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Exotic Resort Zoo

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Discovered a lovely getaway close to home

My husband and our 3 boys spent two nights in cabin #3. We absolutely loved it. The cabin was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Josie E
via mobile
Awesome experience

We had 4 young kids and we bought 2 buckets to feed all the animals. Everyone had a great time. All... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Josie E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank Enter710
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please try it is very enjoyable. Very up close and enjoyable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Must buy the animal food because the animals will definitely come up and you feed them Love it.

1  Thank wittlu
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This was great. You ride in a trailer out to the animals and buy good size buckets of food to either hand feed or toss on the ground food to all kinds of animals. We had a lot of fun and the kids really enjoyed...More

Thank Vicki D
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

I absolutely loved this place! A Hill country must try! This place was beautiful peaceful and so much fun!!! The staff was friendly and educational! The cabins were cozy and clean. The tour was phenomenal and all of the animals were heathy and friendly as...More

1  Thank Faith S
Reviewed April 21, 2018

Visiting the Exotic Resort Zoo was the highlight of our hill country vacation. The staff was friendly, it wasn't too crowded (went on a weekday), the animals seemed healthy and the best part is we got to bring our dog! She checked out goats and...More

2  Thank elephantastic7
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Well run with nice folks. Great for kids and adults. Camels and Bisons were the best. Military and senior discounts. Knowledgeable guides. Definitely buy a bucket or two of feed.

Thank Jon H
Reviewed April 7, 2018

They have a simple and as safe as you can be with animals area to feed goats and a few other animals at your own pace. Then they have the trailers for about 15 to ride on and feed animals in pastures. You must of...More

Thank Kenneth T
Reviewed April 3, 2018

This zoo is a hidden gem and I strongly suggest you make this a part of your vacation when in Johnson City, TX. You will not be disappointed.

Thank johnluriejr
Reviewed March 19, 2018

This zoo is wonderful. Driven on a large cart with food to feed the animals. Wonderful guide to tell of the Resort and the animals they keep. Had a great time and the grounds are wonderful. Want to stay in one of their cabins next...More

1  Thank CAHI57
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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
January 27, 2017|
Response from fabler241527 |
Hi there - the rates typically range between $130-200/night, which includes a free guided tour for paid cabin guests. I can't include the link in comments unfortunately (won't let me), but you can access this link from our... More