Virginia Safari Park

Natural Bridge, VA

Where are we going?

Virginia Safari Park
229 Safari Ln
Natural Bridge
VA 24578

540 291-3205

What is there to do?

Have you ever seen pictures of Africa and seen all the beautifully unusual and colorful animals that roam across the plains?  At Virginia Safari Park, you can get up close to these incredible animals without having to leave the country!

Bundle the family in the car and enjoy the safari drive-thru zoo, where the animals are free to roam as little or as much as they like!  You have over 3 miles of lovely gravel road, but you best not be in a hurry - because the animals might not be!  If you are lucky, you will be able to feed the animals through the windows with the parks special grain!  We bet you might be the only person in your class to have hand fed a zebra!

You will get to see the animals following their natural instincts.  You might witness two males challenging each other over a female, or if you are very lucky you might even witness the birth of a really cute baby!  You won't have to wait long to see it's first steps either - animals adapt pretty quickly and are up and walking in no time!

When you are ready to stretch your legs (just like the baby animals have done!) then you can head to the Safari  Walk Through area where you can wander past some of the fascinating animals exhibits on offer, such as the Tiger Territory (don't worry - you don't need to feed these guys by hand!) or the super fun Kangaroo Walkabout where you can hop along with the very cool looking kangaroos. 

If you want to get really hands on, there is an enjoyable petting zoo where you can feed and pet the goats and their kids (A baby goat is called a kid!!, sweet little potbellied pigs and their even cuter babies, pecking chickens, and baby llamas.

Not enough fun for you?  Good thing they have wagon rides to top it all off!

So let Virginia bring animals from over 6 continents to you, and enjoy these beautiful creatures with the incredible backdrop of the Shenandoah Mountains!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $16.95

Children: $10.95

Discount: Rockbridge Residents $2.00 discount / Seniors $15.95

Free Under: 1 year of age


Need a little extra help?

There are wheelchair accesible areas within the park. Even the giraffee feeding stations offer ramps to cater for wheelchairs!


When can we go?

9.00am - 5.00pm (gates close 4pm). Summer closing time 6:30pm. Gates shut 5pm.

March to November. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Time vary depending on day.


Any top tips?

Don't forget to pick up a fun activity guide book for the kids! It's included in each admission and really fun for the kids to fill out.

I’m Hungry!

<p>The aptly named Watering Hole cafe has a delicious full menu full of both savoury and sweet snacks and meals. Unless of course you want to try the special grain for the animals? We didn't think so!</p> </p>Opening times vary depending on the day and month. </p> - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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