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Exotic Resort Zoo

235 Zoo Trail, Johnson City, TX 78636
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Party of 8 stayed a night at the facility and did the tour. Kids loved it. Only complaint, for the type of facility it was, is that the beds were a tad uncomfortable, but overall a great time. Our second visit. Staff very friendly.

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Texas City, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in one of the cabins they have for rent at the ranch (Bear Cabin). The cabin is nice and roomy with a separate bedroom. Our cabin was right behind the kangaroo pen and it was fun watching them. Nice pool with waterfall. Petting zoo accessible any time with a wide range of animals. Playground for kids. Pool table for... More 

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leander
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

As an animal activist, I am torn about going to zoos of any kind. Since this one has so much property, and the animals are mainly deer, ostriches, a few zebras, three buffalo, and lots of goats, I said "OK", let's go! My little grandkids just loved getting up close and personal from the trailer pulled by a tractor. It... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We loved the way animals were let go with good care and freedom, they are well trained and you they come to you when you feed them. My kids really loved, the maintenance was okay too. It rained during my stay but overall experience has been memorable. Will definitely recommend.

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New Caney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My wife and I took the tour recently (we were staying elsewhere) and thoroughly enjoyed it. We didn't have any grand kids with us so I dispensed the food ($6 for a large bucket, about 1.5 to 2 gallons or so) to the animals and had fun doing it. This experience riding in the tram (wagon pulled by a tractor)... More 

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Crowley, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My husband and I stopped at The Exotic Resort Zoo in Johnson City on our way to see the LBJ Ranch. It was definitely work a visit. The place was much larger than I had envisioned and had a great setup. The tour took about an hour. Not only did my husband and I enjoy hand-feeing the animals, it was... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Family friendly guided tour through some beautiful hill country pastures. Plenty of animals to see and feed. Easy to find off 281 and close to Marble Falls or San Antonio. The petting zoo was also pretty neat and the kids enjoyed playing with the goats!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

For us two 60-year olds with no grandchildren, we took a Saturday morning tour of the outdoor zoo, which is NO "resort" of any kind: Our tour guide was full of interesting information about all the animals on the outdoor site. Unfortunately, her megaphone was of such poor quality and rattled as we drove down the gravel roadway, if we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Check-in is a little overwhelming. The cashiers have to juggle between, reservations and daily customers walking in. Please make sure upon checking in, that you understand what you are being charged for, and make sure you understand the rules. They speak really fast. We were accidently over charged by $70. They did correct it the next day, when we brought... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are looking for a great place to take your children and get hands on experience with exotic animals, this is the place. While you ride in the back of the tractor; llamas, camels, deer, goats, buffaloes, sheep, and zebras come up to you and you get to feed them. They also have a fun petting zoo with deer... More 

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