The holiday season at Lonesome Dove Drive-Thru Safari and Sanctuary is almost here in historic Jefferson, Texas.

Lonesome Dove has over 100 animals and will be adding more in the coming weeks. They are getting some new peacocks and turkeys and have a new highland calf in the petting zoo as well. You're gonna love the new fur babies and some new animals in the front pastures and the safari including llamas and a new longhorn, according to the caretakers of the 65-acre safari.

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One of the newest attractions recently added is the narrow-gauge train that will take you on an incredible ride around the outer grounds of the park.

Christmas Begins Day After Thanksgiving

Christmas time begins at Lonesome Dove the day after Thanksgiving with lots of decorations and lights around the petting and walk-through zoo area.
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There will be plenty of photo ops and inflatables along the pathway not to mention you just may spot Rudolf or Prancer amongst all the deer found at Lonesome Dove.

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Here are just some of the animals you will see at Lonesome Dove Drive-Thru Safari and Sanctuary.


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

Lonesome Dove Drive-thru Safari guarantees a fun family-friendly environment and is located two miles north of Jefferson on Highway 59, just follow the signs.

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10:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday-Sunday (weather permitting)

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

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