Virginia Zoological Park
The Virginia Zoological Park is a 53-acre zoo located adjacent to Lafayette Park in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. The zoo opened in 1900, and was accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 1987.
Just around the corner, on Granby Street, you'll find Norfolk holds one of Virginia's must-see zoo's! Opened in 1900, houses too many animals and reptiles to name, even boasts it's own botanical garden within. Don't feel up to walking all 53 acres? Take a ride on their train, or rent a scooter…
“I love the outdoors and love different plants. This is such a beautiful place to visit and is so historic to the Hampton Roads area. The butterfly garden is my favorite because they land on your head, fingers, and so on. You can also see the airplanes take off as well. Very family friendly and have a water park for the children. ”
“Downtown Norfolk VA, and of course there is shopping and restaurants close by.”
“MacArthur is a shopping mall located downtown, just a quick 20 minutes away from our location. It offers 120 unique and well known stores to shop from. You can also find a variety of dining to suit your preferences, from casual sit-in dining to a quick bite from the food court. It is also home to Regal Cinema 18 movie theater. They feature the most current movies and premiers. ”
“This is a neat and really large venue. It's a brewery in a remodeled warehouse but they often host interesting events as well. There's a tasting room, a stage for live music, picnic tables, food trucks in the parking lot, and more. It's particularly nice in the warm weather. Check their website for the events schedule to see what they are up to during your visit. ”
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