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Luray Zoo A Rescue Zoo, Luray

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Aptly nicknamed the "Cabin Capital of Virginia," Luray and the surrounding area feature hundreds of mountain cabins, providing spacious suites with panoramic views of the scenic Shenandoah river valley. Though they can be pricey, these cabins are extremely popular with visitors from nearby Baltimore and Washington, D.C., so take time to shop for deals and make your reservations a few months before your trip. For something less expensive, consider one of Luray's small inns or motels.
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  • This is a rescue zoo and a much needed service/place. The animals were well cared for and the enclosures clean. My son loved all the snakes and there is quite an assortment. He loved seeing all the va...  more »
  • What a disappointment! We were really looking forward to visiting the zoo. We love animals and have great admiration for rescue organizations. What we found was an unkempt, uncared-for jumble of mostl...  more »
  • My husband and I took our 7 year old, and 15 month old to the Luray zoo. I had been there as a kid, and remember being amazed by the collection of venomous snakes inside the building, and the collecti...  more »
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  • I have been coming here for 20 + years and have always enjoyed my time here. Today was the first time my wife has been with me and she enjoyed it greatly! It was so neat to see someone seeing this all for the first time. The park is a very intimate time and it's best to take your time and enjoy the multiple facets available. I will always be a patron of this establishment. Mark truly does a great job taking care of all the animals and when you speak with him you know he loves what he does and that this isn't a job for him, but a way of life.
  • This exotic animal rescue zoo rates as one of the best I have seen in years. Mark, the owner, is an expert on all the animals, from African porcupines to Bengal tigers and from falcons to squirrels. He spent time with the late Steve Irwin and his widow, Terry, from the Australia Zoo. The entire tour takes about 2 hours and includes feeding the Bengal tiger as well as a ring-tailed lemur. The zoo is supported by the tour price, proceeds from their gift shop, and donations. If you are an animal lover or are merely curious, you should drop by and take the tour. Don't forget to visit the official website.
  • If you're driving through, you have to stop in! We took the kids and were quite impressed with the selection of animals. They seemed well cared for and were beautiful! The snake show was great!! Very entertaining! we really enjoyed learning about the different snakes and holding one!
  • Wonderful staff. They really care for the animals and are willing to share any knowledge that they can. Definitely went above and beyond for us, I felt like we were on our own personal guided tour. The animals are super happy, they show it when you visit them! Highly recommended!!
  • My girlfriend and I stumbled upon the Luray Zoo while on vacation, we walked in and immediately we were greeted by an employee named Mark who was very welcoming as well as very informative. I was a little skeptical at first due to the fact that the admission fee was only twelve dollars. The staff shared their love and knowledge about the animals with us as they were performing their daily work duties. We couldn't help but notice just how happy and well cared for the animals were. The best part about this facility is that it is a rescue zoo, all of the animals here have found their safe haven. In the future any trips we take to Virginia will always include a stop to visit this animal retreat. I highly recommend anyone in the area take the time to stop and appreciate the wonderful things this staff does for their animals.