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Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Many exotics and beautiful property.

We did not know what to expect but thought we might see one or two exotic animals at a distance. We... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Corpus Christi, Texas
Had a blast but now I need to wash my car!

We took our grandchildren (age 4 and 7) to this attraction for a family outing. We picked a day... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Fort Worth, Texas
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This 300 Acre Drive-Thru Safari Park features over 25 exotic species from around the world in an open range environment all from the comfort of your car !
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1200 Cr 4405, Jacksonville, TX 75766-7716
+1 903-683-3322
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately, management can no longer be trusted. Provided frequent visitor cards and now refuses to honor them. They even tried to confiscate the card showing the free visit - I guess to destroy the evidence. They said program discontinued 7 years ago. Not true -...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We did not know what to expect but thought we might see one or two exotic animals at a distance. We were wrong. The property is beautiful with a large number of exotic animals. The animals were perhaps a little too approachable as many attempted...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CH62
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We took our grandchildren (age 4 and 7) to this attraction for a family outing. We picked a day where the attendance was light. The animals are friendly...almost too much. Be prepared for heads to be stuck into your windows and for your car to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank txlibrarygoddess
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We weren't too sure on what to expect but ended up having way more fun than we ever thought we'd have. We laughed and laughed at the antics of the animals begging for treats and at all of us getting surprised at one point or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thetravelingtoads
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place. Great animals and friendly people. Great place for children and adults. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rondba
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We got to Jacksonville early in the afternoon and were just looking to kill some time. We decided to visit Cherokee Trace. Wow! So glad we did. You pay admission and get your bags of food at the visitor center just inside the gate. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sid H
Reviewed 20 August 2018

A camel is so large the bottom of his stomach was at the top of our suv. I was really surprised. This place is awesome. Feed the animals right from you hand and they will stick their head in the car. The ostridge (or emu)...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lancek53
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Nice clean wildlife drive-thru. Kids loved it and the animals seem well taken care of. Kids really loved the Yak, the Bison and the Camel. The scenery is pretty lush with trees and meadows. Overall, good off the beaten path family adventure. Prices were much...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ben B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We took our 8 year old granddaughter to this safari and had a wonderful time. It was so much fun interacting with all the different African animals. Lots of great picture opportunities.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tripgirl1609
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We were told about this attraction by our waiter at the Keipersol Winery as we were leaving. Cost is reasonalbe and the animals were plentiful, mostly grazing types. They actually come right up to the car and poke their heads inside looking for feed (grass...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bellotglenn
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Tamara F
14 March 2018|
Response from CherokeeTrace3322 | Property representative |
10 March 2018|
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Response from Brittany318 | Reviewed this property |
No. They do not have lions or tigers
Deslyn C
6 March 2017|
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Response from St_matty | Reviewed this property |
They have picnic tables there, not sure what is close by. They give you a pass for your car so you can go around as many times as you like, even if you go out for lunch some where.