Due to weather related issues. The wildlife park is temporarily closed.

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Buena Vista Wildlife Safari & RV Park

Located In Evant, Texas

Weather Alert

We will be closed through Thursday, Feb 2, 2023 due to icy conditions. We expect to reopen Friday, Feb 3, 2023

Central Texas Wildlife Park

Just A Little On The Wild Side

RV Park Cabins Wildlife Safari

Come visit Buena Vista Wildlife Safari

Discover Texas wildlife like never before at Buena Vista Wildlife Safari, Evant’s premier wildlife reserve and RV Campground. Nestled in the heart of Texas, near the crossroads of Highways 281 and 84, our safari experience brings you closer to the wonders of nature.

Enjoy all kinds of wildlife in spacious, natural environments that foster memorable and educational encounters with animals. Buena Vista Wildlife Safari has a wide variety of animals from across the globe. We not only offer on-premises activities but also cool RV camping opportunities that will give you an exciting way to experience wildlife from the comfort of an RV or cabin

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some of the Animals you may see

Meet the Alpacas from South America, right here in Texas! Our unique collection of animals from across the globe, including the pot-bellied pigs from Vietnam and the majestic American Bison, showcases the diversity of wildlife in a setting that reflects Evant’s natural beauty.

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9 am – 5 pm

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Sweet Reviews From Visitors

Jim T.

Google Reviews

We spent 5 nights in our travel trailer and thoroughly enjoyed the park. It is an absolute must for small children. P-Cay, the office manager, is very friendly and is ready to assist campers in every way possible. The rv sites are spacious, water pressure is perfect. The park has a petting zoo that holds a variety of adorable animals. The office will provide you with a free bag of feed and the animals readily recognize their meal treats as you approach their pens. I was very impressed with the park's restroom/shower facilities....super neat and clean. Also, the park has a wonderful game room, and again, it is kept super neat and clean. The game room has a wonderful pool table, available free of charge for park customers. We hope to visit again! READ MORE

Bearded RV Tech

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I past this place about 6 months ago decided right then I want to bring my RV and stay here. Best decision I've made in months. My granddaughter and I have spent 3 days here. We've been inside the fence 🙂 4 times. Today was our final trip through this visit something occurred to me. These animals do NOT count on visitors to feed them, they are well taken care of and will eat it out of your hands but it's not like other parks I've been to where the animals almost fight to get to the food. The staff is super friendly! The rv site is gravel but level. There are pads with picnic tables. Overall if say great experience we will be back. Thanks for making my granddaughters visit one I know she'll remember for a long time. READ MORE

Merry K.

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What a great trip again!!! I am a repeat visitor and will be coming back again!!! Have camped in my RV and this time I stayed in the cabins and they are so cute and worked great for us, the kids loved the loft!!!! Wake up to great views of the Bison and other wonderful animals!!!!


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Nearby Events & Attractions

Of course, the staff and all the animals at Buena Vista Wildlife Safari & RV Park are always happy to see you, no matter when you visit.

When you combine a great visit to Buena Vista with some of the other things going on in Central Texas, it makes it a Win-Win-Win!

Immerse yourself in the vibrant community of Evant, TX! Explore local attractions after your safari adventure. Discover hidden gems like the Last Drive-In Picture Show in Gatesville and savor the flavors of Texas at the Red Wing Dove Winery.

Experience the charm of Evant with area wineries, the local rodeo, and the Pearl Bluegrass Jam and Stage Show.

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Some Of Our Favorite Activities Around Evant

The Last Drive-In Picture Show


The Last Drive-in Picture Show is a twin screen drive-in theater located in Gatesville, Texas which is in the middle of the state located about half way between Dallas and Austin. The Last Drive-in Picture Show is one of the oldest drive-ins remaining in Texas. It was opened in 1950 originally named the Circle S. It went through several name changes over the years but was renamed the Last Drive-in Picture Show in 1989. It is also a “MoPed” – an instance where there is both a drive-in and walk-in cinema (which was added in 1972) on the same premises. The drive-in is open year round, seven nights a week (except for Christmas Eve). They charge $10 a carload so it is a great bargain. The same family has been running the drive-in for the last 40+ years and they do not show R rated movies here. Online Link.

The Red Wing Dove Winery

The Red Wing Dove Tasting Room and Patio are open for all tastings, glasses and bottle sales. We now feature charcuterie trays with Boar’s Head cheeses and meats, jalapeno stuffed olives, crackers, dark chocolate almonds and more.

We have restarted our wood fired pizza oven on Saturdays from 4:00 until 6:30. Our individual sized pizzas are the traditional Neapolitan style and every week we also offer a special wood pizza such as Locally Grown Microgreen Toppings, Buffalo Chicken, Fajita Chicken, Fajita Beef, and Reuben.

Join us for Burger Friday on the first Friday of each month for Prime Rib Steak specialty burgers. The choices vary from week to week with Old Fashion Bacon Cheese, Mushroom Swiss with Grilled Onions, Avocado Bacon Bleu, Frito Black Bean burger selections.

Tamale Friday is back on the last Friday of each month. Featuring Cream Cheese and Jalapeno, Pork and Chicken Tamales with toppings of chili and cheese. Chips and Salsa are also included. Online Link

The Grainery Drafthouse

It’s time to try nicely cooked chicken steaks, fried chicken and hamburgers. Delicious beer is waiting for you at this bar. The cozy atmosphere of The Grain Drafthouse & Eatery allows customers to relax after a hard working day. Many reviewers find the staff efficient. If you want to experience prompt service, you should visit this place. According to the guests’ opinions, prices are fair. Spectacular decor is here to attract more visitors. Google gives it 4.3 so you can choose this spot to spend a good time here. Online Link

Pearl Bluegrass Jam

Generations have passed through the halls of this old schoolhouse. Online Link

The original log building from 1884 still stands outside the newer, 115yo building that has served as the Pearl Community Center since 1958 when the school was consolidated with Evant.

Colorado Bend State Park

Colorado Bend is the outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. With over 5,300 acres of un­spoiled wil­der­ness, the park offers plenty of ways to enjoy nature. From a two-hour visit to a full three-day weekend, you will never run out of things to do. Colorado Bend offers over 35 miles of trails. Trails drain well, so they are rarely closed. All trails are open to hikers and bikers unless otherwise posted. The park’s trails vary in terrain and difficulty, so you can choose your experience! Visit us online & download or pick up our trails map before you set out, or explore the trails on our Interactive Trails Map. Online Link