Now that the summer season is upon us a lot of you may be looking for ways to save money and do a staycation this year due to the rising gas prices. You won't have to travel too far.

Keeping the kids active is a must and what better way to make memories than with a short road trip to Busy B Ranch and Wildlife Park, the newest and largest Drive-Thru Wildlife Park in East Texas that just opened earlier this year.
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 This will be a drive-thru experience like no other on this sprawling 125-acre ranch surrounded by beautiful trees, lots of scenery, and of course, a large variety of over 400 native and exotic animal species that will come right up to your window.
Lisa Irvin
Lisa Irvin
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Busy B Wildlife Park and Ranch are located on one of the highest points in Marion County with three miles of cleared roadway. You can even ride in a covered trailer if you prefer not to drive thru the park.
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Jason Bonner, Facebook
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 You will feel just like Dr, Doolittle and find yourself talking to the animals.
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Lisa Irvin
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There's even a petting zoo at Busy B where you can interact even more with the animals.

 Animals You'll See

Antelopes

African Spurred Tortoise

Axis Deer

Capybara

Chinchilla

Domestic Ducks

Dromedary Camel

Fallow Deer

Heritage Turkey

Kangaroo

Llama

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Lowland Paca

Mallard Ducks

Miniature Donkey

Miniature Dwarf Goat

Miniature Horses

Miniature Potbelly Pig

Mini Zebu

Muntjac Deer

Nigerian Dwarf Goat

Nilgai

Parakeets

Patagonian Cavy

Painted Desert Sheep

Peacocks

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Jason Bonner, Facebook
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Pygmy Goats

Red Deer

Red Golden Pheasant

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Ring-Tailed Lemurs

 Rheas

Sika Deer

Waterbuck Deer

Wallaby

Watusi Cattle

Whitetail Deer

Zebras

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Lisa Irvin
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The owners Jason and Teresa Bonner promise that they will continue to add more animals on a regular basis in order to make this a one-of-kind experience for years to come. And they love showing off their new fur babies too on a regular basis.
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Busy B also offers Birthday Party Packages, School Group Field Trips, and a gift shop.

 The Cabins

Relax and enjoy staying at one of their three beautiful Airbnb log cabins on an 11-acre private lake.
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Jason Bonner, Facebook
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The Bonners Welcome you to Busy B Ranch and Wildlife Park

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Jason Bonner
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This summer it's going to be worth the drive from Texarkana or anywhere in the four-state area to check out the newly opened Busy B Ranch and Wildlife Park at 1100 West Prospect Road near Jefferson.
 Please visit their website or Facebook page for updates and special events.

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