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 feed at the office!
1. Children under 2 are free! 2. You'll want to purchase feed for the best experience!
235 Zoo Trail, Johnson City, Texas 78636
Our normal business hours are 9 am - 6 pm, seven days a week. We operate rain or shine... so don't worry about the weather. We are only closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The last car comes through no later than 5pm, so we recommend you be here early to guarantee your entrance!
We prefer that you use your tickets on the day of your arrival so that we can regulate traffic. If the situation arises in which you cannot use them for that day, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - and we can get you taken care of!
We are open RAIN or SHINE! Just dress for the weather!
My 5 year old granddaughter had a wonderful experience. We gave a sunroof in the car and she threw food to the animals through it. Her favorite was the camels! A camel stuck it's head in the window and surprised her Mom. We all had a good laugh. Thank you so much.
The animals were delightful, we saw so many babies and enjoyed feeding the animals.
It was good but expected to see more of a variety of animals.
A great collection of animals that will keep you and Your Grandkids entertained with all their antics around your car while feeding them.
the kids loved feeding the animals and everything was easy to navigate!
It was fun feeding the animals and getting to see them roam around. Only downsides/complaints: 1) No place to wash your hands or clean out your car at the end which is VERY much needed. 2) Some of the animals that you cant feed like the kangaroo are placed too far from the road to actually see. It would be nice if there was a way to at least be able to walk up to their cages, even from a short distance to see them
It was a great experience for my you g grandkids. It was interactive and close up and just the right amount of time. I highly recommend it.
My fiance, and step sister and I went to this zoo today. It was very much fun and we will be going back soon!
What a wonderful experience, from the staff coming out to the car to sign us in, to driving through the zoo interacting with the animals. At first we were worried about the animals if they would be aggressively pushing their heads into the car, but the animals were very sweet and not grabby at all. The camels poked their heads into the car and looked around, but let everyone pet on them and we didn't want to drive away from them. They are so fun. But we did drive on keeping space between us and the car in front of us and the car behind us did the same. Already loved this zoo and this made it new and exciting.
Such a fun activity for a family. We loved seeing all the animals and got some priceless pictures!
I highly recommend a trip through the zoo! Pure joy!
This was our second time in past few months. It makes us very happy. However we did experience a very rude group behind us. I called the number and they sent someone right away to ask them to back off and not follow so close. No problems after that. We will be back. Thank You.
Great experience driving through the zoo. We picked up 1 bag of feed and loved the interactions with all the animals next to our car. Wonderful photos and excitement for all the family.
It was such a great time with my mother and grandkids
We enjoyed interacting with the animals. It was a nice way to spend a an hour or two. The animals are very tame and friendly
I took the kids I babysit and they loved it! so worth the drive!
Our family(2 cars full) went to celebrate my husband's birthday as a fun adventure and now we can't wait to visit again. We put both cars on speakerphone so that we can talk about the beautiful animals, funny tongues, or ways they kept coming back for food. Spend the money and purchase several bags of food to spoil all these beautiful animals and experience feeding different species. I hope they keep the drive thru option permanent.
It is a great experience!! Be ready to have wipes or something to clean your hands at the end of it since there is not a station where you can wash your hands.
Was a great treat to see all the amazing animals. Well kept and worth the trip!
We had so much fun there today! Such a great place to take the kids. Highly recommend!
Great experience for the entire family. Animals are friendly and love to be fed. Definitely recommend this for everyone. We'll be returning to experience this again!!
1.5 hours of solid fun!!! Gentle animals and SO MANY!!!!!! Really impressed at number of different animals. ALSO BABY EMUS, BABY DEER, and BABY GOATS EVERYWHERE!!
I thought it was way overpriced we saw a giraffe on the flyer my little nephew was so excited that is his favorite animal but was told they did have one for many years was disappointed
There were large number of animals that were not shy sticking their heads in the car and eating out of our hands. Definitely recommend getting the sack of animal feed - this allowed our child to take a real close look at the animals. Most importantly the staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a flat tyre and they went out of their way to help us and get us back on the road safely.
I wish we could have seen some different animals but it was fun!
This was a great way to spend a socially-distance day. You really get to see the animals up close. It was a fun experience!
We always enjoy going there! We enjoyed self drive thru today! Tons of fun! Friendly, helpful staff!! Camels & Buffalo are our favorites...missed the cute Highland cow today though! Highly recommend!!!
My family and I had the best time at there! There was definitely no shortage of beautiful animals. We will be back!
We will be back! We had soooo much fun!
We loved driving our own car through the park and feeding the animals. If they continue with the drive your own car then it needs to be priced by the car and not by the person. It's still super fun and kids love it.Recommend it for sure!
We had a blast! I liked that we got to drive around in our own car. We went early in the morning when there was no traffic. We were able to take our time feeding and petting all the animals! I wish we would have bought more bags of feed (at least one for each adult and kid in our car). Can’t wait to go back. I wish there was a season pass option for us since were locals. We’d go once a week if we could.
The three of us loved the experience, and so glad to have something like this available at this time. My son's 10th birthday is today and we chose this instead of the party we couldn't have. He said it was the best birthday ever. The camel, large deer, and zebras were highlights but all the animals were awesome.
So many interesting and friendly species. Our granddaughters loved it, Be sure to buy plenty of food. Our four bags were not quite enough.
It was very cool to do the drive thru with my family. Got some really great pics too! 😉👍🏼
I took my 4 year old twins and we had an awesome time!! The camels were so fun!
Our 2.5 year old grandson had the best time ( as did his grandparents).....we’ll be back!
Not only did my 7&4 year old girls enjoy this, me and my husband did also..I just wish I would have had more than two bags of food. We will be back soon. Thank you for such a unique animal encounter.
Everyone had a great time driving through the zoo and interacting with the animals. From my teenager to my toddler! That doesn't happen often so I call it a win!
Great time for the family! Cute, friendly animals!
