Roanoke Natural Sites & Zoos

Natural Sites & Zoos in Virginia's Blue Ridge

The natural sites and zoos of the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge will take your breath away.

You can take a walk on the wild side with animals at the local zoo, or you can relax among the breathtaking beauty of the region's natural sites.

There's an abundance of natural beauty in Virginia's Blue Ridge, which you can experience first-hand with a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, hike on the Appalachian Trail, or visit to the George Washington & Jefferson National Forest.

Mill Mountain Zoo - Roanoke

A fascinating world of discovery is also waiting underground at Dixie Caverns and Natural Bridge Caverns, where exploring is encouraged during any time of year.

You'll stand in awe of the Natural Bridge at Natural Bridge Park, a famous landmark once owned by Thomas Jefferson and surveyed by George Washington that is a geological marvel of solid rock that stands 30-stories tall.

Families with kids will love Mill Mountain Zoo, complete with a ride on the famous Zoo Choo miniature train and visits with all your favorite furry friends. The zoo is home to 85 species of animals, including the adorable Red Pandas.

Below is a list of the natural sites and zoos in Virginia's Blue Ridge. 

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