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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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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is where Africa comes to Texas. Our...

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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This is exactly what it "says on tin" as it is excellent value for money especially for families. With food to offer you will attract the close attention of some amazing deer and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Whitefield, United Kingdom
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Whitefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is exactly what it "says on tin" as it is excellent value for money especially for families. With food to offer you will attract the close attention of some amazing deer and zebras sometimes humourously but disconcertingly so. You can catch photos of them plus a range of beautiful giraffes and fascinating buffalo, gazelle, a rhino or 2 and... More 

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Glen Rose, Texas
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place!!! We have been several times to drive thru...not only do we see the kept animals but often run across a roadrunner or some other wild animal!! The last couple of times we have seen wild turkeys!!

Thank gene s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Giraffe with his head down through your sun roof. WOW. Zebras and all kind of deer and antelope eating from your hands. Beware of the ostrich and emu they can bite when trying to feed them

Thank phatboy69
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to Fossil Rim at least 2 times a year 17 years with family, friends, and sometimes just alone! It is a FANTASTIC facility! The "new" gift shop area is very unique and it's hard to get out the door without unusual items that remind you of how much you love this place in Texas! The A+ cafe overseeing... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From you car you have numerous grass eating animals come up close, and more than willing to put their heads in the car window! Emu, Oryx, Bongo and greater Kudu to name a few. The animals are very numerous and curious. Be sure to plan to stop for lunch at the Overlook Cafe in the wildlife center. Profits help to... More 

Thank countrygirl621
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a great experience for our children. Since we are members at the Dallas zoo, we got in for half price! Be prepared for at least a two hour stay, winding through some beautiful scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you name it, they have it. from the multiple type of hoofed wildlife to the wonderful view of the Texas Hill Country, it is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Thank Keith L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Must see and must do! We loved it! Animals were great and friendly. Easy to feed and easy to drive through. Kids loved it and adults did too!

Thank Lisa S
Sachse, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Be sure you don't feel them all at once :) Try breaking up your pieces as it's a long trip and if you have little kids they will use up the entire bag half way through. The animals are amazing and come right up. Kids had a BLAST

Thank mgkinsey
Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend surprised me with a surprise trip. It was awesome! The animals are very friendly and the tents are very cozy.

Thank Chet V

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