Took my 5 yo granddaughter it was our first time she was flipping out feeding all the animals
What a great time! The animals had us in stitches. Some were shy, some were very assertive. Lots of drool. Really cool experience! 10/10 would recommend to everyone I know!
I thought it was awesome for the first time there and first time ever doing a drive thru with a personal vehicle. I would definitely be taking my family back.
Soo much fun
It was a nice drive through. There was a bit of wait at the entrance because of so many visitors but once inside the drive was nice and smooth with a good collection of animals to look at. My 2yr old had fun and we enjoyed as well. Will be back soon :)
Nice place. You get to feed and interact with the animals from very close by I feel the place is expensive for the variety of animals. We have seen much more for similar money at other places.
Thanks for the quarantine drive thru service. Was nice to get out and have a family day even in the car!
So much fun! It was a bit messy with the animals eating out of your hand but who cares!! Love it. Make sure to bring your less favored car.
sweet animals and friendly staff
Hour and a half to really get started, then an hour an a half to finish the route. Make sure you are prepared for that - but it was a blast and I will be back!
Beware the Scottish Cows.
Such a great experience!
Loved the park. We got 5 bags of food for 4 people that was good amount. Feeding animals were so much slobbery fun. The park keeps going and going. Just when you think you have seen and feed everything, you find the camels then the bison then the adorable cows. Will do this again.
Best place for family entertainment!! We enjoyed interacting with the animals and the staff was friendly. The drive through experience was the best idea during the pandemic. We will definitely return! Looking into cabins for our next trip.
The animals appeared to be well cared for and were quite tame and friendly. It was fun feeding them. I enjoyed the okapi, bison, emus, and antelope. My wife liked the elk and ram goats.
Great experience fro young and old—we came during pandemic so it was all drive though, took about 1.5-2 hours.
We loved it. My grandkids had a awesome time.
My husband, 18 month old son, and me all had an amazing time! Lots of animals who were definitely not afraid to approach and were really friendly. Staff was very professional and nice. Beautiful drive from Austin. Definitely a great place to take the family, especially if you are looking for activities during Covid-19.
The kids had an amazing time and loved the variety of animals. The camels and buffalo were their favorite.
We had a great time on the self guided tour and we enjoyed feeding the animals from the back of the car. The animals were friendly and there were enough animals to keep the kids entertained even when the cars went slow.
I would definitely recommend this place. The animals are all amazing and very friendly as well as the staff. The only reason I did not give it a five is because they do not control the traffic as well as they need to. We sat in a line of 15 cars for 30 minutes because one car would not continue to drive forward and the park employees had to drive out to keep the line moving.
We enjoyed getting to be in our own car and having two bags of food for the animals. The children, ages 1 & 3, fed every animal that was allowed and petted as many as they could. The animals were tame and seemed to enjoy the attention. We will plan a new trip soon. We were super impressed.
A nice diversion for the kids and lots of fun. Nicely run.
Driving through and feeding the critters was worth every penny an the 80 Mike drive
Entertaining for all ages!
Loved the animals and the whole experience!
I've always enjoyed coming to see the animals, they are so cute and most are sweet and friendly! Unfortunately due to Covid 19, the petting zoo was shut down and we had to drive our own cars. The amount of feed was not enough to go through the whole park, so we ran out of food half way through. Another disappointment was that we didn't get to kiss the camels, they were not interested in greeting the cars. Cant wait for guided tours to resume and for the petting zoo to open, will be back for that!!
Fun for the entire family, such a treat! Would absolutely do again.
Great family fun! Just as advertised
We took our grandson and we all loved it!
Kids and adults had a blast!
My children had such an amazing time. But was so nice to get out of the house for a few hours and see and hear my children laughing!
Loved and enjoyed it! The grand baby’s enjoyed it as well! Unfortunately, due to the virus we were unable to stop into the gift store .
We had a great visit and loved seeing all of the animals who would come up to the car and eat 😁 we would love to stay in a cabin one day for a vacation
Fun and twins had sooo much excitement they fell asleep right after it was over..
Loved the exotic zoo, they has lots of deer, elks, camels, and all other kinds animals. The best part was that all the animals were out and interactive. Looking forward to renting a cabin sometime soon.
So much fun !! Get there early !
We enjoyed it!
Because we couldn't do a traditional birthday party, we took my son and his siblings here for his 12th birthday. It was DELIGHTFUL! Even my 14 year old son, who rolls his eyes at everything, was giggling and smiling! Love driving through in our own car (I've done the truck before). Sooooo many animals who want to feed!
Lots of interesting animals. Fun experience for the kids. Worthwhile.
This was our second trip this week and loved it!
We loved it !! The animals were awesome...exciting feeding them...just a fun time!! Worth every dollar!!
I took the kid I babysit and we loved it!!!! Make sure to buy a bag of feed. One is good for two! Don’t forget the animals towards the end.
Haven't had that much fun in a long while. Lot's of folks ahead of us so going pretty slow and this camel kept following us and putting head into window for my wife to feed. So funny. I had buffalo slobber on my hands and shorts and no towel to wipe it off. Remember to take one with you. SO many deer and huge variety. Some like 3' tall with 3' antlers. Had an ostrich try to take my watch off. We laughed till our sides hurt at the animals with their heads in our windows begging for food.
It’s my son’s first birthday. Since we can’t hold a bit party for him, we decided to come to the zoo. It’s definitely a wonderful Decision. My son, me and my husband, my parents, everyone had fun. My son had a great Birthday birthday
It was fun and interesting. I recommend it, kids love it.
We obviously are in weird times. My boyfriend got me the drive thru zoo pass for my birthday and it was the best experience and gift I've ever been given! So much so that we went back the next week, posted our experience on social media and several of our friends went. Loved every second! Shanna
I have a teen and a pre teen and we all had so much fun!! We can’t wait to go back :)
Staff was very friendly and very informative. The whole experience was a blast. My 3 kids had a great time. We will be back.
