Everyone In Texas Should See What’s Inside The Gates Of This Abandoned Zoo
Not only are the remains of this once-thriving attraction interesting to explore, but the story behind it is equally intriguing. Coxville Zoo began in 1939 as a gas station and grocery store at the corner of Yager and North Lamar. up groceries. Keep scrolling to see the hauntingly bittersweet ruins for yourself.
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To see all the ins and outs of what’s left of the zoo, check out this video by Dead Explorer on YouTube:
For all of y’all fearless adventurers out there, you can explore the park for yourself by heading east through the woods from the northeastern most baseball diamond in Walnut Creek Park. When you see an old barn come into view, you’ll know you’re there.
Have you ever explored Coxville Zoo? Are there any other abandoned places in Texas with interesting histories? Let us know!
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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