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Wytheville Fort Chiswell Animal Park Virginia

Fort Chiswell Animal Park

569 Red Hollow RdMax MeadowsVirginia
Category: Activities
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Fort Chiswell Animal Park

This self-proclaimed "Biggest Little Zoo in Southwest Virginia" is home to everything from gentle petting zoo creatures to exotic and wild animals from six of the planet's seven continents. Take a fun safari bus tour and meet up with zebras, camels and water buffalo then head to the petting zoo to touch the pygmy goats, pot bellied pigs, and llamas. The zoo also offers a picnic area when you're ready to take a break and enjoy views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Hours -

10am-4pm weekdays; 10am-5pm weekends

Prices -

$10-$12, depending on age

Parking -

Parking at the zoo is free


  • Safari bus rides
  • Petting zoo
  • Gift shop
  • Snack shack
  • Picnic area

Group Tours

The zoo offers fun group tours, including an exciting bus safari ride and fun petting zoo visits for groups of 15 or more. Call 276-637-6754 for information, schedule and pricing.

Animals at the Park

The Fort Chiswell Animal Park is home to a range of interesting and exciting animals, including zebras, camels, wallabies, exotic birds, monkeys, ostrich, and buffalo. The petting zoo lets you get close to pygmy goats, llamas, pot bellied pigs, fallow deer, and more.


  • Are guests allowed to touch the animals at the park?

    Yes, there is a petting zoo for the smaller animals and the open-air bus allows for safe access to the larger animals.
  • How much is general admission for adults and children to animal park?

    Admission to the zoo is $12 for adults and $10 for children (3-12). Children under age 3 enter free.

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