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Franklin Drive Thru Safari

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Driving through the zoo was a real treat for my grandchildren, ages12, 7, 6, 5, 3, and 3. They... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Lydia M
College Station, Texas
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I have been to the Franklin Safari several times--have taken friends and family of all... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
College Station, TX
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4324 W US Highway 79, Franklin, TX 77856-4455
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The people who work here clearly don't know much about the animals, nor does it seem like they take good care of them. When we went, it was a cold, rainy day. The monkeys outside looked miserable in the cold, huddling in the corner of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Driving through the zoo was a real treat for my grandchildren, ages12, 7, 6, 5, 3, and 3. They loved feeding the animals and enjoyed holding some of the babies in the Baby Room. The giraffes were a big hit as well as the free...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lydia M
Reviewed 4 July 2018

I have been to the Franklin Safari several times--have taken friends and family of all ages--everyone loves it! It is always changing and growing, so each experience is a bit different, but always fun! It is small enough that you can't get lost, but with...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank buster002
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Ever petted a camel's nose or fed a giraffe lettuce? Well, visit Franklin drive thru Safari and you can do all that and more! Adults and children alike have a great time here.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank bestmomcat
Reviewed 22 April 2018

About 20 of us came here during a break from our basketball tournament. It was a BLAST! I called a day in advance and booked the safari ride as a group. They loaded us on a modified school bus, and off we went. The kids...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Misty L
Reviewed 18 December 2017

This was a very enjoyable afternoon. We spent about two hours walking through and driving through this wildlife safari park. Lots of animals that will come running up to your vehicle, of course they want a treat. LOL. If your windows are down they will...More

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank Eddie B
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

I had driven by this place a couple times on my way to North East Texas from the Austin area, but never had the time to stop. I decided on Thursday, on my way home I would drop and check it out and split up...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank 2015TravelA
Reviewed 9 December 2017

My husband, daughter and I had SO much fun! Such a large variety of animals! We were in awe. They also have an area where you can get out of your vehicle and feed giraffes, monkeys and kangaroos. It was a great experience! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank sherrydk_2000
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

What a fun thing to do! The animals were so full of personality and super interactive. The whole family had a blast being up close and personal with llamas, zebras, emus, water buffalo, axis deer, and so many others that we have no id a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank tonyagarrett
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome morning! If you’re looking for a few hours of entertainment with kiddos check this place out. Make sure to go in a utility vehicle or truck for the optional trails. Super affordable and only $5 a bucket to feed the animals. My son loved...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Katkernwein
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Response from Misty L | Reviewed this property |
Money to get in, and I can’t remember if you have to provide your driver license or not. That’s it. Easy peasy and super fun.