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Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo

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Address: 5640 IH S, New Braunfels, TX 78132
Phone Number: 830-608-9270
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Two Attractions, One Admission:Mountain Lion CubsExciting Croc &...

Two Attractions, One Admission:Mountain Lion CubsExciting Croc & Alligator ShowPetting ZooWorld's Largest RodentEndangered PrimatesMost Dangerous Snake in the WorldBirds of the WorldCarnivore Feeding ShowRattlesnake PitConcession StandGift ShopAnd much more!!Check web site for showtimes, vary according to season.

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Quaint

The animals are exotic which makes this small zoo better. They did say they were in the process of expanding and getting some more animals which I think they definitely need more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jessica-Greg P
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Houston, Texas
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Waco, Texas
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It seems that the majority of the animals don't have enough room. The wolves were obviously stressed, they were just pacing and pacing. Young boys had taunted the hyena to the point that he was lunging at the fence and showing his teeth. I feel staff presence should be more prominent to redirect guests with no home training. There weren't... More 

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1 Thank Amy A
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The animals are exotic which makes this small zoo better. They did say they were in the process of expanding and getting some more animals which I think they definitely need more space. We used a Groupon which I recommend it if you can get one but be advised they charge you the tax when you get there. The animals... More 

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Thank Jessica-Greg P
Brenham, Texas
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

This is just a small zoo/snake farm; mostly snake farm, but what they lack in funding compared to more traditional zoos they make up for in the experience. You get to watch and interact with the keepers as they hand feed the lions, or overcome your fear of snakes by holding or even just touching one, or you can partake... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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149 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Interesting older attraction in Central Texas! It has taken on a face lift with new management. Much more than just snakes and retiles. It is a small zoo environment, therefore, great for birthday parties and field trips. Area is controllable for groups or classes.

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Thank Patrice C
New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This Snake Farm has grown up to be a real zoo! Once you get past the smell of the snakes indoors (admittedly I'm not a snake fan to begin with), the animals outside are interesting and accessible, with some roving freely. Kids LOVE the petting zoo - especially the llama! You can also find some beautiful geodes in the gift... More 

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Thank Lisa W
Seguin, Texas
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

nice little zoo. Had lots of fun in the petting zoo feeding the goats, pigs and llama. It was cold and rainy the day we went, but was still a ton of fun inside and out

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1 Thank Lila6894
West Jordan, Utah
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

They have a lot more than snakes here. Really fun to feed the monkeys, camel, and many many other animals up close.

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1 Thank Donald L
Northwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

A sad, sad place. I felt sorry for all of the animals kept here. I expected to see snakes but not lions other big cats and primates kept in small, squalid enclosures. Both my kids (12 & 10) were upset by the conditions. Couldn't get out quick enough. If you value animals wellbeing at all, avoid!

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1 Thank rockhammer0
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

The whole place smells and their animals don't seem to be taken care of very well. The building has seen better days. I would not go back. Ever.

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3 Thank Angela W
San Antonio, Texas
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44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It may not look like much from the road but this is an amazing little stop for kids and adults. We bought the Groupon and ventured over to check out the different kinds of snakes. We figured it would be a quick walk through but there is so much more in the back you can’t see from the main road.... More 

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