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Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great time

We had a wonderful time with our family checking out your amazing animals on the way to our ranch... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Austin, Texas
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Unusual Fun

We visited in early March 2019 and the crowd was very light. We enjoyed driving as slow as we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Springfield, Virginia
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Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is an African Safari, Texas-Style. View and feed more than 500 animals representing over 40 species from all over the world in the comfort of your own car. Since 1984, 450 acres of rolling hills, creek beds, and...more
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26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266-2671
+1 830-438-7400
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time with our family checking out your amazing animals on the way to our ranch you have inspired us to purchase more exotic animals for our ranch

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank davidbE2647FH
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited in early March 2019 and the crowd was very light. We enjoyed driving as slow as we wanted to and stopping as long as we wanted to - to get photos, wait for some animals to come closer, etc. Some food is included,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chaperone2013
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great drive through animal park. Other than a few select animals, most everything is free to walk right up to your vehicle. Nice for all ages.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Snipper1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super nice car safari experience. Very easy to get there, very clean and super nice experience for kids. It was worth it if you are in San Antonio, Texas.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JPelegrinaSoegaard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch was amazing to say the least. You drive around in your own vehicle and animals approach you for food. Definitely get at least 2 bags of feed! You will want to drive the Ranch at least twice while you're there. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ASnowney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no staff to regulate drivers - you are trusted to be polite and abide by the rules. However, we saw many people feeding the animals by hand and the odd car door opening. Did not get close to some of the penned animals...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

At the time of our visit a portion of the ranch was closed for replacing a bridge. You can make multiple loops through the park, which is good as some of the wildlife not within sight the first rip were out during the second trip....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sheldon S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were overall disappointed with this experience. We heard good things. We were surprised at how expensive it was (even with military discount). The San Antonio Zoo is about 2/3s the price and Topsys Safari in Copperas Cove is about a 1/4. Most of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank AmandaB8
Reviewed February 7, 2019

I'd been to a smaller version of this before so I wasn't expecting to be so entertained when we brought an animal loving exchange student with us on a road trip. But this exceeded expectations. We followed the rule prohibiting hand feeding, but during a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JenHen2003
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

If you see the food wagon throwing hay, atop your desiring because the animals aren’t interested. Follow the workers then make a second lap with the food nuggets. Hand fed zebras, ostroches, emus. Good time

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mike W
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January 17, 2019|
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Response from 644stuk | Reviewed this property |
Dr. Meows, Pretty sleazy question. These were rescue animals or born on premise. I hope you get your ill advised jollies in hating the fact that folks who could never see these animals in the wild have the opportunity. You... More
April 4, 2018|
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Response from kotam32 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Very easy but go early. Plan to be there when they open because the lines get extremely long. When we left around noon, the line of cars trying to get into the park was miles (literally) long.
December 15, 2017|
Response from Kgray310 | Reviewed this property |
No, the only days that they are closed each year is Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.