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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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Wichita Falls, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

as with any animal drive thru park, need to be there early...well we missed some of the animals>late getting there...once the heat heats up we all looks for a cool spot...there was a lot to see (about 3 mountains worth) area was just beautiful...self paced...only 1 bag of animal food allowed per car but gave us a couple of empty... More

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Dallas, Texas
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56 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Ooo.. How we adore this place! The pricing depends on which day you visit. Weekend price is a little higher than the weekday price. There is a coupon you can find online for the entrance fee. They give you a brochure of animals that they have in the park. Bags of feeder are available for purchase. It was kind of... More

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Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Very nice drive through. They tell you not to feed the animals from your car but every deer, goat, elk and even the zebras were waiting on the roadside for your handout (you can purchase a small bag of feed for $8.00). These animals are highly skilled in accepting food from the hands stretching out of every car. They'll stick... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to visit and kids will LOVE it- but there are some key factors to consider if you want to make the most of it! In my opinion: 1. Don't bother going in July or August unless you enjoy putting your windows up- and down- up and down- up and down- up and down- make sure... More

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Not many people have the opportunity to be this close to wild-tame animals in a drive thru park. We have been twice and really had a good time. They do have a good selection of animals and if you buy the food they will come closer.

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Houston, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Even though it was a very hot afternoon, we got to see all the animals, from deer to cheetahs to rhinos and giraffes. Many animals so used to cars that they would walk up and ask for food pellets. $7 gets a very generous bag of feed. I can see this being a GREAT visit for kids, but even for... More

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Mineral Wells, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We took our 3 young grands (3,5, and 7) on the family safari. This was July, but we were quite comfy in the open air safari truck. We fed giraffes out of our hand! Our volunteer tour guide was very knowledgeable. Gift shop is pricey, but, hey! It's for a great cause! Well, well worth the nearly $200 cost for... More

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

While visiting our daughter, decided to take the "Crack of Dawn" tour at Fossil Rim. The experience was incredible with Giraffes, ostrich, emus, deer, etc. eating from our hands in the safari bus! You can drive your own car through, but recommend you send the extra money for a guided safari tour - you won't regret it! Go early in... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is fantastic, we arrived on a whim and decided to take a chance on entry here. At first we were a little concerned that it was expensive, you can never be quite sure with any zoo/wildlife center as to whether they're a fulfilling experience or not. Rest assured the 9 miles/3 hours of wildlife is well... More

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montreal
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6 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We visited with a group on Wed. afternoon June 25th. We were in town for the International Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses. We had a fabulous time! Our bus group was received with open arms. They provided a delicious lunch and then took us on a tour. The woman who was our guide, was funny, entertaining and knowledgable. The animals are... More

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