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Get up close and personal at these 9 Texas drive-thru safaris

This 2016 photo provided by African Parks shows a black rhino under protection in Malawi's Liwonde National Park, managed by African Parks in partnership with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife. In many African countries, wildlife tourism provides much of the money to maintain parks where vulnerable species such as elephants, lions, rhinos and giraffes live. But after the new coronavirus struck, the entire international tourism sector basically closed down overnight in March, said Peter Fearnhead, the CEO of nonprofit African Parks, which manages 17 national parks and protected areas in 11 countries. (Frank Weitzer/African Parks via AP)
This 2016 photo provided by African Parks shows a black rhino under protection in Malawi's Liwonde National Park, managed by African Parks in partnership with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife. In many African countries, wildlife tourism provides much of the money to maintain parks where vulnerable species such as elephants, lions, rhinos and giraffes live. But after the new coronavirus struck, the entire international tourism sector basically closed down overnight in March, said Peter Fearnhead, the CEO of nonprofit African Parks, which manages 17 national parks and protected areas in 11 countries. (Frank Weitzer/African Parks via AP) (Frank Weitzer/African Parks)

A great adventure is just a road trip away.

As coronavirus cases continue to rise, many families are looking for fun, safe social distancing activities to take part in this summer.

Drive-thru safaris offer the opportunity to visit and engage with animals from the comfort of your car, limiting interactions with others.

Here are nine drive-thru safaris to visit in Texas:

Aggieland Safari

18075 FM 974, Bryan, Texas

Admission costs $16.37 per kid ages 3-12 and seniors citizens ages 65 and older, and $21.19 each for adults. A family four-pack deal is available online.

Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari

1200 CR 4405, Jacksonville, Texas

Admission costs $11.95 per kid ages 3-12, $16.95 each for adults, and $14.95 each for seniors citizens ages 65 and older.

Exotic Resort Zoo

235 Zoo Trail, Johnson City, Texas

Admission costs $13.95 per kid ages 2-12, $16.95 each for adults, and $15.95 each for seniors citizens ages 60 and older.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, Texas

Admission costs $19.95 per kid ages 3-11, $24.95 each for adults, and $22.45 each for seniors citizens ages 62 and older.

Franklin Drive Thru Safari

4324 W Hwy 79, Franklin, Texas

Admission costs $15 per person.

Grapeland Safari

13440 US-287, Grapeland, Texas

Admission costs $12.95 plus tax per person. Children ages one and younger are free.

Lonesome Dove Drive Thru Safari

1782 N Hwy 59, Jefferson, Texas

Admission costs $6 per child and $12 per adult. Discounts are available for military personnel and first responders.

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Road, San Antonio, Texas

Admission costs $15.50 per kid ages 3-11, $24.50 each for adults, and $22 each for seniors citizens ages 65 and older. Discounts rates are available on most weekdays.

Topsey Exotic Ranch & Park

945 Co Road 118, Copperas Cove, Texas

Admission costs $10 per kid ages 3-12, $12 each for adults, and $11 each for seniors citizens ages 62 and older.


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