Our Mission At Buena Vista Wildlife Safari
Buena Vista Is Committed To Helping Animals & The Evant Community
It is our mission to provide a natural and safe experience for both our animals and the people who visit them. We have designed our facility to allow our animals to live in the most authentic, cage-free environment possible, with high-quality but non-intrusive care and interactions. We strive to give every person who entered our gates a natural wildlife experience, encouraging them to expand their minds and restore their souls through nature.
About Our Town
We invite you to visit Buena Vista Wildlife Safari located in Evant, the Crossroads of Texas! Evant is centrally located at the junction of Highways 281 and 84. We are an hour from Waco, 1½ hours from Austin, and 2 hours from DFW. Once a thriving farming community, Evant had slowly dwindled to a pass-through town between Hamilton and Lampasas. But now, with the involvement of the entire community, Evant is becoming a full family destination.
In Evant, you can stop, shop and stay with a purpose. After you spend time with the animals, take a short drive downtown and visit locally owned stores featuring art, woodwork, boutiques, antiques, home goods, baked goods, and more. Come visit area wineries, catch the local rodeo or attend the Pearl Bluegrass Jam and Stage Show. Whatever you choose to do, we know you’ll love Evant & The Buena Vista Wildlife Safari.
From Humble Beginnings
Look through the slides below and get a glimpse of Evant, Texas through the years
Take a look at the slides here and catch a glimpse of Evant, Texas throughout the years.
People began to settle in the area known as Evant in the early 1850’s. Thirty years later, Evan T Brooks officially named the town “Evant”.
By 1909, Evant had become a hot spot of economic activity. The lively town had a hotel, blacksmith shops, a grocery & hardware stores and telephone service.
During the Great Depression the WPA built the rock gym that can still be seen on the east side of HWY 281.
1940's - 1970's
Between the 1940’s and the 1970’s, Evant’s population stabilized and businesses thrived.
Like many small towns during the 1980’s, the once lively Evant couldn’t compete with big businesses, and many people left in search of better pay in cities. It sat dying until…
Helpful Links & Info For Evant
The Team At Buena Vista
As you might imagine, it takes a lot of effort and cooperation from all of our amazing team members to keep things running for all our visitors and animal in our care. If you want to get to know the real animals at Buena Vista, just read about them below.
Nearby Events & Attractrions
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!
A few handy links are listed on this page to help you plan your visit. Plus, you can click the button below to see a list of a few of our favorite places around Evant.