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Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo

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1087 US Highway 211 W, Luray, VA 22835-5245
+1 540-743-4113
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Complete disappointment

I took my family today to the luray zoo. Only animals out were 2 monkeys a couple big bids and some... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2015
stasha m
via mobile
Really interesting and intimate zoo experience.

This place really surprised me. We were looking for something to do after seeing the Caverns... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2015
Martin T
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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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 14 November 2015 via mobile

I took my family today to the luray zoo. Only animals out were 2 monkeys a couple big bids and some goats. I felt like I spent $25 yup feed some Damn goats. On top of all that I even got bit by one. Was...More

4  Thank stasha m
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This place really surprised me. We were looking for something to do after seeing the Caverns. This is really a micro-zoo that houses lots of rescue animals. The largest was a tiger, but still it was a wonderful experience. You get very close to all...More

1  Thank Martin T
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Our group of 2 adults and 3 children were lucky enough to be able to get reservations for the after hours private Discovery Tour. We were going to be in the area one night only and were thrilled when Christie emailed to tell us there...More

2  Thank janetf302
Reviewed 31 October 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 31 October 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 28 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 21 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 27 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
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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