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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

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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Fun with the Animals

Fun for the whole family. Pay to feed the animals it is worth it! The animals come up to the car and you can pet most of them.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fun for the whole family. Pay to feed the animals it is worth it! The animals come up to the car and you can pet most of them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this zoo! Would recommend to anyone that loves animals. Had a cafe, gift shop, you can do picnics, petting zoo and guided tours.

1 Thank Ashley D
Dickinson, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has nine miles of roads through different terrain and habitats featuring exotic animals from all over the world and they venture close up and personal to your vehicle. One highlight is the Wolf habitat and the amazing long running pens of the Cheetah enclosures! Spend at least three hours here for a fun filled educational foray into the... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a family tradition. We visit at least once a year. This year we took the grandkids (age 1 and 4) and two year old great nephews. The landscape is beautiful; set in the rolling foothills of north central Texas. The boys loved feeding the animals from the back seat. Midway through the drive is a gift shop and... More 

1 Thank tammy h
Kodiak Island, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What?! I had never been to a place like this before!!!! Wow! It was so much fun. My kids (5yo & 2yo) LOVED it!! It was so exciting to be so close to all of the animals. We bought the bag of food and we all had fun feeding the animals as they came up to the car. They eat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time. We have always drove thru it, this was the first time to stay the night. Sara was our driver thru the behind the scenes tour . All of it was very interesting. I'm glad my husband saw you ad on Facebook. Thank you

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took two of our grandkids ages 10 and 7 on a surprisingly cool (80degrees) and somewhat rainy day in August. This was the perfect day for a visit. There were no crowds and the kids loved getting wet as they poked their heads through the sunroof and out the window to see the animals. We bought one bag of... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

-So much fun! -My boyfriend & I went on a weekend & we were concerned it would be super crowded but it wasn't too bad. -Timing: We went just after lunch. Not bad, but we did have to stop & wait several times along the route due to the line of cars. *I suggest going first thing in the morning... More 

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Trophy Club, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Discovery After Dark Tour, offered once a month, was worth every penny. We started in the learning center, where our guide went over what we would be seeing, and highlighted the animals' senses and how they use them at night. This part was definitely geared toward kids. After about 45 minutes, we were ready to board our open-air buses... More 

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Murphy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great time! We spent four hours here and as we were leaving my boys asked when we could come back. We fed all sorts of animals and most of them will stick their head right in your car window if you let them. The children's area and petting zoo is big fun and all the goats are really... More 

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