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Exotic Resort Zoo

Features Animals
Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Spring break activity

My neighbor and her 2 young children invited me to go to the exotic zoo with them. What a perfect... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bertram, Texas
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Great with the grandkids

Took our grandkids. They loved feeding the animals. Such a great family activity and way to spend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beverly M
Austin, Texas
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An independently-owned and operated drive-thru safari zoo and nature preserve. If you are coming through on a daytrip, you can enjoy a guided tour and have personal encounters with several endangered and protected species of animals from Africa...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
235 Zoo Trl, Johnson City, TX 78636-4465
+1 830-868-4357
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My neighbor and her 2 young children invited me to go to the exotic zoo with them. What a perfect place to take young children (ages 2-12). It's similar to a hay ride, except you get on a trailer with built in benches around the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our grandkids. They loved feeding the animals. Such a great family activity and way to spend time with the grands.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Beverly M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby got to kiss Humphrey the camel! The animals were up close. Super fun experience! My 19 yr old son enjoyed it as well.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Kids had a great time. The animals come right up to you. Tour guides were super friendly. Not as many animal varieties as I would have hoped.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Austin C
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

This was an interesting place. You Take the small tractor/train to drive around and see exotic animals. I enjoyed the zebras. It’s a bit scruffy all around. I wish it was more upgraded. Needs improvement all around. There is a little gift store. Expect to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 365giannad
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

If you or anyone in your family love animals and nature, this is an ABSOLUTE MUST. We stayed in the clean, cute, accommodating, comfortable, and YES, air conditioned cabins and enjoyed the multiple fire pits, along with the pool, ping pong and pool tables, as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank AnslemH
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Been driving by this place for more than 20yrs and now I'm sorry I did not stop sooner! Just love this place I'm going to go back and spend the night with the animals. Please stop if you find yourself anywhere near here you will...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank texastravelgal54
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I was attending a 45-50 minute circular ride with a friendly guide. The animals came all the way up to the cart we were sitting in. The cart was crowded, but there was still a good opportunity to see and feed the animals. Pretty good...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SrgnFsh
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

My husband and our 3 boys spent two nights in cabin #3. We absolutely loved it. The cabin was perfect with 2 rooms and 2 bathrooms and fully equipped. It was our first time there and we fell in love with the animals. We loved...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Josie E
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We had 4 young kids and we bought 2 buckets to feed all the animals. Everyone had a great time. All the animals roaming around happy and free! Highly recommended!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Randy S
August 20, 2018|
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Response from AnslemH | Reviewed this property |
You get a tour for every day that you stay. I did not leave and come back but if you call, they will be happy to answer any and all of your questions.
Stephen D
April 25, 2017|
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Response from ghallett | Property representative |
There's no time like the present! The weather has actually been really awesome and not too hot at all. If you have some flexibility in your schedule, I'd try to get on a tour around 10am, since it's early and normally has... More
February 2, 2017|
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Response from ghallett | Property representative |
Hi there - weather-wise, it's actually been great to visit pretty much all winter since the weather has been pretty mild overall. It is a covered open-air tram, so 60-80 degree days are pretty enjoyable...we've seen some... More