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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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The Boonies, Tx
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We took the kids to Fossil Rim when we vacationed in Glen Rose and they loved it. It's a far cry from my childhood's Lion Country Safari! The wildlife was plentiful and unafraid, but I wish the attendants had been a little more plentiful. While it did not effect our viewing, we witnessed many other cars flagrantly breaking the rules... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It's a great experience, a little expensive but you are getting to see animals up close. Avoid times like spring break if you can at all, its stupid busy.

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zz23ke
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

As a return guest to this Wildlife Center outside of Glen Rose, Texas I am always pleased to be among the animals here. It's such a privilege to be able to drive through their home and feed them too! This time however, I booked a guided tour with their office. By far the best thing I could have done on... More

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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We visited from Pennsylvania. Weight just to give my 6 year old something to do. It was way more than that. The drive through safari atmosphere was unbelievable. I think the adults enjoyed it more than the child. It is definitely a MUST visit place. Loved it!!!!

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Midland, Texas, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is my families second time here and we loved it. The drive is beautiful and we loved feeding the animals. The petting zoo is just goats but we still had so much fun. The have a very nice temporary gift shop set up while they build the big one. The price is high but we always think its worth... More

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We took our 5 and 6 year old granddaughters to Fossil Rim Ranch. The girls loved feeding all the exotic animals at the ranch. My granddaughters are real girly girls but did not mind the animals eating out of their hands. They saw Zebra (and 2 babies), giraffe, cheetah, antelopes, ostrich, emu and others. It was a very nice visit.... More

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Robinson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We took the behind the scenes tour and we were not disappointed. Got to see the endangered animals. Some were not out but you cant blame them for the outrageous heat in August. Our tour guide was very friendly and very informative. We enjoyed every minute of the tour!

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dcranky81
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had a good time here overall. My 9-year-old and I drove through on a Saturday morning. We got there just before 10 and by the time we headed out a little after 10 the parking lot was pretty full. I wish we would have gotten there earlier. There ended up being places where the vehicles would bunch up so... More

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Houston, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was really a neat travel experience, however there were too many people that couldn't follow simple rules, and since I would rather see more of the animals in their natural habitat, not right next to the car, it dampened the experience. Along with the people who thought they should stop and feed (Allowed) / pet (Not supposed to do)... More

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Animals appeared to be well taken care of unlike the Arbuckle Wilderness in Oklahoma on 35 which needs to be closed. We were able to get close enough to feed several from our hands. Use caution as some are aggressive and some are dangerous. I would like to have seen more verity but this is a not for profit operation.... More

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