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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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Great Day Trip

A great way to spend the day with family. There is a very broad selection of exotic and native wildlife to drive through and enjoy while taking in the scenery of this beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great way to spend the day with family. There is a very broad selection of exotic and native wildlife to drive through and enjoy while taking in the scenery of this beautiful part of Texas. Take a small cooler with you, It will take some time to drive through the route and the raids are under construction in places.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is reminiscent of going on a safari in Africa. The scenery is pretty plus you can feed animals.

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

I took my wife here a few months back as a surprise. This place was phenomenal! It's not just another "drive through zoo". They emphasize on conservation and preservation. You get very up close and personal with some of the wildlife (See pictures below) Helpful tip..Buy a bag of feed when purchase your tickets. The animals love it!

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Glen Rose, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a beautiful drive, the animals are amazing, wait till you are face to face with a gorgeous giraffe. Love this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nestled away in the rustic hills of Somervell County, you will discover a sanctuary for endangered species. Enjoy this wildlife adventure as you drive the the park. Stop and feed the giraffes. Enjoy a guided tour & educational experience for people of all ages. Worth the adventure for the whole family!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a fun adventure. You buy your tickets, pick up food for the animals and follow the yellow arrows. You'll drive 9 miles on this beautiful hillside where animals can come right up to your car. Drop the feed out the window and take incredible pictures. Giraffes are allowed to eat right out of your hand. This adventure... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For 2x people and a bag of animal feed it worked out to be $55USD. I think it's a little pricey. Perhaps they should charge per vehicle. My advice is go when it opens and go during the week.

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Burleson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one incredible journey to see giraffe, zebras, and other endangered species roaming free in their own habitat. It was great getting up close and personal observing animals going about their day. Fossil Rim affords a wonderful opportunity for photos. The wife and I enjoyed it so much that after exiting the park, we paid for a membership &... More 

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2155FossilRim, Marketing Associate at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review

That's awesome, Dennis! Hope others will follow your example. :) More 

Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go early and there was no waiting. Feed the animals as they come up to your vehicle or go in a group on the Wildlife Center bus. A must to visit from anywhere in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My advice is to get here when they open. We did and were very glad we did. We saw a pretty terrible line of vehicles coming up to the lookout, as we were making our way down. Lots of gridlock near the giraffes. The animals were also out in full force early on. I believe this was due to cooler... More 

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