Blue Ridge Travel Association

Fort Chiswell Animal Park

CONTACT
569 Red Hollow Rd, Max Meadows, VA 24360

"EXPERIENCE VIRGINIA'S MOST INTERACTIVE ZOO!"

READY FOR A SAFARI?
Fort Chiswell Animal Park offers the rare opportunity to interact with animals from six
continents! You don’t have to travel to Africa and this safari won’t break the bank. Meet
animals who are as eager to see you as you are to see them.

THIS ZOO HAS A STORY

Why is there a zoo in Fort Chiswell, Virginia?

It all started with a local boy and a dream. From the time he was 5 years old, Jeff Archer
loved to watch Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and was determined to own his own
zoo one day. At Fort Chiswell Animal Park, you’re invited to experience these animals
for yourself. It’s the kind of zoo Jeff would of loved as a kid. As he likes to say, he
couldn’t find a place like he’d imagined, so he built it!

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