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Fort Chiswell Animal Park at Virginia
Fort Chiswell Animal Park
map-Fort Chiswell Animal Park 569 Red Hollow Rd, Max Meadows, Virginia, 24360 276-637-6754 call-reservation Distance from hotel: 10.30 miles Visit Website Category: Activities
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Bring the whole family to spend a day at the interactive, 45-acre Fort Chiswell Animal Park, considered Southwest Virginia's "Biggest Little Zoo." Feed, pet, and take amazing pictures with friendly alpacas, llamas, pygmy goats, and fallow deer. You'll also get plenty of photo opportunities with monkeys, parrots, and the long-necked Cheeto the Giraffe.
Hop on a guided safari bus tour to get up close and personal with nature's inhabitants. Learn about animals and their world from six continents like camels, zebra, ostrich, antelope, and buffalo. There's also a picnic area where you can soak up the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Hours -

 (April 27th - Labor Day): 10am-4pm weekdays; 10am-5pm weekends  (Labor Day - November 25th): Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

Prices -

$12 for adults; $10 for children (ages 3-12); free for children 2 and under

Parking -

Parking at the zoo is free


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


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

    Yes, there is a petting zoo for where you can pet, hug, and even hand-feed the friendly animals including goats and alpacas. It's best for each person to have their own feeding bag to make the most out of their experience. The open-air bus allows for safe access to the larger animals like the camels and ostrich.
  • How much is general admission for adults and children to animal park?

    Admission to the zoo is $12 for adults and $10 for children (ages 3-12). Children 2 and under are free. If you plan to feed the animals, each feeding bag is $5. 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 more information.

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