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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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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Group tours/safari
Description: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is where Africa comes to Texas. Our 1,800-acre...
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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Great Experience For The Animal Lover In You

We visited during very hot weather so chose to arrive around 11:30 a.m. We saw TONS of animals but some of the most desirable ones were off resting from the heat by mid... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It was a nice out of city drive on a weekend day with a 3 year old kid.it was fun feeding giraffe , deers n zebra. Though the ticket was slightly costly

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Peaster, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We visited during very hot weather so chose to arrive around 11:30 a.m. We saw TONS of animals but some of the most desirable ones were off resting from the heat by mid afternoon. Evenso we really enjoyed feeding the ones that came to our car as we rolled along. We decided to take advantage of their option to return... More 

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Lakeside, Texas USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A high point to our BTS getaway with 3 of our 4 grand babies, feeding the animals and seeing exotic animals up close. Plan 3 to 5 hours for your visit, this is not for a fast run through, the kids did not want to leave.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We love animals. This was one of the most memorable day trips we've ever had. You can get up close to these beautiful animals, feed them etc. We saw literally hundreds of animals , many which are endangered species. Spent 3 hours just driving through and observing. We will be back!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Excellent place to spend time as a family. The animals are easily seen and your car is air conditioned. The food at the park restaurant was a nice halfway treat in the long drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I went for the first time with my 14-yr-old grandson, who enjoys animals and plans to become a veterinarian. We stayed at the Lodge rather than the safari cabins (and are glad that we did). Our bedroom was modest and uninteresting, although comfortable. But we had the entire second-floor common room to ourselves! Floor-to-ceiling windows with beautiful views, high ceilings,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited the wildlife center at 9 am until 11:15 am. There were tons of different deer. But also lots of other African animals. There is an enclosure for cheetahs and rhinos. Zebras come right up to the car and along with giraffes. Although we went in the summer the animals were still very active in the morning. I would... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We took our 3 year old and she absolutely loved it! We went at 9 am on a Sunday and got a guided tour right away and it was well worth it! We had unlimited feed for the animals plus a very knowledgable tour guide who took us to areas you can't go in your car. She also knew which... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Our cousins that lived near this town told us we should come and visit! I have to say I am so glad we did. We had such an awesome time and so many animals came up to our window to eat! This lasted about 3 hours for us which was a great time consuming event! Even checked out the petting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Visited with friends that volunteer here and enjoyed every minute! Saw a ton of hoofstock species that I've never seen at other zoos and loved the expanse of space for the animals. Hot day but worth the visit!

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