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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.


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.

Laurel Casciato

Monday, April 30, 2018
We were a little hesitant pulling in, but this is a great little place to blow a couple hours. Animals come right up to the bus and they appear to be well taken care of. Tour guides and knowledgeable, and staff was very kind. Would definitely go again on our way through!

H OSullivan

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Really fun way to spent a Sunday. Friendly and informative staff. You can be interactive with the animals. Two thumbs up.

Crissy Cortez

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
My family had a blast! We all loved seeing the goats running freely about. Our daughters kept going back to them repeatedly. The staff was very friendly and taught us different facts about the various animals. There is a bus you ride around on to feed some of the animals. The place and the animals seemed like it was being maintained regularly. The only complaint we had was the speaker system inside the bus it was very loud. So just a heads up to anyone who goes especially with smaller children. Overall it was a fun experience and my family will definitely be going back.

jessica miller

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Loved every second!! The animals were awesome and the guide was very informative!

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