My husband and I had a great time!
We adored our morning here! We arrived at 10am on a Tuesday and it took us about an hour to go through. The animals were so friendly and we got to see them all up (very!) close. We especially loved the camels. This is the most fun we have had in a long time! Highly recommend this to anyone. We live in San Antonio and will be back again!
Was so much fun to see and feed the different animals and see how clever some of them are.. Just wish there were labels with pictures of which deer was which!
The animals were friendly and lots of them
The animals & property are gorgeous. We had so many laughs and smiles in such a short period of time.
We were meet by a very friendly and knowledgeable person. Sad we couldn't buy tshirts because of Covid19 to mark this first time experience with our granddaughters. Definitely something we will do in the future. Thanks for helping us to create memories with our granddaughters.
They are doing a great job during a difficult time. Greeting was quick and professional. The animals are lovable beggars. It was really a pleasant and fun outing. Thank you
The kids thoroughly enjoyed the day at the drive-through zoo. They loved feeding all the animals and we got some great photos. Thanks for the hand washing station after...we need it!
I took my mom, my daughter (5), and my son (15 mo). We had THE BEST TIME! We drove in from Austin, and I have never laughed so hard. I wish I would have bought 4 bags of feed, instead of 2. We absolutely loved it and can't wait to come back!
We loved our trip to the Exotic Resort Zoo. This was our first time. My 3 and 5 year olds had a blast feeding the animals. We got one bag of feed and that was plenty. The animals were all very sweet and super gentle with my little guy. This was a great day trip and a pleasant break from our never ending quarantine. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
We had such a great time!
We had a great afternoon trip to the Exotic Resort Zoo! They have made wonderful adjustments to accommodate the current COVID19 situation. Highly recommend!
My wife and I were worried about going anywhere during all the madness happening right now but were so happy with how they had prepared and adapted for visitors during this time.
Loved it! Our kids really enjoyed it as well!
This is a amazing zoo. You get to feed the animals and the staff is great. My kids love this place. We have been a hand full of times and will be back again
This was a great day for my 3 year old grandson and the adults in the car. The zoo is great - the animals were very cooperative and came right up to the car. The food lasted the whole trip and the staff was super friendly. Highly recommend!
Lots of animals to feed and loved the camel and baby emmous
There was nothing we didn’t love...animals were great, drive thru was long...perfect! Kids loved it!!
We really had a great time!
We did the drive through at the zoo and it was great for the entire family!!! Everyone was super friendly and the animals were neat to see. Some even wanted to get in the car🤣
This place is awesome. I highly recommend! Even if you don’t have kids, my husband and I loved it and geeked out the whole time! We have a 2 year old. He sat in my lap and loved it too. I can’t wait to take family there and take my son back again. Get at least 2 bags of food, I’d say get one bag per window you want animals to come to so if you have older kids in the back seat, get them a bag too. Loved it.
Such an awesome place to go out safely during quarantine! My kids were so happy! We spent about 2 hours there, and enjoyed every minute tremendously. The animals are super friendly and we got to feed most of species. Thank you so much for providing an opportunity to communicate with animals during these difficult times. We'll definitely return here!
Wonderful experience!! The kids had a blast!!
Such a great socially distanced outting for 3 adults. Everything was clean, the animals friendly, and seemed well cared for. Great time.
Took my kids through the drive through today and they loved it, feeding all the animals and getting to pet them made their day.
The beginning is really slow, we wish we had known to expect that, it took about an hour. Once in, the animals were very friendly and loved eating out of our hands. Be sure to purchase lots of food bags.
It was great and employees where nice and courteous. Will come back again in the future.
up close & personal with tons of cute animals!
Staff was awesome and experience was fun for the adults and 2 year old! Can’t wait to go Again!
I feel they are really on to something with the drive-thru tours. I feels it works better than guided tours. However, I wish the line at the beginning moved faster and there were trail information such as: you are half way complete. That way people can ration their food better for the animals along the way. Overall, we had a great experience- most of the animals look very clean and well taken care of.
It was so fun. My kids loved it. It was the highlight of the corona season.
It was super fun, the staff was super friendly and the kids loved it!!! Totally worth it!!!
We enjoyed seeing all the animals.
We had such a great experience here for our daughter’s birthday during the quarantine. I was so pleased to see the measures the staff were taking to keep themselves & guests safe. It was so neat to be able to do something like this for our daughter since she couldn’t have a party with friends or family. And we timed it just right at opening on a Thursday morning. No wait at all, almost no one else there yet, and we felt like we could take our time and had the whole zoo to ourselves. The animals were so calm and friendly. We got to experience them all. Super cool.
Worth every penny!! Helpful staff, friendly animals, lots of laughs, and wonderful memories!!
Our family has really enjoyed visiting the zoo! They have beautiful animals and the staff is wonderful. Thank You!
We took advantage of the drive-thru experience last week and the whole family has a blast! It was a unique and fun family day and we laughed and giggled the whole time. We decided it was the most fun we have had all year, and that kind of fun is so necessary during this unsettling time in history. We will definitely be back!
We arrived early and the drive through was fantastic! We laughed so much when the animals would stick their head in the car! It’s a great place and very reasonably priced. We will be back!
We come once or twice a year during normal operations to enjoy the animals. Getting to feed the animals directly from our own car was such a fun and unique experience! We laughed, we shrieked, we argued over which babies were the cutest...overall we had a fabulous time and are so glad we went. Then we came come and continued our “homeschool field trip” lesson by reading and learning about each of the animals. Thank you for this enriching experience!
My kids loved it...the camel I thought might hop in and come home with us! Everything was set up perfectly, and it was easy to get in and take the tour. Thank you for making this possible for our families during this time!
We LOVED it! Thank you!
the two 9 year old boys loved it. One had been several times and the other it was a new experience. Both want to come back after the crazy is over and hopefully ride in the trailer & pulled by the tractor--maybe even stay in the cabin and swim in the pool.
