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Metro Richmond Zoo

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8300 Beaver Bridge Rd, Moseley, VA 23120-1437
+1 804-739-5666
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Small but Nice

This is a rather small zoo, great for the younger kids. So it was nice for us as we didn't spend... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2018
J2216UQamym
Animals👍🏼 Facilities👎🏼

After reading many reviews of how wonderful this place is, we thought it would be a great place to... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
thevibberts
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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The Zoo opened to the public on April 22, 1995. Over the years, the Metro Richmond Zoo has grown to 120 acres. The Zoo is now home to over 2,000 animals, representing 180 different species from around the world.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“sky ride” (35 reviews)
“train ride” (19 reviews)
“zip line” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
8300 Beaver Bridge Rd, Moseley, VA 23120-1437
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+1 804-739-5666
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"bird area"
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"animals including"
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"animal food"
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"animals seem"
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"kids and adults"
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"walk around"
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"on display"
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

This is a rather small zoo, great for the younger kids. So it was nice for us as we didn't spend hours here with toddlers. Spent just enough time to walk around and see all the animals, which were all visible. Highlight was the camels...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

After reading many reviews of how wonderful this place is, we thought it would be a great place to take our animal loving daughter for her birthday. While the variety of animals was great, the overall zoo was very disappointing. Most of the buildings are...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

We were there in August of 2017 the place was dirty. Each exhibit we went in smelled awful. A lot of the animals were not visible due to the overgrown grass in some of the cages. We got there when it opened at 10 am...More

2  Thank southern47bell
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the better kept zoos I’ve been to. Animals were all visible and you can feed most of them Too. There is a big gift shop and a few concession stands. Military get about $1 off admission with their ID. Free parking.

1  Thank Devon B
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Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

My second visit. Friendly staff and well maintained zoo. I paid some $170 for 10 people for the entire trip. Since it was not a holiday the crowds were thin. A well maintained snakes and insects display unit. Lots of animals. Sky ride is fun....More

2  Thank willowbrooksam
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Son had fun, helpful staff. Rainy day however the inside animals were lively and most of the outside animals were still visible.

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

A very nice zoo, with a good variety of animals. We really enjoyed feeding the giraffes (they fed right out of your hand), feeding the colorful parakeets (they perch on your arm), the safari ride and the sky ride. I was surprised to see a...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

We are visiting from Wisconsin and took our granddaughter to this zoo. The staff were friendly and the day was beautiful. The zoo is pretty small and a bit pricey. Not worth the price we paid. We actually went around the zoo 3 times and...More

4  Thank Wayne O
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

This is truly a great little nugget in the metro Richmond area. There are 2000 animals at this zoo in a perfectly natural rural environment. Kids and adults alike will treasure this experience. Be prepared to get upfront and personal with some great animals. As...More

Thank Don C
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

I think this is a nice little zoo overall. The paths are laid out nicely and the park itself seemed clean and uncluttered. My only concern is that some of the exhibits just seemed to small and boring for the animals, especially for the large...More

1  Thank Tyria
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CryRain
September 27, 2016|
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Response from 1975Asheville10 | Reviewed this property |
Depends, I could stay all day. Adults just walking through could get around in a couple of hours, but that's note the best way to enjoy this zoo. I love watching the animals. When I took my Grands 4 & 8 we probably stayed... More
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vacaroll
September 14, 2016|
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Response from Janae H | Reviewed this property |
Web site says outside food and coolers are allowed. Picnic areas with umbrellas and covered pavilion area in park. Food is also available in the park. Pavilion has shade because of the cover. Occasional bench is in shade.
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Shanna T
August 10, 2016|
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Response from wvjake | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the guidelines for establishing habitats; I do know that for a small, probably underfunded, zoo that there are open areas for the animals, a safari type area with some rare species, and what seems to be a good... More
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