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Luray Zoo

1087 United States Highway 211 West

Luray Zoo is home to over 250 animals, and is the only true rescue zoo in Virginia! The zoo is privately owned and operated by Mark and Christine Kilby. Luray Zoo receives no government funding. All admission, gift shop sales, donations, outreach programs fees, and birthday parties fees goes directly to help support and care for all the animals at Luray Zoo. The Zoo receives animals that are retired zoo animals, unwanted pets, confiscations, and sadly occasionally abused animals. While you tour the 3+ acre facility the owners are always out and about caring for the animals, and are able to answer your questions! Mark and Christine love to educate the public about animals, to help people understand animals better, as well as to educate the importance of conservation of species, and the importance of proper and responsible pet keeping. Luray Zoo offers one of the largest venomous snake collections on the east coast, outside exhibits, as well as a petting zoo. During the summer the zoo offers daily educational shows


Ron Creech

Friday, April 6, 2018
Five stars given relative to the cost and what these good folks are doing for animals. Its not a big money zoo, but there's plenty for the kiddos. The collection of venomous snakes is very impressive. Stop by and support a good cause if you have spare time in Luray.

Ben Zimmerman

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Great place to see some unusual animals! The owner is very knowledgeable and personable. We always enjoy our time at the local zoo.

Michael Morton

Saturday, May 5, 2018
It was a small zoo but I was very impressed by the collection of venomous snakes. The owner was very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. I would definitely recommend it.

Chelseyy Ann

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Owner is extremely kind and knowledgeable, as is the staff. The animals are well taken care of. Definitely worth a visit!

Jenna Holderness

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
Loved the different animals. I actually got the chance to hold a Python. They have a small petting zoo where you can feed goats. Its a small setting but the zookeepers are very sweet to the animals and public. Also they are very knowledgeable. I would love to be able to go back in the future and would recommend this to any one who is an animal lover.

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