I've lived in the Austin area for 9 years and didn't even know this wonderfully fun attraction was here! They were offering the drive-through experience only during the covid business restrictions and it was just my husband and I, and we loved it! Megan greeted us and was very friendly, happy, and informative. We bought food pellets and fed and interacted with lots of lovely animals while driving the path around the zoo. We will definitely be back to do it again. So fun!
We had a blast! Nothing beats feeding a camel from the comfort of my vehicle.
Nice variety of friendly animals. Love the ostrich, camel, & assortment of deer, etc. Self-driving was great.
Lots of friendly and hungry animals! Kids and I enjoyed feeding them! Loved the camels! One got a little feisty so be attentive!
So much fun for our whole family. Easy drive. Took us close to an hour to do the tour in our own car. We laughed a lot..the animals are very tame, and it was a blast seeing them so close and feeding them.
It was amazing the kids had fun feeding the animals. It was a one of a kind for me and we hope that we can come again!!!
Followed our kids & grandkids in another car. We could keep distance, but film each other. Came home with hilarious videos. Worth every penny.
We went this morning to celebrate our son's 6th birthday and had a wonderful time! I can see how it could become very congested during busy times and highly recommend arriving as soon as they open. We will definitely go back if this excursion continues to be offered the future!
Great experience. Friendly staff
I think it was my favorite Mother’s Day. The animals were so fun and sweet and we had so many laughs. My whole family enjoyed it and have wonderful memories and photos. Nice to get up close and personal with sweet animals while maintaining social distance from people!
We visited this zoo regularly before they opened up driving through in your own vehicle and it continues to exceed our expectations!
This is a great place to have fun with the family. Great memories made.
We got to feed and pet animals from our car that we have never been up close to ever before. It felt like the movies. There was a slight traffic hold up near the most unique animals but other than that we would recommend to anyone
Staff figured out a way to give us a fun day and we appreciated their effort! We also are excited to use the return pass when the quarantine rules relax.
We had such a great time here! We arrived right at nine and had a peaceful drive, though someone started tailing us at the end & I can see how that could be stressful. Otherwise the zoo is well-run and the animals are cute and look happy.
We really enjoyed the zoo! Would have given a five if cars had moved off the cattle guards which girl had instructed to begin with. Employees should have moved those cars vocally! But great granddaughter was thrilled anyway. Thanks for great day!!
the animals were very tame and my kids had a great time
I loved being able to interact with all of the different types of animals. It made for a fun Mother’s Day morning! Thank you!
Very well run. Lots of beautiful animals to see. Staff is extremely friendly. My kids had an incredible time.
Had an excellent time! Totally worth it
We had a great time! Good family fun!
Laughed so much we cried!!!
Our family loved it!
Had a blast!
Went with family for mothers day and enjoyed ourselves!
It wasn’t as fun driving throuin your own vehicle versus the trailer tour
The entire family loved being up close to the animals! We would definitely visit again. What a unique experience!
My parents, my son, my sister and myself had a really great time! I recommend getting a bucket of food to feed the animals!
The whole family enjoyed the up close experience. Just make sure you get a car wash after your adventure.
We had a blast on the drive through. some people crowded us and we let them pass. I think the full experience would have made me give it a five. We fed a lot of deer. The camels and zebras stayed away. I think we were ok with that though. A very nice afternoon. We went on a Friday and was busy but not horrible. Use the bathroom before you go (no pubic restroom) and bring wipes.
Awesome place!!!!!! So much fun!!!!!!!!
This was our first time at the Exotic Zoo and my boyfriend and I can’t wait to rent a cabin for a weekend getaway. Thank you for such an amazing experience
We had such a great time taking our two toddlers through the zoo!
Loved being able to drive thru and feed the animals.
Our two kids, 10 and 6, had a wonderful time! We parents did too! We did the drive thru experience and loved all the animals. Worth the drive from Austin!!!
We loved it! The animals and grounds are beautiful. Such a fun time
Variety of animals and perfect for little kids. Not too long, not too short, and friendly animals.
Sooooo amazing! One of the coolest experiences we’ve ever shared as a family. Go when they first open. Drive-thru zoo FTW!!
Our family had a great time there today! Thank you for providing a safe environment with lots of friendly animals to see and feed.
Even though it was busy and only a drive through zoo, the staff was extremely friendly and efficient. They did their best to get people through check-in and moving along on the drive. We got two small buckets of food and it lasted the whole time. Granted we conserved to make it through, but it was a generous serving. I’m sure the experience would be very different if the tours were running. All in all, we enjoyed feeding the animals and seeing the babies.
My kids and I had a great time at the zoo! It was a great escape from quarantine to get out and enjoy the wildlife. I enjoyed reading about the animals on their website as we drove through.
Great, interactive fun for the whole family.
We had a great time at at the drive through Safari. Interacting with the animals was great, some of them had amazing friendly personalities.
We finally made it out there, and it was just beautiful!! The people were amazing, the animals were out and everywhere. I found some new beautiful friends🥰🥰🥰 Highly recommend!!!
Even the teens were entertained by the self-drive through the exotic park.
Animals are very friendly
Good 1.5-2 hour experience. Bring plenty of sanitizer !
This was such a blast! We have a 4 year old and 1.5 year old and they loved it! They sat in our laps the entire drive around and loved feeding the animals. There are SO many animals to see!! We got there about 930am on a Friday and it took us a little over an hour to go through, perfect amount of time. The place was wide open and very pretty. Thanks for a great trip!
Exotic Resort Zoo was the absolute best! It was so much fun having the animals come right up to the car and getting to feed them. Highly recommend!!!!!
Animals were really cute! It was fun to feed them.
Great place to visit with the animals. Animals also seem to be enjoying the experience. Not like any zoo we’ve visited before.
My one year old loved it and so did my 8 year old niece!!! Loved every second
So easy to get checked in!
