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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
254-897-2960
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Glen Rose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Ranchs
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Group tours/safari
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Fossil Rim is an amazing place to visit where for once, you dont see animals enclosed in small cages. You will enjoy feeding the animals , watching in awe those giraffes, zebra up close and sometimes even the deers locking their horns fighting :D Please go there as soon as they open as you can take all the time... More

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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited this place last year. It's excellent!! They bring the wildlife to you!! You get the option to feed the animals. You can take a self guided tour in your car,or you can take a little safari with a tour guide who goes places where the cars can't go. The gift shop is small and worth visiting.

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San Antonio, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I didn't go on tours. The parking lot was full. The line to buy tickets and animal food was out 2 doors. Way too many cars driving at once. Screaming kids running loose everywhere. I think it would only be worth the price if you go on a weekday. I will return one day. Disappointing today.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My kids loved the park so much that we went a second time a week later. Our first trip was a rookie mistake -- Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. It took about 4 hours and was only that short due to a lightening storm that moved in 1/2 way. While the kids had so much fun it was tough on... More

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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We are members at Fossil Rim and no matter how many times you go it is always fun. There are many different kinds of animals and you get to be up closer to them than you would ever be anywhere else. You can tell that the facility is well maintained and that the animals are well taken care of. We... More

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Levittown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were visiting Texas for a week, and saw an advertisement for this in a visitors center, so we decided to give it a try, and it was awesome. Yes, there was some traffic, but it didn't take away from the experience of feeding various African animals, many of which we've never seen before. It's awesome to have the animals... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This park is fun. You can buy food to feed the animals, but watch out for the ostriches, they like to stick their heads in the windows. The scenery, especially at the top of the mountain(yes, I said mountain) is fantastic. There's a petting zoo along with a restaurant and gift store at the top. If you don't want to... More

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Prosper, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great visit to Fossil Rim. Great variety of animals and lots of them. Scenic tour through the refuge. Kids thoroughly enjoyed it (when they weren't hiding behind the back seat with the heads of various animals sticking in the window). Nice park with nice amenities. Not cheap. You can find occasional online discounts. Worth an annual visit.

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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is a hike out to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, but well worth the drive. Expect to be in the park at least two hours (15mph driving / 30 miles of driving). You can purchase feed at the center where you purchase your tickets, and it is well worth the purchase. The animals come right up to your vehicle and... More

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Terrific assortment and plentiful examples of many kinds of wildlife that inhabit grasslands and forests around the world. They live in large open spaces that you can drive through and have close personal contact with the hooved varieties. Certain animals can be hand-fed from your vehicle. We took the guided tour and felt it was well worth the difference in... More

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