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Virginia Safari Park

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Address: 229 Safari Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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+1 540-291-3205
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Drive along our 3 mile - 180 Acre natural park, viewing(and feeding) herds...

Drive along our 3 mile - 180 Acre natural park, viewing(and feeding) herds of free-roaming animals from your car, such as Antelope, Deer, Elk and Llamas! Walk through the 10-acre Safari Village and see Tigers, Hyenas, Kangaroos, Primates, Reptiles, a wide variety of birds and much more! Don't forget to feed the giraffe and visit the petting barn! We're located in the Shenandoah Valley, a short day trip from Roanoke, Lynchburg, Staunton, Charlottesville, Richmond, Maryland and DC.

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Second time a charm, still fun and well worth it.

After about 3 years we made it back with our 4 and 2.5 year old. We had fun. Rules had changed (no feeding certain animals, no access to camels, etc), but still enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Delhi, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After about 3 years we made it back with our 4 and 2.5 year old. We had fun. Rules had changed (no feeding certain animals, no access to camels, etc), but still enjoyable. Youngest was rather scared (even though I forewarned her about animal heads in vehicle) but came around a bit on our 3rd trip and oldest lost interest... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We needed something fun to break up a long, 2-day drive, so we found this spot. OMG!!! We laughed so hard. We split a bucket of food among 3 people - 2 adults, 1 teen. It was quite the experience feeding the larger animals! I got to feed an elk, while our teen daughter fed a yak! The llamas were... More 

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is definitely one of the nicest drive-thru safari parks I've been too. You can buy buckets of feed when you enter. When you drive thru you can feed any of the animals that come up to your car. My kids LOVED every second of this. We had a bison come up to the car and slurped up almost a... More 

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Thank Didojen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh my GOODNESS this place is AMAZING! This place is so much better than even the Washington D.C zoo. This is a hands on adventure that we will remember forever. The animals are so well taken care of and the place is kept so clean and spotless. The animals live twice their expectancy living in captivity than in the wild.... More 

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Thank MyCloudboys
Roanoke, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited over Spring Break with my daughter and grandson. An animal experience that you won't have anywhere else! When we drove into the park we were swarmed by llamas and deer. We especially enjoyed feeding the giraffes! A little pricey but worth it - Tips: Go Early!!!! we were 2nd in line and had lots of time to pause and... More 

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Thank Kay K
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was absolutely, hands down, the funnest thing to do! If you love animals...It's a little pricey to get in, but totally worth it in my opinion. Be sure to buy at least one bucket to feed the animals with when you're driving through. But hold on tight to the bucket because some will try to take it away from... More 

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Thank blackyceqwerty
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband loves the Safari Park. You can feed the animals. We feed a giraffe! Its a great way to spend 20 bucks per person. We've been twice and will probably come again.

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Thank Ginger D
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come here every year, we love the safari! You just have to be ready to clean your car afterwards. The walk in the zoo is nice too! Make sure you buy birdfeeds in the store. Feed the giraffes too, that's a lot of fun.

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Thank mangangot
Manassas, Virginia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting experience, very impressive the contact with the animals and the safari was spectacular

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Thank germanch61
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hear to get there early, we went at 2pm but with spring break week it was so busy that the animals were over fed and not hungry enough to come up to get food. But there were some that still wanted food lol and it was a good time. Military ID gets you a free bucket of food for... More 

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