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The Exotic Resort Zoo Johnson City

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The Exotic Resort Zoo
235 Zoo Trail
Johnson City
TX
78636
Tel: 830 868 4357

Directions

The zoo is located at 235 Zoo Trail in Johnson City, which is just 4 miles north of the city itself on Hwy 281.

Where are we going today?

Get ready to have a WILD time at the Exotic Resort Zoo in Texas! The zoo is an amazing preserve, that actually houses and looks after several endangered species of animals. They do this to try and increase the numbers of the population, and to also provide an area where kids and families can encounter these amazing creatures. Pretty amazing!

The zoo is located on 137 amazing wooded acres, complete with several small lakes and creeks for the animals to enjoy. The animals come from all around the world, and even breed (so you might see babies!)

What's also great for kids at the Exotic Resort Zoo, is that they can not only learn about the animals, get up close to the animals, but they can TOUCH the animals - it's a fully interactive experience!

Did you know that more than half of the animals that are found in the park were (at one time or another) listed on the endangered species list? Kids - that means that there aren't many left in the wild and are on the verge of being extinct. It's a very sad situation!

What's great, however, about places like the Exotic Resort Zoo, is that they allow the numbers to build, so these animals will be around for many more generations. 

The zoo have daily safari tours, which are guided, which take you on a journey of over 500 animals. The whole family will be able to relax and hear all about the interesting facts of each animal. After the tour, you can head on over to the two petting zoos to be around all the playful animals. Super sweet! 

Get those cameras ready - the animals are ready for their close up! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$14.95 (not including feed)
  • Children$12.95 (ages 2 - 12 - not including feed)
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

Tours available 9am - 6pm. Last tour is at 5pm.

7 days a week

Teachers corner

The zoo really is a unique experience for kids to learn about the importance of looking after our planet and all the animals in it. Give them a call for school rates, and book in advance as they can only take so many classes per day. .

Any Top Tips?

Celebrating with the animals is a great way to have a birthday party! Animals from all around the world will be there as your child and their friends enjoy a fun picnic and get up close to these amazing creatures. .

Doing our bit

The zoo are dedicated to preserving these amazing animals. They look to increasing the numbers of those species close to being endangered, and try and bring the numbers up so we don't loose these precious species. It's pretty amazing! .

Need a little extra help?

If you need assistance, just give them a call before you head out and check how they can help you so they are prepared. .

Can I get one of those?

There of course is a gift shop - it's also the place you can pick up animal feed so they can eat right out of your hand! .

More information

If you want to extend your day out into two, the zoo have accommodations on site where you can have a fun cabin stay! The cabins are close to the roaming animals too - quite an experience! .

What people are saying?

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    I come here with my nieces every time I'm in town. For 4 adults and 2 kids, we usually get 2 big buckets of food and that seems to do us just fine. We love being able to feed all the animals out in the open before you actually get on the tram. It's always a hoot watching the goats try and nibble the heck out of everything they come into contact with. The tram ride itself is always and awesome experience. Being able to touch and feed the dozens of different animals they have there is a truly memorable experience. One day we vow to stay on the...Read More

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    UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE! ABSOLUTEL LOVED IT!!!! Worth the 1 hour drive from San Antonio. We have gone back twice now worth taking your adult friends , or take your children, it is entertaining, exciting, joy ride! You have these huge giant buffalos asking you to hand feed them and also giant camels, zebra, all kinds of exotic creations they are beautiful sight to see!

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    Great cabins and very friendly animals.

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    My husband and I took our boys here and we really enjoyed it! The staff is very friendly and accomodating. The tour was like no other we have experienced. These animals LOVED us and our food and went so far as to lick us repeatedly. (I suggest bringing wipes!) The staff are very helpful at answering questions about the animals and they are equally as patient with the kids handling the animals. The petting zoo was a blast. We were surrounded by animals just waiting to be feed and got to experience all of the different personalities of the...Read More

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by MsBehavinNation

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I come here with my nieces every time I'm in town. For 4 adults and 2 kids, we usually get 2 big buckets of food and that seems to do us just fine. We love being able to feed all the animals out in the open before you actually get on the tram. It's always a hoot watching the goats try and nibble the heck out of everything they come into contact with. The tram ride itself is always and awesome experience. Being able to touch and feed the dozens of different animals they have there is a truly memorable experience. One day we vow to stay on the property in one of their cabin rentals to get the true safari experience. Be sure to look online for coupons before you go!

by A Google User

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Yes, the cabins were rustic and small but what an incredible experience for our 2 year old. He was entertained with all the animals to feed, pet, love, and hug. The adults take a day trip to visit LBJ State Park and Fredericksburg. LBJ State Park has a living farm which is extremely educational for the kids and adults. There is plenty to do for all. This is a place to sit back and relax. Staff was extremely friendly. Besides the tour there is a wonderful petting zoo and animals to pet around the children's play ground area. We will visit again soon.

by A Google User

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My husband and I took our boys here and we really enjoyed it! The staff is very friendly and accomodating. The tour was like no other we have experienced. These animals LOVED us and our food and went so far as to lick us repeatedly. (I suggest bringing wipes!) The staff are very helpful at answering questions about the animals and they are equally as patient with the kids handling the animals. The petting zoo was a blast. We were surrounded by animals just waiting to be feed and got to experience all of the different personalities of the animals as well. Great job Exotic Resort...we can't wait to tell everyone about you.

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