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Fort Chiswell Animal Park, Max Meadows

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.6/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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  • Driving up to the Zoo we thought this might just be a petting zoo. We boarded the safari bus and had the most fun we have had in a long time. The animals coming up and sticking their heads inside the ...  read more »
  • I and my friends enjoyed this visit very much. We got animal food all inside the vehicle,but that was okay. 
  • So here we have a very simple operation out in the middle of farmland. Do not come into this thinking of a huge, extravagant thing, because it's not and you will be disappointed. However if you can do...  read more »
  • Very good place for children and we enjoyed the tour around the zoo. They take very good care of the animals and guest of the park
  • We stopped at [Ft.] Fort Chiswell Animal Park 6/6/15 11:45am when trying to get around huge highway traffic jam (plus, it was close enough to lunch time/stretch our legs time) during our roadtrip to the eastern shore for a summer vacation. The Park was very enjoyable and housed a surprising variety of animals for a "mini zoo" seemingly in the middle of nowhere up on a hilltop. There appeared to be a bus Safari/Tour of some of the grounds but we did not go on that. In addition to an outdoor picnic area, they have a gift shop/concession/restroom building, including an attached covered picnic area (complete with coin-operated, child-sized rides: mini-carousel, macaw, and train). In addition to riding the rides (of course), my three-year-old son loved feeding whole peanuts (sold there) to the Alpaca and the Fallow Deer over & through the fences of their respective enclosures. When we visited, the Park also housed (these are what I saw/took pictures of; they may care for more animals there than I list): > Wallabies > Macaws > Tortoise > Capuchin Monkey > East African Crowned Crane > Mouflon When we visited: > Adults $12 > Children (don't know what age is the cutoff) $10 > Bag (standard brown paper "lunch bag") full of whole peanuts to feed the certain animals $3.50 The Fort Chiswell Animal Park is definitely worth a stop and worth the money to support this small local business!
  • A bit overpriced ($52 for a family of 4 with the kids sharing 1 bag of feed). The petting zoo and bus tour was great!
  • What an amazing time we had! Vicky our driver was fun and let us have fun as well. I never knew this little gem was only three hours away from Raleigh, and I will be back with more friends! The animals live on beautiful land and are well taken care of. A lot of them are even rescue. To those who complained about the prices...are you kidding me? It costs $12 per person and it's only $5 for a large bag of feed for the animals. I think that is incredibly reasonable and it's going to a great cause! I don't have kids, but if I did, I would want them to experience this because it's so hands-on. So if you can't afford to pay $12 per person for an amazing experience....perhaps you shouldn't be taking vacations. For those of you who love hands-on experiences, and rare ones I might add, this is a must see! How many of you can actually say you've petted a buffalo, camel, zebra, etc. in your lifetime?
  • highly recommend...this app doesnt let me see what im,typing.. But, if,u have kids who love interecting eith,animals..they will LOVE this,park.We had a great time, the animals were very,friendly and so,werebthe workers. They had many,different species pf,animals and if,u have children that love interecting with animals, i,highlybrecommend this,park. $12.0
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