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Topsey Exotic Ranch and Drive Thru Safari Copperas Cove

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Topsey Exotic Ranch and Drive Thru Safari
945 County Road 118
Copperas Cove
TX
76522
Tel: 254 547 3700

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The animals are waiting for you just 10 miles north of Copperas Cove (near Killeen) at the intersection of fm 1113 and fm 580.

It's worth noting that the GPS can guide you to wrong location, sometimes up to 30 miles off course, so best call ahead to double check your directions and that your GPS has it correct.

Where are we going today?

Who's ready to go on safari!  You don't need to go all the way to Africa - just Topsey Exotic Ranch!

The lovely Texan climate is perfect for all the animals to keep them happy, and suited to keep families happy too! Enjoy the wildlife roaming nearby as you view them from the comfort and safety of your car.  Sometimes the animals might come right up to you! Just make sure you don't try and touch them - that's what the petting zoo is for!  Remember, even though they have sweet gentle faces, they are still wild animals.

What is the closest you have ever seen those cute black and white zebras that you always see on television in the plains of Africa?  You might get so close to those fur covered bison you might be able to smell them!  What can you see when you look into their eyes? 

Maybe you can imagine yourself deep in the forest when a family of deer troll past, or a cheeky monkey tries to get close to say hello!

If the kids do then want to spend some time petting animals, the petting zoo is the perfect place. A lot of the animals here are domestic, such as sweet little goats, the noisy cows, but they are still just as happy to see you and will love a nice patting!

The best time to visit is the late afternoon because the animals don't wander around as much when it's hot - so if you go around the middle of the day they might be sleeping or resting!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$11
  • Children$9 (Aged 3 - 12) - $1 for feed
  • Free Under: 2 years.
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

April to August 9am - 6pm/ Sept to March 9am - 5pm

I'm Hungry!

You can't eat the animal feed, but don't worry they have humans covered with the snack bar on site near the petting zoo that sells a range of hot and cold snacks, treats and drinks..

Any Top Tips?

Don't forget to bring your camera!.

More information

Give them a call on days you are not sure about the weather and see if they are open. .

What people are saying?

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    This was a blast! My husband and I took our 2 1/2 yr old this weekend and it was an AMAZING experience. The lady at the gate was great when we called and was willing to work with us cause we were going to get there right at the cut off time. Definitely recommend to give more than an hour for this. Take your time cause there is so much to see. The animals are so gentle and fun to watch. HAHA he camel is very outgoing and when he wants food he will take it LOL, he will reach in and steal the bag if he can so be careful LOL. I was a little disappointed...Read More

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    My boyfriend and I took our 10 year old nephew here. First time experience. We all really enjoyed feeding the animals, they are so friendly! We saw the hugest longhorn...we've EVER seen! BY the time we got to the camel, we were literally out of food and when he noticed, he started to gnaw on my car door! haha it was hilarious! great for adults and kids, although i think the price is a little high...should be like $10 per car. That would be more reasonable! great fun!!

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    The asain bear had the WORST cage I've ever seen.. But somehow it meets the "legal limits". I would rather be dead then be in that prison cell everyday. The bear only had a small bathtub type pool to cool off in. Its overweight because it has nothing to do, not like it has room to turn around.. it is horrible. I don't understand how a bear only "needs" a 20 by 15 foot cage, but the deer they have, get 500 acers of roaming room. I wouldn't pay a penny to get back in to that place. Topsey owners you should be ashamed. I will get the word out to everybody...Read More

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    Absolutely LOVE this drive-thru safari!! You get your moneys worth! I was surprised on how many different types of animals there were. From deer to water buffalos, emus to ostriches, monkeys, turtles, goats, camels, bison and even a tiger!! They have several long horns, one of which has the biggest, longest horns I have ever seen....AND he's soooo gentle!! I return every chance I get. It's a must see!

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    We took our son here last weekend and he absolutely loved driving thru the safari and seeing all of the animals come up to the vehicle. They have a large variety of animals including ostriches, ponies, rams, donkeys, alpacas and a very large and personable camel! I suggest you purchase 3-4 bags of feed as the animals come up expecting to be fed. The cost of this was $11 per adult and $6 per child, animal food $1 per bag - this is very reasonable for the experience. We will definitely go back again with our son!

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by Tabetha Lewis

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This was a blast! My husband and I took our 2 1/2 yr old this weekend and it was an AMAZING experience. The lady at the gate was great when we called and was willing to work with us cause we were going to get there right at the cut off time. Definitely recommend to give more than an hour for this. Take your time cause there is so much to see. The animals are so gentle and fun to watch. HAHA he camel is very outgoing and when he wants food he will take it LOL, he will reach in and steal the bag if he can so be careful LOL. I was a little disappointed in the exhibit area for the bear and tiger though. They should have more of a sculpted area with water and dens kinda like in a zoo for them. Their cage area is much too small for them considering how much land is available to work with. The price was reasonable however I think it should be more for per car rather than per person though. Get at least 3-5 bags of food ($1 each) We got 3 and even in the rushed hour we were there it was pushing it, we wanted to feed everybody LOL. We will go again for sure.

by Dakota Hykel

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The asain bear had the WORST cage I've ever seen.. But somehow it meets the "legal limits". I would rather be dead then be in that prison cell everyday. The bear only had a small bathtub type pool to cool off in. Its overweight because it has nothing to do, not like it has room to turn around.. it is horrible. I don't understand how a bear only "needs" a 20 by 15 foot cage, but the deer they have, get 500 acers of roaming room. I wouldn't pay a penny to get back in to that place. Topsey owners you should be ashamed. I will get the word out to everybody about your neglect.

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