Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari, Jacksonville

#25 of 230 in Wildlife in Texas
Nestled in the lush piney woods of East Texas, 12 miles East of Jacksonville, TX. Cherokee Trace Drive-thru Safari is a wildlife park that is home to an amazing variety of wildlife. See over two dozen exotic and endangered species that thrive in an open habitat similar to their native territory. At your own pace, enjoy a self-guided drive through the hills and open savannahs of this 300-acre preserve.

From the comfort of your own vehicle, you can observe, feed, and photograph these beautiful creatures. This natural environment has miles of roads that take you into a whole different world.
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  • Took one our nephews for a day of summer fun. Had a great time- come in the morning when everyone is hungry and you will see all the animals.  more »
  • This was our second visit over the last 3 years and it did not disappoint!! We loved it the first time, but this time was even better!! Mike (the camel) was HILARIOUSLY invasive!! The cow and his tong...  more »
  • Always lots of fun! We laughed a bunch as we fed the animals. The rules say don't hand feed them, but many of them expect it, do f they boldly stick their heads in or near the windows as you toss the feed. BEWARE, some of them have horns that can scratch your car. Our grandson loved it!
  • We loved this. My kids loved being able to feed the animals and see them up close. I am glad we brought my sister's truck instead of my minivan, though. There are some hills and that east texas red clay dirt was wet that day, lol. There are picnic tables and stuff if you want to bring a sack lunch. The gift shop had some cute stuff and the prices were great. We will be going back.

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