Zoos & Wildlife

Creation Kingdom Zoo

Gate City, VA

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Address: 1642 Snowflake Road Gate City, VA 24251 Number: 276.479.1910 Website Contact How do we get there?

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Here's a fun fact! Did you know that Creation Kingdom Zoo is one of the few zoological parks in the entire country that is 100% funded by itself? That is pretty amazing, and so is the fun and WILD family day out you'll enjoy when you visit!

Voted one of the best attraction in the Tri Cities area, this popular family friendly zoo is home to animals from ALL over the world, and you can say hi to them!

They have the exotic such as the beautiful tigers and endangered leopards, as well as those favorites including the playful primates and beautiful bears.

Kids might just meet some species they have never heard of before too! Have you ever seen a Capuchin, or heard of an Asian Nigali? 

From mammals, to primates, big cats, birds and reptiles, Creation Kingdom Zoo is a great showcase of the amazing animals we have on our planet. 

As you walk around, kids can not only see these amazing creatures but learn about them too. The daily keeper talks add to this educational experience, so get those questions ready!

Go at your own pace throughout the day, and take as much time as you need. Make sure you bring your camera too!

Make sure you head to some of the fun events they host across the year too, including the Hear Me Roar event filled with costume characters ,and Boo at the Zoo celebrating Halloween fun!

Ready for that WILD day out in Virginia? Great, because Creation Kingdom Zoo is waiting!

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2 years with paid admission


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Their Facebook page gives you weird animal facts every day. It's fun to follow and learn!

Any top tips?


When you arrive, check out any timings for keeper chats so you can plan your day around them!

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They sell cold drinks and snacks inside the gift shop!

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Where is it at?


Creation Kingdom Zoo is located in Scott County, Virginia at 1642 Snowflake Road in Gate City. They are approximately 5 miles outside of the town limits in Virginia’s rolling hill country. Most GPS units will work fine however here are some easy directions to follow.

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Creation Kingdom Zoo is a great place for a school, church, or any civic group trip. Kids of all ages will learn something new at each exhibit. It’s an educational and fun time. Just give them a call to arrange, they offer group discount rates too!

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Their new gift shop is open and is fully stocked with lots of items for those who want to take a little piece of the zoo home! T-shirts, jackets, toys and more are all inside.

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in Virginia

When can we go?

10am - 5pm Mon to Sat, with 1pm - 5pm Sunday (Last tickets sold 4pm)

Regular season Mid-March to end of November. Check online after November for Winter Hours

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