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Roer's Zoofari

#3 of 19 things to do in Vienna Features Animals
1228 Hunter Mill Rd, Vienna, VA 22182-1300
+1 703-757-6222
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Selfish humans don't deserve a zoo. It's about your kids

My son and I had season passes since 2001. Back when this area wasn't crawling with ants. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nathan M
via mobile
A bit expensive but fun to do with kids

Took our grandson there recently. He had a great time.Loved the bus to see the larger animals... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Falls Church, Virginia
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Don't expect sidewalk viewing of lions, tigers or great apes, rather friendly interactions with the feathered and furry. Visitors can purchase animal feed items, such as parakeet sticks, and watch as the colorful birds land at their fingertips; feed cups to hand feed giant watusi and gentle llamas on the safari wagon ride, or bottle feed little lambs and goats. Roer's Zoofari also holds a "Creature Feature" at 10, noon and 2pm where guests enjoy an informal animal meet and greet with a parrot, ferret, alligator, snake or other small animal.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1228 Hunter Mill Rd, Vienna, VA 22182-1300
+1 703-757-6222
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I had season passes since 2001. Back when this area wasn't crawling with ants. We created many memories here and both of us have a soft spot for it. At various times my Son was able to pet and learn about lion...More

1  Thank Nathan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our grandson there recently. He had a great time.Loved the bus to see the larger animals. Being able to get up close to the animals is great. They aren't off hiding somewhere like in regular zoos. Feeding them is fun for the kids. The...More

Thank Motzof4
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to spend some quality time with my grandchildren after being away for an extended business trip. My five-year old grandson loves animals, and my one-year old granddaughter loves the outdoors, this made the zoo a perfect option. The zoo is located in the...More

Thank LLoyd B
RoersZoofari, Owner at Roer's Zoofari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We love the history the zoo has and that people have been coming here for generations. As you noted, there have been changes in how the animals are exhibited. When we bought the zoo,...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

In a moment of bold insanity, I decided to take the plunge and took a group of 6 kids ages 2-17 to Zoofari. I am so glad I did. The older teens were reluctant at first, but I gave them "the look" and they buried...More

Thank CateV1992
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It was a fairly fun two hours but not sure it is worth $50 for two adults and two kids. You have to time it right if you want to ride the bus to the "safari" area - every two hours from 1030 through closing...More

Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I was not expecting it to be any good, just because it was so close to home. But it was a day well spent. My 2 yr old loved it and enjoyed feeding the animals. I was surprised to see a Zebra, as I expected...More

Thank swetaanar
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Excellent zoo - not too big or too small. Great way to spend a couple of hours on a weekend. My family enjoys feeding the animals as we stroll the grounds. One of the favorites is feeding the budgies ( parakeets). We have a season...More

Thank bill2013227
RoersZoofari, Owner at Roer's Zoofari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thank you for offering your review. We truly appreciate our Season Pass holders and their support, since we are completely funded by admissions and gift shop sales. Our season pass holders have offered us moral and financial support during our first year as new owners...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went with a Groupon? But it's better for young kids. Goats can be constantly fed if you're looking to entertain the little ones. There are a few unique animals like kangaroos that I enjoyed. Go to DC zoo if you love...More

Thank bandblair
RoersZoofari, Owner at Roer's Zoofari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review our zoo. It sounds like you might have missed most of our zoo, since we are much more than goats. We have red ruffed lemurs, ringtail lemurs -both on islands. We have rare and endangered lowland anoa, addax,...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

As someone who wasn't sure going alone to Roer's Zoofari would be worthwhile, it totally was. I even saw a newborn goat that was born the morning that I showed up (I went in the afternoon). It was one of the most adorable things I...More

Thank Will H
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I was from out of town looking for something to do for fun. I really enjoyed this. It is very small but there are lots of animals to see and feed. A bit pricey ($15 for Adult) to get in but if it benefits the...More

2  Thank Willow D
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Willow D
2 May 2017|
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Response from Marsha R | Reviewed this property |
Cash and credit cards
Janet A
27 December 2016|
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Response from Gamma I | Reviewed this property |
Yes, several of places to rest. Some animal sections are close.
23 August 2016|
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Response from ConnieP757 | Reviewed this property |
We were there mid day and it was pretty warm but the animals were all very willing to interact. It was a lot of fun.