It was so cool and loved by all. Very gentle, beautiful animals on a sprawling piece of hill country beauty!
There are so many animals and they obviously love to interact with people. The whole family had a great time! We will definitely be back, we want to stay in one of the cabins!
A great getaway for my grandkids. They enjoyed seeing and feeding the different wildlife. The animals were so tame. We arrived shortly after opening and the animals were hungry and ready to be fed.
It was a fun experience to get to feed the animals from our own vehicle! The kids loved it!
The whole family was belly laughing, it was so much fun!
We had a blast! It was so much fun feeding the animals. In awe of the camels and zebra! A lot of deers tho but so cool driving thru the zoo!
We loved seeing and feeding all the animals. Being able to see so many different breeds and types of animals was amazing!!
Well executed instructions. Nice way to get out of the house and have fun!
The camels and zebras and buffalos were highlights.
What an amazing animal experience. I had no idea how up close and personal we'd get with the animals. Our seats are covered in animal slobber and hair, bit so worth it. I so recommend it. Bring wet wipes and hand sanitizer though for when you're done :)
The animals were so cute. They’d stick their head in the car salivating at the food bucket.
Our family loved the adventure!
We had a truly great experience with our three kids at the resort zoo today. The staff was prepared and kind. The whole process start to finish was great and we talked about what a great time we had the whole way back. Will return. : )
This place was a blast. Being a grown as man I had so much fun and felt like a kid. My wife and kid also had a blast and really enjoyed ourselves. We hope to visit again.
Our entire family enjoyed this field trip to the Exotic Zoo! The animals were friendly and came right up to the car and the kids really enjoyed feeding and petting them. They were also very tame. LOVED the ability to drive through the zoo!
Loved it, animals were friendly and eager to come to our car to eat. Fun experience for everyone!
Such a great time for the whole family. We will be back!
We really enjoyed our drive through of the Exocet Resort Zoo. The check in process was simple and easy. We did not have any major hang ups while driving. People do stay a while at the camels. My kids enjoyed the experience!!
we have been there multiple times including staying overnight in their cabins. This is the first time for drive through. The only issue we had was the inconsistency when it came to getting in. We watched 8 cars that got there well after us go in while we sat and waited for an unknown reason. We were in the lane farthest from the building and watched the other lane continue to go in with no communication as to why our line was made to wait. Once through the gate into the zoo, awesome, beautiful!
The people were great & the animals were wonderful. Definitely will recommend to other people.
This a great activity for showing your kiddos something really amazing while still keeping a distance. The staff is on point w/ taking caution for guests & animals.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Exotic Resort Zoo Drive-Thru this past weekend!! Also very COVID-19 friendly for the current circumstances that we're living in!
Well run, good Covid 19 procedures in place, variety of animals, friendly staff. Thank you for providing a safe activity for my 13 year old granddaughter’s birthday.
1000 stars...the ostrich literally stuck it's head in the car and stole the food out of the bucket in my lap The elk was majestic and slobbered all over my leg. The zebra was funky and wanted lots of treats. The llama was just...a llama...and had attitude and still won my heart! Suggest a post visit shower area to hose off. Even a sprinkler to run through would suffice.
My family and I had a great time
We had a great time at the Zoo. The animals were very engaging, the food amount was generous, and the size of the zoo was perfect. We read reviews about long wait times so got up early and were there right at 9 and were able to straight in. It was awesome.
Good day out during COVID!
Amazing experience! Drove 1.5 hrs and it was well worth it. Check in was fast, got our bucket feeds, and animals were up close and personal!! Loved it!!
It was good, the safari in Franklin tx has a few more different animals plus giraffes. This place was good also
My kids and I loved it! Seeing all the different animals was so fun!
Great experience, friendly staff and a wonderful family activity.
The park was well organized and well maintained. We were amazed how many varieties of animals we saw. We’ll definitely be back.
So fun!! Well organized and easy to do!
My grandsons and I were awed by the zoo from meeting the crew at the entrance to experiencing the up close meeting of the animals and amazed with God's creation.
The kids loved it! Definitely a great break from Austin!
So much fun to be able to see the animals up close and feed them. Great way to get out of the house with or without quarantine and driving through made it feel safe and secure.
We really enjoyed our visit to the zoo! Purchasing tickets and food online was very easy! The zoo was efficiently run and the line moved quickly at check in. We purchased 2 small buckets of feed (1 for driver & 1 for passenger) which got us through the entire zoo and was fun for each of us. We wore latex gloves, which I recommend bc some animals have a lot of slobber and will get it all over your hands when feeding them, and hand sanitizer for easy hand cleaning. Enjoy!!
So fun!! The kids loved it!!
Really enjoyed this. The team were very communicative and cautious about space during COVID. The animals were not... haha... and we loved feeding them and seeing them all. So friendly. What a great experience. Highly recommend and we will be back.
The drive through went relatively well, the drive does need some repairs as it becomes very narrow in some areas. There should be added fencing at the cattle guards, bring it to a V thus not allowing the animals to walk on it. Also, there needs to be shelters, trees for the animals. They need protection from the weather, from the sun. Thank you,
We had a blast driving through the park. We wish we would have had one more bucket of food because we were having so much fun feeding the animals. Definitely worth a trip to Johnson City!
We had a great time going through the drive through zoo! It was fun feeding all the animals!
It was so much fun & the animals were very friendly. Thank you for staying open in times likes these.
So many giggles!
My daughter turned 17 today and she wanted to visit your zoo. She had an absolute blast! Her favorite animals are the highland cows and she was so excited to get to feed those. We will be back once you open back up for regular tours!
It was wonderful and our kids loved it!
We absolutely loved our visit to the zoo. This place is beautiful...between the gorgeous roaming animals and the savannah-esque landscape we felt transported to another time and place. We'll definitely be back!
Our 14 month old LOVED this and the animals were all sweet, gentle, no worries at all about little accidental nibbles. I won't go to traditional zoos at all, because they are so sad for the animals, but the animals here all seem extremely happy as they are very free to roam considerable area.
