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Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo

#7 of 30 things to do in Luray Features Animals
1087 US Highway 211 W, Luray, VA 22835-5245
+1 540-743-4113
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One of my new favorite animal places...

We are die hard animal fans, and never miss a change to go to a zoo or sanctuary. I agree with the... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2015
Heather H
Gainesville, United States
Great zoo

Near the caverns and museums. I recommend also checking out this zoo if you have children. They... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2015
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Luray zoo does not maintain this sight this is a third party sight for accurate information on hours etc see website
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1087 US Highway 211 W, Luray, VA 22835-5245
+1 540-743-4113
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

We are die hard animal fans, and never miss a change to go to a zoo or sanctuary. I agree with the other reviewers about Mark's (facility owner) passion for his animals and knowledge about the same. You can tell that the budget is pretty...More

1  Thank Heather H
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Near the caverns and museums. I recommend also checking out this zoo if you have children. They will love it. You can get closer than most zoos.

1  Thank wgriffith79
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

The owner, Mark is extremely nice, well informed and passionate about the care of his animals. He also is into falconry. The admission is only $10.00 for adults. I would pay that much just to see the reptiles there. More types of snakes than I've...More

1  Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This is a small zoo and obviously an ongoing work in progress. The rescued animals have little stories that give you insight into where they came from and how they ended up there. The owner is very passionate about his work and you can tell...More

1  Thank GerriS63
Reviewed 22 October 2015

First and foremost, this is a rescue zoo run by owners who have re-homed animals from owners who could no longer keep them, afford them, etc. I agree with previous posters and commend the owners for trying to maintain a zoo which I imagine is...More

2  Thank Tara J
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We took our 13 month old son here while on vacation. It's a great little zoo. You are much closer to the animals than at many other, larger zoos. Our son especially loved watching the tiger and excitedly pointed at many of the animals. The...More

1  Thank Celeste S
Reviewed 21 September 2015

First, let me say I that I respect and admire the owners, this is a family run rescue and the owners have put their heart and souls and a lot of their time in to running it. This zoo is a rescue, with many "unwanted"...More

2  Thank SgtHartmann
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We have visited the zoo a couple of times on vacation and the kids just love it. We get to walk thru the zoo and see all the animals and take are time without feeling rushed.

Thank huskyheaven7
Reviewed 10 September 2015

A small but heartfelt collection of rescued animals of all sorts. Met the owner. He obviously really cares about the animals and devotes a lot of time there.

1  Thank Valerie H
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This was a small, but well-maintained zoo for the purpose of rescue animals. You can visit everything in one hour or less, so we really appreciated that on the day we visited, it was half price! There are many reptiles when you enter the zoo...More

1  Thank Terri W
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Ina W
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Response from Eric H | Reviewed this property |
No parking fee.
Sarah K
20 August 2015|
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Response from Grami-TT | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You will be near several places to eat, Anthony's is great for Italian, Burger King, McDonald's. there is an awesome place called FLOTZIE's and several picnic tables there. They have the world's best ice cream for a... More
5 August 2015|
Response from SgtHartmann | Reviewed this property |
There is a portion of the zoo where you can feed and pet some sheep and goats. If you are interested in interactions with more of the animals the after hours guided tour with the owners is great. I don't think they recommend... More