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Fort Chiswell Animal Park

569 Red Hollow Road

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Fort Chiswell Animal Park is Virginia's most INTERACTIVE zoo and is conveniently located less than three miles off Exit 80 on I-81/I-77 in Wytheville, Virginia. Animals from six continents roam across 45 acres and you'll become a part of their world as your guide takes you into their habitat aboard the safari bus. Here, you're encouraged to touch, feed, and photograph. It's the zoo where the animals WANT to see you!

Your visit to Fort Chiswell Animal Park begins in the Gift Shop. Admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for children ages 3-12, and ages 2 and under are free. Zoo Chow is available for $5.00 per bag if you would like to feed the animals. From the Gift Shop, you'll enter the walk-through Petting Zoo area where you will have the opportunity to pet and feed a variety of animals including fallow deer, pygmy goats, and llamas. The monkeys and wallabies are also on exhibit within this area.

The interaction moves to a whole new level when you board the Safari Bus for an animal adventure like no other! The safari tour brings you nose-to-nose with the zoo's larger animals including camels, zebra, ostrich, antelope, buffalo, and more. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour, depending on the location of the animals, and is included in your admission price.

Fort Chiswell Animal Park opened in 2004 and continues to provide the most interactive animal experience in the State. Come discover a zoo where the animals WANT to see you and experience a place you'll never forget.


Stacy Mastrolia

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
My daughter and I loved this place. The animals came very close to be touched and fed. The safari ride (included in the price) was great. The animals put their heads right in the windows. The funniest was Puff the camel who would take the plastic cup with the food in it, up and the cup to eat the food, and return the empty cup to your hands - if you are quick enough to take it from him. Too funny! Great place to spend a few hours. Very clean and very helpful and kind staff.

Elaine Mantinan

Saturday, June 16, 2018
We had a great time! I wasn't sure what to expect, but it worked out as a convenient place to stop to let the kids have a break from the car on a recent road trip so we decided to check it out. We found a flyer at our hotel for $2 off adult tickets and were super impressed with the place. Honestly we enjoyed it more than the San Diego Safari Park we visited earlier this year and our kids got more out of this experience, plus it was a fraction of the price. Our guide on the safari bus was very knowledgeable and did an amazing job of mixing in funny stories and facts about the animals. Highly recommend it, especially for families with young kids.

Rachael J.

Saturday, June 2, 2018
So much better than the Virginia Drive Thru Safari Park in Natural Bridge!!!! My daughter and I have been here several times. The staff is super friendly and ready to answer any question you have. They know so much about each and every animal. You can tell that the animals are very well taken care of.

Larry Searle

Friday, June 29, 2018
Zoo was better than expected... Loved having the camel pop it's head inside our bus to eat the food that all of us purchased before heading out. Well worth the price of admission.

Amanda Neice

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Was a great day for the kids and family. Not to big but not to small. Good price and convenient. Just need better signs but GPS will take you straight there.

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