We had so much fun! We bought 2 buckets of food and that's was perfect, although the animals are pretty greedy!!! Bring some wipes or towels as you get drooled on alot😂!
We all had a great time at the Exotic Zoo. Although we had to go through in our own cars, it was still exciting for my 3 year old grandson as well as the adults! It is always so fun to feed the animals.
It was a wonderful and a great experience for the kids. They loved seeing the animals up close and be able to make new memories with each other. They provided a reasonable amount of food and a reasonably long trail. Great service was provided as well along with amazing animals.
Loved every part of having these friendly creatures interact with us!
Loved it!! People were super friendly!
This is fun for all ages.
Very friendly! The small bucket of food was still a lot of food. Plenty of animals. Will definitely go back!!
Animals were great and the lids had a blast!
Everyone enjoyed feeding the animals. Very cool.
super cool experience for the family
Considering they had not operated as a self-drive-through previously, we thought they did a great job. The animals are sweet and love the bucket treats we bought. We have two kiddos, we got two small buckets. I would recommend at least one small bucket per child, if not one large bucket. We ran out of food before the end, so our kids were disappointed because they didn't have anything for the bison or llamas. There were not as many varied animals as we thought based on photos. And it's not the zoo's fault because people will be people, but the car in front of us (with only adults in it) stopped for up to 8 minutes in some of the animal groups, which is a long time for kids to sit and wait. On the flip side, the car behind us did not adhere to the 2-car length and was right up on us, very impatient when there was nothing we could do due to the car in front of us. We kept hoping a zoo person would drive along in an ATV and give reminders to everyone.
We went to 4-29-2020 for my daughters birthday and she said this is the best day ever. We had so much fun and can’t wait to come back!!
Our whole family of three generations enjoyed feeding and observing the exotic animals. The staff was super friendly and welcomed us back.
The start was very frustrating as so many animals congregate at the fence crossings and too many cars just sit there blocking everything. Much more pleasant once some staff got people to move. Perhaps there would be some way to get some of the more charismatic animals like the zebras to not just stay at the gates.
I took grandkids and great grandkids. Was a very enjoyable experience ❤️👍🏻
This was a fun outing, staff was great and despite the restrictions from the current health situation, my granddaughter had a blast!!
They have worked really hard to make the changes needed for a drive thru zoo experience. Great Job! I was only told once “to speed up, there is a long line behind you”!
We had so much fun!
My 2 year old loved his trip to the zoo today. Thank you for allowing us to get out and have an amazing adventure
It was great! Some people took forever to move along, that’s not the parks fault. I just wish the employees would remind people to be more conscious of others.
It was awesome! The whole family had fun. Thanks
We had such a wonderful experience
There were many deer and not enough of other exotic animals. Overall the kids enjoyed it.
Super fun for kids especially. Most of the animals were pretty friendly and let us pet and feed them. And the buckets of food are generous! I’d recommended!
I loved the set up of how everything flowed. Sweet animals. Enjoyed feeding them.
The Zoo Crew were so helpful and sweet! Driving through with our buckets of food and being able to see such beautiful, exotic wild life was something my kids won't soon forget. Thank you for such a great experience!
We laughed so hard with our three-year-old grandson it was his birthday today and he loved every second💙
The animals were great and so thankful they are open for us to drive through.
Will be back!
We had the best time!
Great outing. Combination of leisure and excitement!
Did a great job with something to do during these tough times
We enjoyed getting out of the house and staff was very friendly. We and the kids really enjoyed feeding the animals. Thanks! We will be back.
Great job with the lines seeming long the cars are moved through very efficiently and plenty of animals to see and hand feed from the car. Don’t use all the food up in the first half, there are bison and wooly cows near the end. Awesome
Staff was fast and friendly, loved the laid back atmosphere, most of all the amount of animals. My young kids all had such a blast.
Great time for the kids, ran smooth maybe even more fun than the regular rides!
We loved it! Loved the fact we could drive though in our own vehicle
My 5 year old loved it!
We have been to this zoo a couple times before and while i miss the experience of having the guides tell us about the animals, Having the personal car drive through option was a really great outing with the kids during social distancing restrictions. Bring a towel and hand wipes to clean up all the slobber! :D
Sweet and friendly animals! Go in morning before it gets hot. My 14 and 11 year old had a great time.
It was a such a joy to drive through the exotic zoo! We went early (9:07 am) and there was a very little wait. The small bucket of food is a kid's beach pail size bucket, which was larger than we imagined it would be.
We had a great time! Staff were present all throughout the park to keep things moving and make sure cars didn't get backed up. Animals were very friendly and came up the the car. Great safe activity to do with family during the quarantine. Already looking into cabin rentals for when they open again.
Well run, animals are treated well, friendly, kids loved it
The staff are always so friendly and helpful! We had four generations driving through the safari and we all enjoyed it so much. Love the animals!!!! We will be back!
loved all the animals, enjoyed the variety
Our family had a fantastic time at the zoo! The staff were super friendly, the animals seemed well cared for and mellow. The camels were our favorite; we haven’t squealed and giggled with glee like that as a family...ever. We will definitely return!
I know this is not the way they usually operate but we were very happy with our experience and the fact that we get to go back for an actual guided tour when they re-open for normal experiences was great. Thanks for a wonderful, much needed, day of fun.
We all loved it! So glad you can find ways to stay open amid pandemic. Animals looked great!
A good experience for the family while social distancing.
The whole family had a blast! Highly recommend this place!!
We had the best time here! Our 5 year old LOVED every minute and we did too! Too many laughs and giggles to count. Sweet, BIG animals were so fun and not shy at all. Definitely coming back!
Great time and worth the fun experience during COVID-19
We had a blast!
Loved the drive thru zoo. Great safe outing during these socially distant times. Really cool animals That will come right up to the car and eat from your hand or bucket. Definitely worth the drive up from San Antonio. Looking forward to a guided tour when they are able to fully reopen!
