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Virginia Safari Park


Located in scenic Natural Bridge, Virginia the 180-acre park is home to over 1,000 exotic animals from 6 continents. Drive along 3 miles of road in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. With the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backdrop, animals of all sizes, shapes and colors approach your vehicle in search of a tasty bucket of feed! In addition to the Safari Drive-Thru, stroll along the pathways in the Safari Village where you will find a wide variety of exhibits everyone can enjoy! 


Amy Barlow

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Been here a few times over the years, latest being in April 2018 with husband and grandson who had a blast! The day was beautiful, the animals were awesome to view and feed. We especially loved the aviary and feeding the birds! If you are in the area for vacation or if you live in the state or within a few hours drive I highly recommend you visit. My only recommendation is they update some of the indoor facilities and the restrooms. They were very dated, out of soap and paper towels in both locations we went to. Mentioned to park staff who seemed disinterested.

Abraham Simmons

Thursday, June 7, 2018
This is a just downright fun experience.... highly recommend. I would advise 2 buckets of food per person as the larger animals will spill the food everywhere. 1 llama took most of my food in the first 20 seconds of the ride.... may even be smart to skip the first wave of animals. The walking section is fun. Make sure to get a food stick for the birds and experience them flying all over you. If you are with children read the rules aloud to them. Be prepared to spend about 2 hours for full experience.

Ryan Hogue

Friday, May 4, 2018
This place is great. A little pricey but I think it's worth it. There is a drive through portion where the animals come right up to your car and will eat from your hand. You might get animal slobber all over the inside of your door but it's worth it. There is a great variety of animals including bison, elk, zebra, camel, wildebeest, antelope looking things and lots more. I'm no zoologist. There is a more traditional zoo portion as well that is fun. We loved the part with the budgies. They flew and landed right on you if you had a feeding stick. The monkey are cool as well. You can also feed the giraffes right from your hand too. Very cool place that I think is worth the price. for.

Barbara Burd

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
My grandsons, 5 and 6, loved this park. The animals crowded around the car and were eager to eat out of the tubs of food we held out the window. This was a great fun experience with lots of laughs watching the animals compete for food. In addition to the drive through, the boys had the opportunity to feed giraffes as we walked around the small zoo. The only thing they didn’t like was the budgies who were really aggressive trying to get at the feed sticks. My grandsons love zoos and this was one of their favorite zoo experiences. Would highly recommend it!

Richard Powell

Monday, May 21, 2018
We've been 5 or 6 times over the past decade. The walking part of this zoo has grown quite a bit. On the occasions we've been lucky to get close to the Buffalo and moose, this place is fun to drive through. The hotter it is on your visit the fewer good encounters you'll likely have. Go here twice to give it a fair shot. Earlier is best.

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