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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Address: 2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone Number: 254-897-2960
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Glen Rose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Ranchs, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Group tours/safari
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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!

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Killeen, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend loves zebras. So one night after some research I stumbled across this lovely place. I took the whole family ( paid for two cars and some animal food). It was a fun experience to be able to feed the animals and interact with them. I recommend this place to anyone who has children. The staff is very friendly... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Our girls loved the tour... They loved our guide Rick... He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the animals. Ask for Rick as your guide he was great...

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Sturbridge, MA
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I loved this place! Beautiful grounds, great selection of animals. The property is HUGE (1,800 acres with 9 1/2 miles of driving trail), so give yourself at least 2 hours to drive through, more if you go during a peak time. Many varieties of deer, antelope, emus, giraffes, zebras, and ostrich are just some of the different animals that you... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great experience visiting Fossil Rim -- animals come right up close. Feeding a Giraffe was special, but there were Ostrich, deer, goats, buffalo, wildebeest and Cheetah (he was behind a fence). About a two hour drive through a wonderful natural habitat. Felt like I was in Africa. Also a great midway stop a a beautiful vista where you can have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We took a "behind the scenes tour." Their website didn't mention that we needed to reserve the tour 72 hours in advance. But thanks to Stephanie, the volunteer director, we got a tour. Stephanie was a wonderful guide as we went behind the scenes to places not available to the public on the regular roads. Fossil Rim is one of... More

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Garibaldi Highlands, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We enjoyed a fabulous morning checking out the Wildlife Center, it was so worth the time and entrance fee. We purchased the bag of food and made our way through the park having ample opportunities to stop to take pictures and feed the animals. What a great way to see exotic animals. I loved the giraffe's that came over to... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went here after a race because our friends went a day earlier. We had a fun time in the comfort of our car. We did not expect to feed wild animals or them to stick their heads in our car. A must do if you are in the area.

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Wichita, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

You drive through this park and the deer and antelope come up to the car and you feed them. The signs clearly say "do not feed from your hand" but people do it and the park rangers dont seem to care. It did cost a lot to get in but they do have military discount and they give you a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We did a private tour for our company retreat. Sara, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the animals and very friendly. It is worth the money to do the Family Tour in the guide driven vehicles to learn about the animals and have better opportunities to take photos and interact with each other. This is my second time to Fossil... More

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Plano Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The afternoon photography tour (check event calendar) was well worth the $65 per person! Up closer and personal with Ken, a volunteer guide, at the wheel of a small open-sided truck! He shared fun tales about the animals and offered photography advice to boot! He timed our trip to end with sightings of the Greater Kudu and Bongo antelopes, who... More

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