Just an hour down the road in Jefferson, Texas is a very cool place to go if you are an animal lover.

The Lonesome Dove drive-thru Safari is a neat place you and the kids can visit and see and pet some awesome animals. The Safari is easy to find it is right off of highway 59 and takes about an hour from Texarkana. The staff was super friendly and I want to share some insider information for you. Make sure if you can get there early right when they open.

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When we arrived we were the second car through the gate and all of the animals were waiting for us. We were greeted by the buffalo and the Emu first. The Safari route is not too long and it has two loops one outer and one inner that give you a chance to see all of the animals.

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And they even have a petting zoo for the littles. With a small camel, pygmy goats, an alpaca, and pigs, even some small donkeys. My little girl really had fun at the petting zoo.

The Lonesome Dove Safari is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:30 am until 4:30 pm. Please make sure to call before you make the trip down. The number is 903 240 6180.


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