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Alamo is a town in Crockett County, Tennessee. Alamo, located in the central part of West Tennessee, is the county seat of Crockett County.

Welcome to Alamo sign
Small town Big Heart sign TN Downtowns sign

Below: Alamo may be a small town, but yet it has two Water Towers/

Walamo Tewnnessee water tower Walamo Tewnnessee water tower

The two RV Gypsies at
Tennessee Safari Park
618 Conley Road - Alamo, TN 38001
phone: '731.696.4426 for hours and info
June 3, 2022

There is a petting zoo, a Giraffe feeding area (they sell carrot sticks for this), and a Safari drive-through.

Tennessee Safari Park sign Tennessee Safari Park sign

Admission to the park on this date was $24 adults, $16 kids ages 2 - 12,. Feed cups were $3 each for four cups for $10. Open every day except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Thanksgiving. No on-line ticket sales. No dogs or outside animals allowed in the park, anytime, anywhere. Gates close at 5 p.m.

Tennessee Safari Park Rules

history bookThe Tennessee Safari Park's mission is to create and provide educational activities and environments for the community and abroad to bring appreciation and conservational awareness for all living things. They aim to gain long term sustainability for our world's rare and endangered flora and fauna in their natural environment.

The Tennessee Safari Park is located on a century farm owned by the Conley Family since 1858, called Hillcrest. The farm has produced numerous types of crops and has always stayed entrepreneurial in the products that were developed and sold on the farm. Claude H Conley I instilled a strong interest in his son, Claude M Conley, at a very young age to love and appreciate Hillcrest, the Conley Family and all of its animals. They collected pheasants, peafowl and various types of deer. This was a pivotal moment in the young mans life and he knew he wanted to see animals from around the world saved and protected right here on the family farm. The collection grew over the years with Bison in 1963, forming the first privately owned Bison in the state of Tennessee. Damara Zebras were added in 1980 and various rare and endangered antelope were added throughout the 80's and 90's. In 2007, Claude Sr. and his two sons, Claude H Conley II and Jon Wesley Conley, decided to create a park to showcase these rare and endangered species and bring a top tourism attraction to the West Tennessee rural farm. Today the safari park has one of the largest collections of zoo animals in the United States.

Good Morning sign

Below: Lee Duquette bought the food to feed the animals. Karen Duquette hated the experience because the animals were sometimes slobbery. With her window open, some of the animals stuck their heads further into the window than Karen liked. So Karen left the feeding to Lee and just enjoyed taking pictures. Sometimes, Lee just dropped the bucket out onto the ground because several animals came at once and were much to aggressive.

Lee Duquette feeding the animals Karen Duquette feeding the animals
deer with tongue hanging out fight for it
Lee Duquette feeding a deer two deer
deer with mouth open deer's head in the window
Lee Duquette feeding a deer Lee Duquette feeding a deer
deer posing for the camera
deer deer
black deer deer
Lee Duqette feeding a camel
two Ostrich  Ostrich
scary ostrich scary ostrich
scary ostrich
zebras and more Lee Duquette feeding a zebra
Dama Gazelle face up too close
llama llama

A llama is a domesticated South American animal. Llamas are social animals and live with others as a herd. Their wool is soft and contains only a small amount of lanolin. Llamas can learn simple tasks after a few repetitions. When using a pack, they can carry about 25 to 30% of their body weight for 5–8 miles The name llama was adopted by European settlers from native Peruvians. These Llamas were skinny.

Llama Llama staring in Karen's window
Lee Duquette feeding the Llama two Llamas fighting for the food
Lee Duquette feeding the Llama
llama llama

Below: Even with Karen Duquette's window closed, animals pushed their faces against her window. Karen was so glad her window was closed. Lee was jiggling his bucket out his window to get the animals to go to his side of the car.

face in Karen's window face in Karen's window
Giraffe Giraffe
camels camel
camel camel

Below: Three camels all tangled up together

Three camels all tangled up together Three camels all tangled up together

The Camel below looked like he was trying to talk to The Two RV Gypsies.

gazelle gazelle
gazelle Lee Duquette feeding a gazelle
gazelle gazelle
gazelle gazelle
look below

go to the next adventure Continue on to page 2 - The Bison Field and The fenced area and more animals