an area in the back...More

2  Thank jsmizelle
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a small zoo in comparison to some of the bigger zoos in the area, but it is well worth the visit. For a city zoo, it is very spacious feeling.Some of the older exhibits are small and captive looking, but most of the...More

1  Thank JCW3-V
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Came with my daughter had great time, came Lil to late though we needed more time I got stuck on the monkeys playing with the otters to cute, very comical go see the zoo they are doing new stuff since I was there last. Great...More

1  Thank Candace G
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This zoo is a lovely place, with both animals and beautiful plantings to see. The fact that animals are housed in natural environments instead of cages is wonderful, and has won this zoo several awards. The train ride around the park is another pleasurable activity...More

1  Thank palmyralady
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I love how this zoo has creatively designed their exhibit areas and habitats in a way that makes you feel close to the origin area of its residents. The animals seem happy in their environments. The Australian Walkabout (weekends only) and Zoofarm are special treats....More

1  Thank LaLa6299
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Gloomy, rainy weather didn't stop us from heading out to the Virginia Zoo this weekend. When I visit a zoo I usually view with skeptical concerned eyes because I'm an animal advocate. But I'm happy to say this zoo does a pretty amazing job with...More

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Christina M
26 November 2017|
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Response from RAYMOND W | Reviewed this property |
sorry I don't know
Mel D
1 August 2017|
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Response from Brenda A | Reviewed this property |
No I have visited during the hot summer months there is lots of shade n a cool breeze
Stella c
1 April 2017|
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Response from ReneandJesse S | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen any dogs during the numerous visits. But I was able to find this from the website for you: Many of our animals are rare and endangered species that have to be quarantined from native species and pets for... More