A pair of Asian elephants in Fredericksburg, TXOne of Fredericksburg’s biggest attractions is The Preserve, an elephant preserve. For many animal lovers, visiting The Preserve is a dream come true. This is an unforgettable experience that allows you to get up close and personal with the largest land animal in the world.

Before you book your experience at The Preserve, you probably have some questions. That’s where the professionals at Peach Tree Inn & Suites come in, we’re here to help you prepare for your Fredericksburg vacation. We’ve put together a guide answering frequently asked questions about visiting Fredericksburg’s famous elephants at The Preserve. 

Visiting the Elephants in Fredericksburg: FAQs

How much does it cost to visit The Preserve?

Visitors pay $125 for the ultimate elephant experience. In this interactive experience, you will have an hour and a half to be with the elephants and gain an understanding of the importance of conservation. Admittance for children three and under is free. 

What kind of elephants are in The Preserve in Fredericksburg?

The Preserve is home to Asian elephants. They are an endangered species; there are fewer than 50,000 left in the world. In the wild, these elephants are found in South and Southeast Asia. 

Can I touch the elephants?

Yes. The Preserve allows visitors to touch Fredericksburg’s famous elephants. Additionally, they allow you to help bathe an elephant, as well as opportunities to get photographed while interacting with these massive creatures. 

Is there a minimum age requirement?

There is no minimum age for kids to visit the sanctuary. Children three and under are completely free of charge. Guests 13 years old and younger must be accompanied by an older guest. 

Do I have to follow any rules or regulations while visiting the sanctuary?

Yes. There are some rules and regulations while wandering the Elephant Experience sanctuary. This sanctuary is considered safe and enjoyable for people of all ages, and even wheelchairs and walkers are welcome. 

Is there a dress code for visiting The Preserve?

As you know, this sanctuary is an open area, so Peach Tree Inn & Suites experts suggest that you check out the weather before heading to the sanctuary so that you won’t have any weather changes. Otherwise, there is no specific dress code for the sanctuary. But you can opt for closed-toe shoes to avoid any issues.

What if it rains?

The elephant experience at The Preserve goes on rain or shine. Keep in mind that the entire experience is outside, though they do offer covered pavilions and umbrellas. Your experience at The Preserve is only canceled if there are severe weather conditions. 

Lodging in Fredericksburg, TX

Stay near Fredericksburg’s elephants with Peach Tree Inn & Suites. We have seven different room and lodging options suitable for you and your family. Our accommodations will be the perfect place to stay after a memorable experience at The Preserve. Book your fun-filled stay online today!