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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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Burleson, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We had friends in town, and decided to check it out. We have been to other "drive through" widelife parks, and they have generally been disappointing. However, this both couples thought was awesome. The animals were unique and beautiful, and they seemed to have plenty of room to roam around. The facility was well run and organized. There was a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We visited Fossil Rim on 31 August and it was total gridlock. The majority of the time we sat with our car in park and traveled less than 1 mile in 1 hour and it is NINE miles long. We called the office twice asking why the traffic was totally stopped, and they said they would send someone out to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We signed up for a behind the scenes tour on a Monday. Our tour guide, Stephanie, was friendly and funny. She engaged us with these fun and interesting facts about the animals. We could tell she loved her job and cared about the animals. We got to feed the animals. It was great to see them up-close and personal. This... More

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Mansfield, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We've taken our kids and nieces to Fossil Rim several times. A few things about it... the cost is per person, not per car. It can get expensive, but sometimes there are coupons in "Entertainment" coupon books, or you can receive a discount with your AAA membership. Purchase a bag of food for the animals, hop back in your car,... More

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New Caney, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This was really cool driving amongst the animals, gift shop was nice. Restaurant was really busy so we didn't eat there. You can bring your own food and have a picnic. This is a really fun experience for the children.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Fossil Rim is an amazing place to visit where for once, you dont see animals enclosed in small cages. You will enjoy feeding the animals , watching in awe those giraffes, zebra up close and sometimes even the deers locking their horns fighting :D Please go there as soon as they open as you can take all the time... More

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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Visited this place last year. It's excellent!! They bring the wildlife to you!! You get the option to feed the animals. You can take a self guided tour in your car,or you can take a little safari with a tour guide who goes places where the cars can't go. The gift shop is small and worth visiting.

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San Antonio, Texas
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23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I didn't go on tours. The parking lot was full. The line to buy tickets and animal food was out 2 doors. Way too many cars driving at once. Screaming kids running loose everywhere. I think it would only be worth the price if you go on a weekday. I will return one day. Disappointing today.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My kids loved the park so much that we went a second time a week later. Our first trip was a rookie mistake -- Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. It took about 4 hours and was only that short due to a lightening storm that moved in 1/2 way. While the kids had so much fun it was tough on... More

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Lufkin, Texas
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20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We are members at Fossil Rim and no matter how many times you go it is always fun. There are many different kinds of animals and you get to be up closer to them than you would ever be anywhere else. You can tell that the facility is well maintained and that the animals are well taken care of. We... More

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