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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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A wonderful experience!!! My granddaughter loved this!!! We got some wonderful pictures. I do have to say though , that there was a couple of places on the driving trail that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Fremont, Nebraska, United States
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Fremont, Nebraska, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

A wonderful experience!!! My granddaughter loved this!!! We got some wonderful pictures. I do have to say though , that there was a couple of places on the driving trail that where a little scary . EXTREMLY steep hills. Though it is very beautiful. The only complaint I may have is , there is no control on feeding the animals.... More 

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Glen Rose, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The kids love feeding the animals. We were never rushed through the park,even though it was a busy day for them. We will always come back for the giraffes? They come right to your car!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I took my grandson here for his birthday we had an awesome time, the weather were great and our tour guide Mrs. Stephen was an awesome lady she took us behind the scene she made lots of jokes and my grandson thought that she was the coolest person, we will for definitely being good back and we will ask for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a beautiful day to tour the facility and the scenery was spectacular. We throughly enjoyed the day, it just seemed like the majority of the animals were some type of deer.

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Forney, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Fossil Rim was amazing and the staff is very friendly and nice. The bathrooms and very clean and well maintained. You can go back the next day before 10am for free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It seems a little pricey but we found it well worth the cost. It took a full three hours and we ended up with dozens of hilarious pictures and were exhausted from all the laughing!

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Dallas, Texas
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24 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

FRWC was a wonderful experience. We came in mid April on a weekday and could not have chosen a more ideal time. The weather was beautiful and the traffic in the park was very light. We were able to take our time and enjoy while only occasionally coming across other vehicles. The park is gorgeous and well maintained. It is... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Fossil Rim gives you the ability to take your kids on a "Safari" ride, and is only a couple of hours from DFW. A truly unique experience that overcomes all of the things that we typically may not like about a "zoo". I highly recommend Fossil Rim as an affordable and enjoyable day or weekend adventure.

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Crowley, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Fossil Rim is something fun for young and old. If you are in the area of Glenrose, Cleburne or even Fort Worth and Dallas it's a super fun day of new experiences! A very hot day is not the best time to choose to go so try the spring or autumn.

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Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Took my son to Fossil Rim while he was on spring break. Had a great time as always. They are making changes to the giraffe pastures and the visitor's center at the overlook. There was a mountain goat near the railing of the visitor center, it was great! This was my first time to visit during the week, and it... More 

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