Experience the African Savannah Right Here in Texas


If you’re looking for one of the most unique day trips that you can embark on from your home here at One Dallas Center, then consider taking a drive to Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari, located near Jacksonville Texas. At Cherokee Trace, visitors can connect with nature as they embark on a drive-thru safari where they’ll be able to get a taste of the wild African Savannah right here in Texas.

Set off on a Self-Guided Safari

As you set off on this self-guided tour, you can expect to see over two dozen exotic and endangered species that call this 300-acre, open-area preserve their home. Be sure to look for some grazing aoudad, braying miniature donkeys, hopping kangaroos, quaking running ducks, and many, many more interesting and unusual animals like capybara, camels, javelina, sika, wildebeests, and zebras.

As you make your way along the miles of roads that comprise the tour, you’re encouraged to observe, feed, and photograph this diverse selection of animals all from the comfort of your vehicle. As a matter of fact, visitors are so encouraged to give the animals a treat, that each paid admission comes with one sack of feed included in the price.

Nearly Always Open; Weather-permitting

As a word of advice, while Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari is open 361 days a year, they do make exceptions for inclement weather, so call in advance before you plan on making the drive to make sure that they’ll be open when you get there. Those planning a visit can first consult the website for the latest information on hours and prices and then give them a call just to be sure before setting off.

Opportunities for Day Trips Abound

Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari is just one of the many interesting day trips that you can plan to take when you become a resident here at One Dallas Center. We would love to discuss more about what Dallas and the surrounding areas have to offer and how you can benefit from making our high-rise apartments your home, so don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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