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“Beautiful Zoo”
Review of Virginia Zoo

Virginia Zoo
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US$53.99*
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Norfolk Passport to Fun
Ranked #8 of 77 things to do in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 November 2010

This zoo has almost every animal you could want to see at a zoo - elephants, giraffe, lions, tigers, rhino & a reptile house. Beautiful, well kept grounds, very clean. The animals have adaquete enclosures. There are some really cool features like the praire dog exhibit where you can pop your head up thru a plexi-glass dome & be IN the exhibit surrounded by the little guys, its very cool. The Squirrel monkeys are adorable & will intract with you against the glass of their exhibit, they are SO cute! We even got to watch an elephant paint! The admission price is fantastic. The prices in the wonderful little gift shop are reasonable. The food at the 2 restaurants isnt great & as is usually the case, its overpriced. But everything else is excellent - I give 2 thumbs up - rate a 10+++

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Reviewed 6 November 2010

My family are members of the Virginia Zoo, and we couldn't be happier. Each time we go, we are greeted with smiles. They have done so much to the zoo in the past few years, that we welcome the chance to go when we can to see what has been added or what project they are working on next. It is a wonderful place for enjoyment from both old and young.

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Reviewed 8 October 2010

Had a great time even in the rain. The monkey exhibit was being renovated. So, a fairly large area was blocked off. The lion exhibit was outstanding!

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Reviewed 15 April 2010

The zoo is not the biggest one. But perfect for somebody who wants to spend sometime seeing each and every animal and have a relaxing visit with kids and family. We finishes the zoo in about 3 hours with Lunch time. It has all the animals you normally see in other zoos. We liked the giraffe specially and the train tour. Attaching some of the pictures i took in the Zoo.

Thank Sujit-Mahapatra
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Reviewed 26 June 2009

After being a big fan of visiting different Zoos (Columbus, Akron, Cleveland, Cincinati, Erie)
We found this zoo had a small fraction of typical zoo creatures you would expect to see. Alot of walking from small exhibit to small exhibit, with the exception of the lion, giraffe, elephant area. We were disappointed with both the Virginia Aquarium and the Zoo...What gives Virginia?? Greater Richmond Zoo might be better. Try that one - not this one. Dont get me wrong, it may be a great Zoo someday when its all grown up.

Thank Smittythepiper
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