Autumn has arrived at Lonesome Dove Drive-thru Safari in Jefferson, Texas. Beginning this weekend look for the pumpkin patch adjacent to the petting zoo.

Take a photo in the pumpkin patch or purchase a pumpkin to take home after your visit. In addition, owners are working on a mini-train that is scheduled to open around Oct. 16. The mini-train will allow visitors to ride around the Lonesome Dove grounds of the safari. The price of the mini- train ride is still to be determined.

As many of you continue to social distance during this pandemic Lonesome Dove Drive-thru Safari guarantees a fun family-friendly environment with around 160 animals of all kinds.

  • Safari Animals:
  • Barasingha Deer
  • Fallow Deer
  • Fallow Buck
  • Red Deer
  • Highland Cattle
  • Blackbuck Antelope
  • Eland Antelope
  • Addax Antelope
  • Bison
  • Alpaca
  • Goats
  • Zebras
  • Wildebeest
  • Simitar Oryx
  • White Camel
  • Miniature Donkeys

Lonesome Dove also has a petting zoo that is free with safari admission.

Facebook, Lonesome Dove
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Lonesome Dove Drive-Thru Safari is located two miles north of Jefferson on Hwy 59, just look for the signs.

Hours: 10:30AM - 4:30PM Tuesday-Sunday (Weather Permitting)

Cost: $12 Adult. $6 Child and special discounts for Military and First Responsders $10

For more information please call 903-240-6180 or visit their website and Facebook page.

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