Last weekend my family took a mini road trip to the Exotic Resort Zoo in Johnson City. I’ve wanted to check it for years and am so glad we finally had the opportunity. It’s about an hour out of town but truly a world away.
The zoo is located on 137 acres with over 500 animals and 80 different species. The highlight is the guided safari tour, where you ride around the property in a large open but covered trailer. You can buy buckets of feed for $6 each, which I highly recommend (they are large enough to share).
The tour takes about 45 minutes, and our guide did a wonderful job of telling us about the animals as we meandered through the grounds.