Auburn's Natural Escape

Safari Wagon Ride

Choctafaula’s main attraction is a guided wagon ride through our 460 acre ranch. With over 200 different animals on display, there’s plenty of animals to see and feed! 



Starting April 20, 2024, the ranch is open to the public Saturdays 10am-5pm CST and Sundays, 12pm-5pm CST!


Admission is $12 per person.

Feed cups are $4.


Come see why so many families choose our facility!


Tours and Times

We will be updating the calendar throughout the spring summer! We are open most weekends; however, we will announce any closures due to private, pre-scheduled weddings and events. 

Fun for the Whole Family

Animal Attractions

Animal encounters with Giraffe, Camels, Zebras, Ostrich, Tortoises, and even our African Crested Porcupines!

 Our petting zoo animals are perfect for the young and the young at heart alike.

Amenities + Activities
  • Choctafaula Cafe

  • Adult Refreshments

  •  Children’s Playground Area

  • Petting Zoo Area 

  • Family Games & Activities

  • Bounce Pillow 


Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets are $12/person. We are open select Saturdays 10am-5pm CST and Sundays 12pm-5pm CST. See calendar above for more info.

You do not need to purchase tickets ahead of time. Tickets may be purchased
the day of. We currently do not offer online general admission tickets for our safari.

Your $12 admission includes an educational wagon ride to see the animals, a petting zoo, large bounce pillow, play area, and courtyard games! Spend all day if you would like!

Our guests stay for on average around 2 hours. The wagon ride itself is 40-45

1. For our animal’s safety, Choctafaula is smoke-free. We do not allow smoking on the premises. This includes use of e-cigarettes, vapes, etc.

2. Never enter any animal enclosure or fence.

3. Pets of any kind are prohibited at Choctafaula for our animal’s safety. Please
do not leave your pet(s) in your car while you visit, leave them at home.

4. Please note that service animals are not permitted on the Wagon Ride or the
Petting Zoo area. Choctafaula makes every effort to accommodate service dogs
within the guidelines set forth through the ADA. All service animals must be leashed at all times. This is for the safety of your animal(s) and ours.

5. We ask that you respect our animals and treat them with the kindness they
deserve. This is their home. Please do not yell, throw objects, or threaten our animals. Please do not throw trash anywhere but a trash container. Foreign
objects like coins, straws, gum, and plastic can injure the animals.

6. Do not bring outside food to feed the animals. Any food that is not part of
their specific diet can be harmful to the animal.

7. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult at all times.

8. Shirts and shoes are required at all times. We recommend close toed shoes.

9. Weapons of any kind are not permitted on the property.

10. We do not allow solicitation.

11. We reserve the right to escort any group or individual from Choctafaula’s
grounds if they are acting in a way that is deemed harmful to our animals or staff.

12. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without expressed permission from Choctafaula. Requests should be sent to

Choctafaula’s safari tours are conducted outside and are subject to weather. We
try to announce any weather closures by 8am CST the day of on our website or
Facebook. If it rains unexpectedly and you are unable to complete your tour of
Choctafaula, visit our ticket office. We will issue you a rain voucher. Rain
vouchers are good for up to 30 days. We do not issue refunds due to weather.

We do offer field trips throughout the year. To inquire about field trips, please email us at

Yes! Please email us at for more information on rates
and booking.

No. Guests enjoy our guided wagon ride. Sit back, relax, and enjoy learning
about these amazing animals.

Yes. Anyone that enters Choctafaula is required to pay admission regardless if
they feed the animals or not.