Fort Chiswell Animal Park

569 Red Hollow Road

About Us:

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.


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.

Alice Smith

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017

This place is amazing and the people are fantastic!! We had such a great time. My grandson absolutely loved seeing all the animals. The animals all look great and very well taken care of.

Charlotte Joynes

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This was a great little zoo! We have visited a number of small zoos like this, but this one was one of the very best. From Heidi at the ticket counter, to the safari terrific lady who knew her park and her the bus driver and the funny feller who carted Paul and me up the hill in his golf was great. Yes the camel clobbered, but he was hilariously funny, as were all the animals. We especially loved the alpacas. Adorable. We highly recommend this park. It is well worth the small admission price and a whole lot more.

Paula Cassell

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

Absolutely loved It! Of course I love animals more than anything . It was so interesting, and this winter they are getting a giraffe. I can't wait to go see him. They are getting ready to close for the season, but open back in April.

Karis Noone

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

Great place to feed and pet all sorts of animals! Not too crowded and super cute and down to earth, with a really cool safari ride!