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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
254-897-2960
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Glen Rose
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Dallas, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We absolutely enjoyed our visit to Fossil Rim! It was a bit pricey to get in, but we had a "buy one get one" from The Entertainment Book, so totally worth it. We picked up a bit of food at the Welcome Center, and headed down the drive. It was a lovely and winding road, full of wild animals. The... More

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2155FossilRim, Public Relations Manager at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great time. Thank you for your response. Thank you for partnering with us in our conservation efforts by visiting the park. You are the reason we are able to do what we do. More

McKinney, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Absolutely phenominal! We had a blast. My favorite animals were the Red Deer on top of a Hill. Sweetest animals ever!

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2155FossilRim, Public Relations Manager at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great time. Thank you for your response. Thank you for partnering with us in our conservation efforts by visiting the park. You are the reason we are able to do what we do. More

Glen Rose, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is an incredible experience for all. Never leave the comforts of your ride and see all the exotic animals. Feed them, pet them for up close action.

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2155FossilRim, Public Relations Manager at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great time. Thank you for your response. Thank you for partnering with us in our conservation efforts by visiting the park. You are the reason we are able to do what we do. More

Glen Rose, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You can not beat Fossil Rim Wildlife Center for a outdoor trip for the whole family. You can drive through at your own pace. Feed the animals, take pictures, and even let the children pet some of the animals. Nothing feels as great as having a zebra come right up to your car and try to get in with you.... More

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2155FossilRim, Public Relations Manager at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great time. Thank you for your response. Thank you for partnering with us in our conservation efforts by visiting the park. You are the reason we are able to do what we do. Glad you enjoyed the zebras. They are such characters. More

Justin, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It was an amazing little wildlife park!! The animals love the feed and are very eager to approach you. It really is neat, and the café is a nice little place to have a quick lunch :)

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2155FossilRim, Public Relations Manager at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great time. Thank you for your response. Thank you for partnering with us in our conservation efforts by visiting the park. You are the reason we are able to do what we do. Glad you enjoyed the café-we love it too! More

Chicopee, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is one of the best activities I have done with my child in all of Texas. I would love to go back. It was like spending all day driving through and African safari. We had a great time! I drove about 5-6 hours to get to this place and it was worth it!

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2155FossilRim, Public Relations Manager at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great time. Thank you for your response. Thank you for partnering with us in our conservation efforts by visiting the park. We know it was a long hike to get here, but you are the reason we are able to do what we do. More

Little Rock, Arkansas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Fossil Rim was easy to find, and it is really a great place to take your family , especially with small kids (but even I was so trilled, to be honest ...:-). BUT , very important tip for all visitors , Be there as early as it possible !!! My family (daughter of nine, my wife and I ) were... More

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2155FossilRim, Public Relations Manager at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great time. Thank you for your response. Thank you for partnering with us in our conservation efforts by visiting the park. You are the reason we are able to do what we do! More

temple
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We went early and was able to see lots of animals. I would like to have seen some elephants roaming but did not. It is a very good drive thru.

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2155FossilRim, Public Relations Manager at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great time. Thank you for your response.We are glad you got to see a lot of animals. We actually do not have elephants, so you did not miss them on your trip out here. Thank you for partnering with us in our conservation efforts by visiting the park. You are the reason we... More

Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This was a blast! The animals stuck their necks inside the car and everyone was screaming with excitement. It took about 2.5 hours and it was great. Go early in the morning.

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2155FossilRim, Public Relations Manager at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great time. Thank you for your response. Thank you for partnering with us in our conservation efforts by visiting the park. You are the reason we are able to do what we do! More

Lubbock, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

First time to visit a safari that you could drive through. Lots of animals to see. Most would come right up to the window and poke their head in to see what you were doing. Was amazing to be able to feed the giraffes by hand. We were in a SUV with a sun roof, so the kid was able... More

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2155FossilRim, Public Relations Manager at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great time. Thank you for your response. Thank you for partnering with us in our conservation efforts by visiting the park. You are the reason we are able to do what we do! More

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