Christmas time has come to Lonesome Dove Drive-Thru Safari in historic Jefferson, Texas where kids can ride the Lonesome Dove Express Train.

The magic of the holiday season comes alive when boarding the narrow gauge train, as you make your journey along the outer grounds of the park, you'll be greeted by Christmas inflatables, lights, some Christmas displays, and decorations. There is even a photo prop area where you and your family can take a picture to remember your special trip. Make sure to visit the petting zoo and if you want to feed the animals, food will be available for purchase. And, if you want to feed yourself, refreshments, hot cocoa, and Rice Crispy Treats will be available for purchase too.
The cost to ride the train is $6 per person and kids 0-3 are free. This will be last weekend to take a ride through the lights from 5:30PM-8PM Friday and Saturday. Regular train rides available during regular business hours.
The cost for the Drive-Thru Safari is $16 for adults and $10 for children 4-12 and kids 0-3 free.
Lonesome Dove has over 160 animals and with so many deer, you might just spot Rudolf or Prancer. As many of you continue to social distance during this pandemic Lonesome Dove Drive-thru Safari guarantees a fun family-friendly environment.
  • 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
Credit: Jimmy Moore
Credit: Jimmy Moore

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 Wednesday-Sunday (weather permitting)

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

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