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Franklin Drive Thru Safari

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Driving through the zoo was a real treat for my grandchildren, ages12, 7, 6, 5, 3, and 3. They... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
Lydia M
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College Station, Texas
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I have been to the Franklin Safari several times--have taken friends and family of all... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
buster002
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College Station, TX
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4324 W US Highway 79, Franklin, TX 77856-4455
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 17, 2017

This was a very enjoyable afternoon. We spent about two hours walking through and driving through this wildlife safari park. Lots of animals that will come running up to your vehicle, of course they want a treat. LOL. If your windows are down they will...More

4  Thank Eddie B
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Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

First off 4 staff were super rude and mean. several cages look as if they have not been cleaned for weeks or months. animals are in too small of cages especially having 6 camels in about a 12 by 20 cage. this place needs revamped...More

12  Thank neilfamily
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The people who work here clearly don't know much about the animals, nor does it seem like they take good care of them. When we went, it was a cold, rainy day. The monkeys outside looked miserable in the cold, huddling in the corner of...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Driving through the zoo was a real treat for my grandchildren, ages12, 7, 6, 5, 3, and 3. They loved feeding the animals and enjoyed holding some of the babies in the Baby Room. The giraffes were a big hit as well as the free...More

Thank Lydia M
Reviewed July 3, 2018

I have been to the Franklin Safari several times--have taken friends and family of all ages--everyone loves it! It is always changing and growing, so each experience is a bit different, but always fun! It is small enough that you can't get lost, but with...More

Thank buster002
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Ever petted a camel's nose or fed a giraffe lettuce? Well, visit Franklin drive thru Safari and you can do all that and more! Adults and children alike have a great time here.

1  Thank bestmomcat
Reviewed April 21, 2018

About 20 of us came here during a break from our basketball tournament. It was a BLAST! I called a day in advance and booked the safari ride as a group. They loaded us on a modified school bus, and off we went. The kids...More

Thank Misty L
Reviewed December 17, 2017

This was a very enjoyable afternoon. We spent about two hours walking through and driving through this wildlife safari park. Lots of animals that will come running up to your vehicle, of course they want a treat. LOL. If your windows are down they will...More

4  Thank Eddie B
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

I had driven by this place a couple times on my way to North East Texas from the Austin area, but never had the time to stop. I decided on Thursday, on my way home I would drop and check it out and split up...More

1  Thank 2015TravelA
Reviewed December 8, 2017

My husband, daughter and I had SO much fun! Such a large variety of animals! We were in awe. They also have an area where you can get out of your vehicle and feed giraffes, monkeys and kangaroos. It was a great experience! Highly recommend!

1  Thank sherrydk_2000
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

What a fun thing to do! The animals were so full of personality and super interactive. The whole family had a blast being up close and personal with llamas, zebras, emus, water buffalo, axis deer, and so many others that we have no id a...More

1  Thank tonyagarrett
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Awesome morning! If you’re looking for a few hours of entertainment with kiddos check this place out. Make sure to go in a utility vehicle or truck for the optional trails. Super affordable and only $5 a bucket to feed the animals. My son loved...More

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Response from Misty L | Reviewed this property |
Money to get in, and I can’t remember if you have to provide your driver license or not. That’s it. Easy peasy and super fun.
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