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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 park, beautiful animals. Go early in the morning and you will get to feed alot more animals and its less crowded. They tell you not to feed them by hand because they bite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great park, beautiful animals. Go early in the morning and you will get to feed alot more animals and its less crowded. They tell you not to feed them by hand because they bite, but we fed them all by hand and they let us pet them and touch their horns. It was a great experience. My three year old... More 

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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Try to go early if it's a holiday weekend. At this time of year, the park opens at 8:30. If you get there too late, you will be in a long line of cars going thru the park. During the week is the best time to go. Even though we went on July 4th, we were there when they opened... More 

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Dime Box, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We took the family tour at 10 am and had a great 2.5 hours. We went in July so it was hot so bring water plus do your bathroom breaks beforehand. The guide led us through a very informative, leisurely tour with many opportunities to feed the animals and take pictures. They do offer a self tour where you drive... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been here with my family and I've recently returned with a group of students. It us WAY to expensive. And both times we have seen many types of animals. The first time, there was no traffic and no animals, so we drove through in 45 min. The second time, it was so crowded, it seriously would have taken... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This was the coolest place. We went early,which is the best time to go. The animals were all ready for breakfast so you were able to see and touch and feed a bunch of them. There's also less traffic so you can move at your pace. We pulled over several times to watch the animals,or take pictures. We notice when... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Glen Rose is definitely off the beaten path and you have to plan to go there. However, Fossil Rim was worth the drive! Animals come right up to your car (buy the bag of food at the welcome center) and some even stick their heads into the window. Talk about being up close and personal with giraffes, zebras and various... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place to visit - especially for animal lovers. Tours are superb. Our tour guide, Bonnie, was phenomenal. You get to hand feed giraffe's (if they are hungry and willing). While the signage clearly states that ONLY Giraffe's can be hand fed, we saw several families hand feeding various other animals (deer, zebra's, etc). Kids absolutely love this place. Guided... More 

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Brownwood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Roads need to be upgraded a bit. Very scenic drive. Kids loved feeding the animals. Lookout point next to the restaurant was beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I took my grandsons, ages 3 and 6, to Fossil Rim and we all had a great time. The wildlife center is filled with animals that are fascinating to watch and fascinating to learn about. We drove through the park first and then checked in to spend the night at the Safari Camp, a series of small cabins (covered in... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We live in the Dallas area and I had never even heard of the place. I wanted to make sure it was "legit" because there are so many touristy traps. This place is for real. They do real conservation work. We stayed in the cabins at Fossil Rim. Because of that, we were able to take the Sunday morning guided... More 

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Address: 2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone Number: 254-897-2960
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Glen Rose

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