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“As exciting as a roller coaster!”

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Ranked #35 of 273 things to do in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: An African Safari, Texas Style. View and feed species from all over the world in the comfort of your own car.
Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you have kids who love animals this is the best place to take them. You will be amused at seeing their excitement while feeding the animals with their hands just from your car.Wonderful experience and totally worth the money!

Thank Explorer2785
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"stick their heads"
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"free bag"
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"love animals"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Took our 2 year old to see the animals at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch and we are so glad we did. We arrived right at opening time and there was not a wait at all. The morning was as cool as it can be in August and the animals did not disappoint. They come right up to the car for a snack!
My tip would be to get a couple extra bags of food (one of the ostriches grabbed a whole bag of food out of my lap...yes, reached his head into the car and nabbed it!), feed the animals as instructed (not by hand) and arrive a little before the gate opens so you do not have to wait in any lines (plus the animals get fed alfalfa, at the edge of the road when the ranch opens and this brings them all out). By the time we left, about 11, there was quite a long wait to get in. Also, get on their website and print your 2$ off coupon (this is per admission, not vehicle).

Thank lovethesun76
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

If you love interacting with animals, this one is a must. It was well worth $20, feeding zebras, ostriches, lamas and other animals out of my car. I absolutely loved the zebra interaction... Just priceless. My heart was pounding while the zebra was eating out if my hand ;) I would recommend arriving first thing in the morning ( opens 9am) where the animals are still hungry and it's not too hot for them to walk around.

Thank Andreanunnally
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

This was something always 'on the list' to hit on a trip to San Antonio but Sea World and other things always ended up wearing us out enough that we never got around to making the trip. We went over the last weekend before school started and are already planning another trip it was so fun!
First, it is not just a drive through safari. While that is the main attraction and completely amazing, there are some other things to do as well. Also, you get to do the safari and activities as many times as you want until you leave the entire park or they close. We did the safari twice (I would highly recommend doing it early as we had much more animals and less 'traffic' from other guests on our first trip through) We got to feed, see, and pet so many animals we would never get that close to otherwise and made some great memories.

There is also a great little cafe there for lunch(wash your hands after all the animal slobbering you may have had) and a petting zoo. When we got there a mama goat had just had 2 babies less than 30 minutes before, so we got to see some very very newborn goats, which was a special treat.

The staff were all cheery, helpful, and welcoming. Honestly, just go and you will love it too!!

Thank 80summerw
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Great way to spend 45mins - 1hr; fun and easy to explore for kids or couples using your own car; quite a few animals but wish they had elephants and more monkeys to see; Lots of fun and easy to feed and take close-up shots of the animals; would definitely recommend seeing this!

Thank babylovenc
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