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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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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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This place is awesome for animal lovers! My 8-year-old daughter was simply overwhelmed with joy by the sheer number of animals and the ability to feed and touch them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sherri G
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Lewisville, Texas
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Lewisville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is awesome for animal lovers! My 8-year-old daughter was simply overwhelmed with joy by the sheer number of animals and the ability to feed and touch them.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, and saw lots of animals. The giraffes eat right out of your hand. Lots of the other animals will try to as well, but the park says to only hand-feed the giraffes. It can be a very slow drive if the cars in front of you want to stop and look at every... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving from Dallas to Austin and someone at our car rental center recommended that we check out Fossil Rim. It was a bit of a detour, but we are so glad we went! We took our four children, ages 12, 11, 9 and 7 on a weekday. There is a station where you park, pay and get a... More 

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Oak Ridge North, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our daughter for her 14th birthday and far exceeded our expectations! Did the behind the scenes tour with Barbara and it was fantastic. We also stayed two nights at the lodge in the Attwater room, it was clean and so comfy. Staff is like old friends and breakfast(free with stay) was wonderful! The views are breathtaking. Absolute must! We... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Fossil Rim several times, and I will continue to go back. I believe in the conservation that they are doing, and attractions of this type, done this well, are rare. You can buy one bag of feed per car, and you definitely want to do that. There are a large number of the animals that will come... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

25 years ago we took our Kids. Now it was the Granddaughters turn. Lots of improvements. Wonderful. Go around mid-morning if in the summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fossil Rim is amazing! See exotic animals in the most naturalistic habitat for these endangered species. Animals exhibit natural animal behaviors on 1800 acres. Truly a must see!!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed overnight in the rooms which were very comfortable. We fell asleep to a cozy fire. The next morning we had a good breakfast and went on a tour of the wildlife park. The staff are welcoming and friendly. This was the most informative and amazing tour we have ever experienced. We were lucky enough to see the peaceful... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were driving back to Dallas from a weekend away and randomly decided to stop here at Fossil Rim. So glad we did! The Animals were so sweet and friendly. We fed them out of our hands. It was so exciting to see them up close and personal and be able to touch them. I like that... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three adults, one bag of animal food - so much fun and laughter. Definitely buy the bag of animal food. Well worth it. It was the first non predator drive through wildlife park we'd been through - no need to keep the windows up here. It took us several hours as it is a big park plus all the stops... More 

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