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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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Address: 2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone Number: 254-897-2960
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Group tours/safari
Description: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is where Africa comes to Texas. Our 1,800-acre...
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is where Africa comes to Texas. Our 1,800-acre preserve holds a 9.5 mile scenic drive where you can interact with over 1,100 rare and endangered animals roaming free in their herds. Stay in your car, reserve your spot on a guided tour, or even spend a night at our Safari Camp or Lodge to see over 50 different species of wild animals including cheetahs, wolves, giraffes, rhinos and more. The delicious food at The Overlook Cafe is paired with an incredible view overlooking the park and our gift shop offers souvenirs to take home to family and friends. While Fossil Rim is sure to provide a unique experience and exciting adventure, we are dedicated to the conservation of species on the brink of extinction. Fossil Rim conducts scientific research, trains professionals, responsibly manages our natural resources and is committed to public education. We are a not-for-profit breeding center dedicated to the recovery of species in the wild and we invite you to join us in our efforts. Grab your camera and head this way for the scenic wildlife drive you won't forget. Located in Glen Rose, Texas, we are just 52 miles SW of Fort Worth and well worth a visit for people of all ages!
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Great day trip for the Family!

We went on a Monday early afternoon. We were not rushed nor were there any lines of cars. We were greeted by many different animals and got to see nearly everything. The kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went on a Monday early afternoon. We were not rushed nor were there any lines of cars. We were greeted by many different animals and got to see nearly everything. The kids love being able to stop and feed so many animals especially the giraffes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We had such a great time here. We took the behind the scenes tour with Rick. He was awesome and super knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned a lot about the different types of animals and were able to hand feed the giraffes, deer, and emu. We are already planning our next trip. The best advice I have is for you... More 

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Glen Rose, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It's beautiful country with amazing overlooks and exotic animals to boot! Definitely take binoculars, you will see lots of animals without them,but binoculars will increase the numbers tremendously. Try to go early in the morning, the animals are out in the open more before the heat of the day. Good binoculars will help you see animals hanging back along the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

*be prepared to wait behind vehicles - it took us 2 1/2 hrs to go through it all. *a ton of wildlife and all are active *great cafe lookout

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I took the grandkids. They were so excited to see the animals come right up to our car. When you buy your ticket you can get in free the next day if you return before 10:00 a.m. We took advantage of this and got a hotel in Glen Rose. We got a much closer experience with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went with our twelve year old grandson, our first trip with him. We stayed at the safari wilderness camp. The tent/cabin was teeny! But we all slept well and enjoyed having electricity and a bathroom. Breakfast the next morning was included, and it was good enough and plentiful. The four hour safari was just great! Our guide was informative,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Excellent facility. It is a well known and accredited organization by several world institutions working to restore the balance between people, animals, and the environment. They do research on endangered species and help with a breeding program for the Attwater’s prairie chicken which is possibly the most endangered bird in North America with only 50 birds in the wild in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My grown sons and I visited the wildlife center in July. Although initially I thought it cost was a bit high ($84 for 3 adults and 1 bag of food), by the time we had spent about 2 hours driving through the center, I thought differently. Despite the heat, many animals were well within photo range, and many came up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Another awesome trip to Fossil Rim. It's a must see on any trip to Glen Rose. Love the new gift shop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful place the animals are right up close and personal they come up to get fed recommend two bags of food cause you will run out quickly the trails lead you up into mountain views that are stunning get there early takes about three hours to complete and they shut down the kids petting area at 4... More 

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Address: 2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone Number: 254-897-2960
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Glen Rose

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