The Exotic Resort Zoo

Why We Love This

  • Interact with exotic animals
  • Perfect weekend activity
  • Learn about unique wildlife

The Exotic Resort Zoo

Get ready to see super-exotic animals and previously endangered species that now enjoy their place in this natural preserve setting. Out on the range, interact with hordes of friendly animals that run up to greet you (that may lick or even 'kiss' you) as you hand-feed them to your heart's content. Don't forget to purchase a bucket at the office!

What You'll Do

Out on the range, interact with hordes of friendly animals that run up to greet you (that may lick or even 'kiss' you) as you hand-feed them to your heart's content. Don't forget to purchase a bucket at the office!

Insider Tips

Children under 2 are free! You'll want to purchase a bucket of feed when you get here for the best experience!

Meeting Location

235 Zoo Trail, Johnson City, Texas 78636

When To Arrive

Our normal business hours are 9 am - 6 pm, seven days a week. The last tour leaves NO LATER than 5 in the afternoon - so be here early to enjoy the petting zoo beforehand! We are only closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas, and will sometimes close due to weather. Please call ahead if you think weather may be an issue.

Cancellations & Refunds

Vouchers are vaild for one year after the purchase date.

"Absolutely incredible experience!"

January 19, 2020 - 

So many new animals, and exciting up close and personal experiences (us in a caged trailer) with some of the most beautiful animals. All of the animals were friendly and looking for some food and love. Go in the AM when they open. Private felt tour with an incredible guide. Family owned property that should be protected for generations of people (and animals to enjoy). Thank you so much for the beautiful experience. Please support this amazing cause.

"More fun than a barrel of monkeys!"

December 21, 2019 - 

We came on a cold, overcast and misty day, yet it was a thrill a minute as we toured the park with our granddaughters. Don't miss having your camera ready for the kissing camel and its intended target!


October 14, 2019 - 

This was one of the best days ever! I had my daughter and 4 grandkids with me and we all 6 absolutely loved the entire day. Feeding camels and zebras - petting baby goats - what could be better! And Hailey was a great tour guide. This is one thing you just should not miss!

"Great experience for kids"

October 6, 2019 - 

We had a great time with our 3 year old for his birthday!

"So much fun!!!!"

August 10, 2019 - 

Excellent tour! Lots of animals! Great tour guide!

"Great experience"

July 31, 2019 - 

It was fun for the whole family. We had a great time. I would recommend it to friends.


July 23, 2019 - 

It was an awesome first time experience @ the Exotic Resort Zoo!! Would recommend to anyone for some family fun

"Husband’s first experience "

July 14, 2019 - 

We had a wonderful time. My husband has never experienced anything like this. As for me I will say better than anywhere else I’ve visited. Can’t wait to stay in the cabins!!!

"Awesome "

July 5, 2019 - 

Family loved the experience. Staff was awesome!

"Wonderful day making wonderful memories."

June 8, 2019 - 


"Grand kids enjoyed."

June 3, 2019 - 

Very pleasant and close contact with the.animals


June 3, 2019 - 

Was awesome the people were very knowledgeable and a wildlife was awesome

"Exactly what I was expecting. "

May 27, 2019 - 

Very Family oriented. Driver was very informative.

"Very enjoyable "

May 26, 2019 - 

I enjoyed it but mostly I enjoyed watching my wife & our 1yr old daughter enjoy themselves

"Great for the whole family "

May 26, 2019 - 

We have been there a couple of times and will continue going. The animals are great and they have a variety of them to see. The employees are always very polite and help you to have the best experience. I would recommend it to anyone.

"Fantastic good time"

May 13, 2019 - 

Sure could have used a giraffe. But i have not seen all my child's worries run away as fast as they did when she was feeding those animals... and my child is 23 yrs old. thank you for making such a memorable and smile filled Mother's Day for us!


April 29, 2019 - 

The Safari was fun for my 3 kids. The petting zoo part was a little dissapointing. Overall the experience was good.


April 21, 2019 - 

It was a ton of fun and the animals were incredibly friendly. Our three year old had a blast.

"Great Grandson Visit "

April 14, 2019 - 

Interesting afternoon, however, could not hear guide over sound of tractor. Others remarked the same. Thought there would have been more variety.

"great place"

April 7, 2019 - 

A wonderful place to take kids. Loved it. Great staff and facilities.

"We had a great time ! Triplet one day old baby goats! When the 15 year old male kept oooing and awing you know it's a good experience !"

March 31, 2019 - 

Very well run! Animals looked very good so you knew they were healthy. Tour was just the right length, didn't run out of food until the very end.. Thanks again for such a nice time ! Would love to go back and stay in one of the cabins.

"Fun Time"

March 30, 2019 - 

The staff did a nice job of making us feel that they cared about us having an enjoyable time. It was fun to get up close to the animals. And, the baby goats were such fun!

"Excellent adventure "

March 19, 2019 - 

This was a memorable experience for my 5 year old and 2 year old. To be honest my husband and I had a great time too. We will definitely be back.


March 19, 2019 - 

Well maintained area for animals, friendly staff, great family atmosphere. Fun tour with hands on feeding. Bathrooms and hand washing areas very clean. Close to Austin!!

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March 14, 2019 - 


"Fun experience at The Exotic Resort Zoo"

March 11, 2019 - 

What an awesome experience to be able to feed, pet, & interact with all the animals in the zoo. Tour was the perfect length...not at all rushed and had lots of information about each animal in the park. Would love to visit again!!


February 21, 2019 - 


"It was great!"

February 3, 2019 - 

We went here for my birthday (I'm 49) and I had the best time feeding the goats in the petting zoo and feeding the animals on the tour. We will definitely being going back with the kids and grandkids!!

"The kids had a blast"

December 27, 2018 - 

It was really nice. Everyone we’re super nice and helpful - and the place seem really clean and organized.

"2nd visit, and still as great as the first one!"

November 24, 2018 - 


"Wonderful Experience "

October 8, 2018 - 

My boyfriend and I enjoyed of the wonderful experience offered at the zoo and safari. We loved feeding the animals, specially the goats and camel!

"A really fun experience!"

October 6, 2018 - 

This was an excellent little adventure for the family and grandson.

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