It was so fun and the kiddos loved it!
We thought they did a nice job of getting to see animals in a enclosed space. The staff was friendly but not as friendly as the cow.
We have been living through a very stressful time. What a joy it was to here the young boys howling with laughter. The adults loved every minute. We will check into getting a room.
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the zoo! The animals were beautiful and the drive through tour ran very smoothly!
My family and I had a great time driving through the Exotic Resort Zoo. There was a lot of stop and go traffic but considering this isn't the normal operation we still had a lot of fun. We can't wait to go back for a guided tour and visit the petting zoo.
We loved every minute of this zoo!!! The kids felt safe in the car and we wer able to feed the animals safely!!!! Our kids 2&5 had a blast and we will definitely do this again! I never write reviews and this one was much deserved!
We reserved online and came early, but there was still a slight wait to enter the park. We had to fill out a waiver that happens to be on their website, so fill out ahead of time and you'll save yourself and others time. We are a family of five (three kiddos) and purchased four small buckets of feed. We fed all the animals and had enough to last to the very end so it was perfect. Since we were early the animals were hungry so despite all the people ahead of us, we had plenty of opportunities to hand feed the animals. Friends of mine who went later in the day said they had fewer animals approach their vehicle because the animals were full. Overall the kids really enjoyed the visit. Some of the larger animals peeked their heads in the truck for food and caused lots of excitement. It took approximately two hours to complete the safari which was likely due to the high number of vehicles. Luckily we brought water and snacks, and of course wipes and hand sanitizer. I would've given a five, but I had hoped to see more of a variety of species. Overall, still a great experience and a much needed time out of the house.
We went during the stay home stay safe time. I think they did a great job of adapting and figuring out how to still allow people to interact with the animals all while staying in their own car. One recommendation I would have is labeling the park/drive a little better so we can better ration our food. There is a map to follow, but there seems to be the same animals no matter where you were on the drive (to the unfamiliar eye..).
We bought tickets in advance and on our way the site showed our day was sold out which made me a little nervous. But it was wonderful! Small wait at check in but staff was taking precautions and we did not have to leave our car. The animals were amazing, and many came right up to the car. Will go again after shelter in place is lifted!
The animals were super cool and mostly very gentle. The zebras were gorgeous and there were so many adorable babies running around.
I literally thought I was a kid again!!!! What a great place!! LOTS OF ANIMALS. All very well kept, and the place itself was immaculate!! Very friendly people who are making THE BEST of the situation.
We had a great time. I was a nice getaway during this crazy time. Thank you
Enjoyed getting out of house and driving through and feeding the animals.
What a blessing this place was for us during this time. It lifted all our spirits and loved the whole experience
Today was our first visit and the boys and the adults loved it! It was more than we expected. Lots of animals, good variety and the perfect distance. Friendly staff. We will definitely be back and highly recommend.
The Exotic Resort Zoo did a wonderful job during our visit. The employees all took precaution with masks and distancing as best they could while serving the people not getting out of their vehicles. The were all very kind. We truly enjoyed driving thru and feeding/petting the animals. The smiles on my children's faces made it completely worth the 1.5 hour drive! We will definitely be back :)
Loved seeing ALL the people there & supporting local business!
No complaints just pure family fun!
The drive they experience was great. Lots of friendly animals to eat out of your hands. Fun for everyone in the family!
Friendly and efficient staff. The animals were so perky and practically got in our car. So much fun! We can't wait to go back
The kids had the best time feeding the animals. We had lots of laughs and so much joy, especially after being cooped up for 6 long weeks. We sure hope they keep this option in the future.
Went during the Covid19 shut down to celebrate our son's 3rd birthday. Thank you so much for making it memorable! We enjoyed seeing all the animals and feeding them roght from our hands. The buffalo were the highlight! We will be back for our daughter's birthday in a couple of months!
Fun for ALL ages.
We loved it!!
We went to the Exotic Zoo this morning. Very organized. Paid in advance, little contact. The animals were happy to see us haha. The kids had a ball. Nice to get out of the house during these times! Thanks!
We had so much fun! Everyone was super nice including the animals. Thank you for having a place like this to visit, we’ll be back soon!!
Wonderful experience for all!!!
I took my five your old, bought one large and one small bucket of food, and then listened to him laugh hysterically for a solid hour. The animals were VERY friendly and while sometimes we were a little freaked out, that's what made it fun. The camels and ostriches were right up in our business and we loved every second. Can't wait to go back and take the rest of my kids. Great way to spend a day in the hill country.
We will be back !!
It is such a relief when I can take my children to a zoo without feeling horrible for the animals. They have a ton of space to roam but are very social! We had were able to pet the animals and feed them out of our hands consistently throughout our trip. The staff is very friendly too.
We all loved it. The only thing I wish we had was a map or an idea of when we were done. We gave out all the food we had and didn’t realize it was over.
i love go see animals since my girls first time driving thur zoo is amazing experience for them.
We laughed so hard at the animals antics from blocking the roadway to get food to slobbering on us. We had a great time. The length of the tour was perfect. Only downside was the inability to wash hands after the tour due to covid19.
Loved the up close encounters with the animals! Great check in process too!
There were so many laughs and smiles shared throughout this experience. I recommend this to anyone!
I can’t wait to go back and inner act with the animals!!
We never would have though going to the Exotic Resort Zoo would be this fun!! So many friendly animals that come right up to your car for a snack! My two sons were thrilled with the experience.
I have nothing but the most amazing feeling about the park itself and the staff, it was all lovely! They did such a great job keeping everyone safe and organized. I do wish there was some kind of mindfulness of other cars driving through (while we're driving through on our own at this time) to not spend a ton of time stopped feeding animals when there is a very long line of cars hoping to enjoy the experience, too.
