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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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What a great hidden place for fun!

We took our 13, 8, and 3 year old here for a drive through animal experience. It was pretty hot so we went early and I recommend doing this during the hot summers. The animals... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took our 13, 8, and 3 year old here for a drive through animal experience. It was pretty hot so we went early and I recommend doing this during the hot summers. The animals walk right up but save your feed for the whole trip! The giraffes will put their heads right into your sunroof if you have one!... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After reading a ton of reviews on Tripadvisor, I booked a cabin in the foothills for a night. I think I enjoyed sitting outside the cabin and watching the animals lot more than my 4 year old. I didn't care for the cabin so much because it was very basic with no luxuries and we are not the camping types.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My 4 g'kids (ages 6,7,11,12) had never seen anything like this (zoos are not as up close and personal). Sure wish I had a sun roof on my car! Only one bag of food per car (per the request of the vet for the well being of the animals). They come right up to you for the food. The kids... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fossil rim wildlife center was a lot of fun and worth every penny. Staff was friendly and informative. When you buy a ticket you can go again the next morning before 10 AM. Get there early if you can as the animals are more active and out and about. Later in the day the animals are in the shade... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great morning at the Wildlife Park. Unfortunately the giraffes were not as Hungry. We enjoyed the deer and the Zebras. Watch out for the Ostrich they want to steal all your stuff.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going on a safari in the middle of nowhere of Texas? Why not? Actually, it was a really great experience, and please don't forget the camera! Because there are tons of animals, and they walked around our car, and even stuck their nose inside the window. Awesome. The visit with your own car is perfect, as you set your own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is essentially a drive-thru zoo, featuring animals from the African savannas. The route through the FRWC is around nine miles long and goes through several different pastures. There are different species of (non-carnivorous) animals such as various antelopes, wildebeests, and the like throughout and they will come right up to the cars, hoping to be... More 

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Stephenville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to Fossil Rim all my life. Every time you visit, it's a completely different adventure. Animals are in different spots, you see different animals closer than others, sometimes the giraffes are close enough to interact, and sometime you admire them from far away or from the Overlook. I love going through it! Perfect for couples, families, dates,... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing. Everyone was really friendly. Landscape was beautiful and the animals, OMG they are so cool. I will be going back, but next time I will definitely go when it is cooler. Texas heat was a little rough. We took advantage of the second day free if you visit before 10 am offer and it was SO... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice drive through wildlife center. We enjoyed seeing all the animals. We went in the heat of the afternoon so the cheetah and giraffe were inclined to stay in the shade so an earlier visit may be better if you like more activity. The other animals didn't seem to mind coming out of the shade for treats.

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