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Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Hidden gem in East Texas

We took our 8 year old granddaughter to this safari and had a wonderful time. It was so much fun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Longview, Texas
Interesting attraction

We were told about this attraction by our waiter at the Keipersol Winery as we were leaving. Cost... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cypress, 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 - 7:00 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 1 week ago 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

Thank Ben B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank bellotglenn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sooo many animals so close to home! Animals are just funny and they didn’t fail to amuse us. We had cattle, zebra, bison, and even a camel slobbering in the car. They had beautiful deer and even an alligator. Some food comes with admission, but...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is great! Well worth the money spent. We went on a Thursday afternoon, so it wasn't too crowded. If someone came up behind we just pulled over and let them pass. The animals were all out and about, and most had no qualms...More

Thank sugardevil
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We took our two teenage grandchildren through here. It was great fun. Many of the animals got up close and personal. Lol. Worth the money and the two hours it took to drive through it. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely go...More

Thank Travis S
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Great place to go. Lots of unique animals. Come to your car readily for food. One small bag of food with each ticket and we bought one extra bag ( larger). Wish we had bought at least one more. They warn you about Rupert the...More

Thank Donald Y
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome! From the clean and well supplied welcome center (complete with its shop cat) to the whole adventure, you must go here. We came on a Monday, which we are told is the quietest day and started early to beat the heat....More

Thank Hopsing-NH
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Getting there involved some back roads. At a few intersections near the Safari are signs. The road in front of the Safari is paved, but barely. It’s not a two lane road, but more a 1.5 lane road. They have a big sign at the...More

2  Thank tapathos
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

I had heard of the "drive thru zoo" a couple of years ago and was never able to go, until this passed April 22, 2018... it was THE perfect day to go. the staff were very friendly and helpful. I will say though just a...More

1  Thank Lorrissa S
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Tamara F
14 March 2018|
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Ahmed G
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.