We did the drive-thru this morning! Had the best time...the kids (ages 3, 4, 6, & 7) absolutely loved it!!! Lots of laughs & giggles! I think we liked this even better than the guided tours. Of course, now I need a good car cleaning...animal food everywhere, but sooooo worth it! Thanks for an awesome field trip!!!
We had a blast, the animals were friendly and so were the staff. We saw a pretty big snake there also.
More deer than expected
We had so much fun! I felt like a kid again! I forgot a out everything going on in the world and enjoyed myself! My daughter was a bit afraid of the animals but she loved it! I’d give 10 stars ⭐️ if I could! Can’t wait to come back!
I guess you don't normally do the self drive thru. Very creative on your part to keep the good times rolling. Just my wife and I today. We look forward to coming back with a group, once life returns to 'normal' Be Safe. Terry
We had a great time on our self guided tour! We were surprised at how friendly the animals were, so many came right up to us to eat from our hands. A few of the larger animals stuck their heads right in the car through the window!
Wonderful experience for all ages! The animals were friendly and fun to feed, can’t wait to go back again!
FYI Covid timing Drive through. The wait to check in and get food was about 30 minutes and staff was moving as fast as they could. When we left, the line had to have been close to 1.5 hours long and a mile down the highway just to get in!! The animals were so fun and we loved interacting with them from our car. There were plenty of opportunities to feed the animals. The only irritation was that there was no control over how fast the cars were moving through and the car in front of us was spending allot of time feeding each and every animal in the park. There was no way for us to pass him and the cars behind us started honking. That didn’t make for a very pleasant trip for us. If they could figure out how to monitor this better, they would be able to get people in and out and give each person a better opportunity to interact with the animals instead of the car in front of them. Overall, it was a good time.
This was worth every penny. We went on Monday around 10am and had 4 buckets, it was perfect. It was exciting to feed the animals interact with them. Kids wanted to stop at the gift shop and were sad to remember that social distancing and Covid-19 are still happening. Thanks for a great escape, even if it was just for a bit.
We all had fun driving thru in own car, kids want to stay in the cabins and go back all the times. Def worth the drive!
We had so much fun! My 4 year old son thought it was so cool, he was sad when it was over. All of the animals were friendly and the weather was perfect!
What an amazing experience for my family. The Zoo did an amazing job making sure everyone was safe and the animals are so well cared for. I am grateful the zoo remained open during this time so our family could go out and safely enjoy something during this lockdown. My only personal criticism is seeing an employee smoking in a company open jeep while out with the animals. Otherwise we had an amazing time and feel so happy knowing we are just 45 minutes away from such a wonderful place. We will be back for sure!
We have 5 and 7 year old boys and had the best experience at Exotic Resort Zoo. The animals were up close and personal and gave us all a fun morning, out of the house, but still safe with social distancing. I do recommend bringing handi wipes as your hands get pretty gooped up. It's important to support the local businesses so that once we get through this, we have these amazing places to visit.
Even though we couldn’t enjoy the Full extent of the zoo due COVID-19, the Drive through Safari was fun.
We loved everything. Loved being able to go at our own pace.
We were amazed at the variety of animals. There are lots of different types of dear, but also camels, zebras, emu, kangaroo.... the list goes in. Spring is fun because of all of the new babies. Feeding the animals was a blast! Get a large bucket, they are hungry!!!
What an awesome way to get out and do something with the family! We have been cooped up for weeks with the Coronavirus scare, so this was a great social distancing outing with our kids :)
Can't wait to come back post-Corona virus and have the full experience!
I visited while everything was shut down for the quarantine, so I was only able to do the driving tour, but it was an excellent hands-on outdoor experience. Perfect for children and young adults. Animals are engaging and curious and come right up to the car to be fed. Well maintained facility with a wide variety of hooved wildlife.
We loved the zoo. We had a blast. We will go back.
We’ve been here twice and both occasions were awesome!!!
Loved going in our own car, we had a really good time!
My daughter and I really enjoyed our visit today at the zoo
We love the zoo and the thousands of beautiful animals. It’s a fantastic organization!
This was a very cool experience! We did the "Drive Through" experience and it was totally worth it and so interactive. Highly recommend
Thank you for being open and allowing people to drive through to be able to feed the animals. Although it was super crowded, we had one of the best days ever! We are looking forward to coming back soon.
We had a blast!!!!
We went in the cold rain and it was still so fun! The animals are very interactive, it was a beautiful drive and we felt it was safe social distancing!
Making the best of social distancing with a drive thru experience. It was more personal than being on a trailer ride with lots of other people. Animals were sticking their heads inside the vehicle and getting very up close and personal. This made for great pictures of the kids some in awe and some panicking. Be ready for a little drool but a lot of fun!
Loved it ! Animals were amazing
Me and my grandson had a great times. We loved it!! We had a picnic and it was a wonderful time.
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.
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!
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!
We had a great time with our 3 year old for his birthday!
Excellent tour! Lots of animals! Great tour guide!
It was fun for the whole family. We had a great time. I would recommend it to friends.
It was an awesome first time experience @ the Exotic Resort Zoo!! Would recommend to anyone for some family fun
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!!!
Family loved the experience. Staff was awesome!
Very pleasant and close contact with the.animals
Was awesome the people were very knowledgeable and a wildlife was awesome
Very Family oriented. Driver was very informative.
I enjoyed it but mostly I enjoyed watching my wife & our 1yr old daughter enjoy themselves
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.
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!
The Safari was fun for my 3 kids. The petting zoo part was a little dissapointing. Overall the experience was good.
It was a ton of fun and the animals were incredibly friendly. Our three year old had a blast.
Interesting afternoon, however, could not hear guide over sound of tractor. Others remarked the same. Thought there would have been more variety.
A wonderful place to take kids. Loved it. Great staff and facilities.
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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!!
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!!
It was really nice. Everyone we’re super nice and helpful - and the place seem really clean and organized.
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!
This was an excellent little adventure for the family and grandson.