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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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Open today: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Ok! This is a must!!

I was trying to escape 105• temps and had the toddler grandkids for the week. We headed to Glen... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Terri B
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Roanoke, Texas
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Super fun

My son and I love animals and this was a perfect activity for us to do. Customer service was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sarah P
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Gatesville, Texas, United States
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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is where Africa comes to Texas. Our 1,800-acre facility offers a 7.2-mile scenic drive where you can interact with approximately 1,100 rare and endangered animals roaming free in their herds. Stay in your car, reserve your...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
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+1 254-897-2960
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was trying to escape 105• temps and had the toddler grandkids for the week. We headed to Glen Rose to try Fossil Rim! I have to say that I was as excited about our day as the kids were. Literally I’ve never seen a...More

Thank Terri B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My son and I love animals and this was a perfect activity for us to do. Customer service was friendly and the animals were too.

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took our grandkids and they LOVED it! We went in a pickup so we could ride in the back which made it more fun. I would recommend getting there early rather than late as the line does get long and the animals will be...More

1  Thank Heidi W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in the morning and the animals were very active! Loved how they came right up to the car and put their heads in the window. Excellent day! Cafe provided good food that was reasonably priced.

1  Thank stacie914
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted the grandkids to have this experience. It is nice place for kids to see a variety of animal species . They could feed the giraffes and throw food out to other animals. Nice gift shop and petting zoo at top of ridge ....More

1  Thank Angela_bedford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot beat the fun this park has to offer! The views, critters and slow pace were a treat after a hectic ride through DFW. Be sure to try the cafe! Reasonable prices and a really good Philly cheesesteak! Others in our party liked the fresh...More

1  Thank piccu
chef3677, Executive Chef at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Piccu, Thank you very much for the very kind review! I will make sure the cafe staff see's your review as well, I know they all work very hard to keep things new and exciting and tasting yummy. We look forward to having you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Fossil Rim. We have bought memberships on and off for the last 10 years. We have taken our children since they were born. We love learning about the animals, our kids love feeding the animals, and we enjoy being together as a family....More

Thank _archer8301
chef3677, Executive Chef at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Archer8301, We are happy you decided to become a member, your continued support helps a lot of animals. And thank you for the kind words about Fossil Rim. We look forward to your return. Thank you

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed the night in Glen Rose so we could be up early and first in the park and we were! In the heat we were having, early morning is best and also they are feeding the animals right on one side of the road...More

Thank TexasTravelingkitty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The private tour was expensive but worth it. It was far better than the self tour. Both were nice but the knowledgeable guide added so much! The summer heat kept many animals away from roads but still a great time. We will come back,

Thank mr_larry_smith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard of Fossil Rim a few years ago, but hadn't been able to schedule time with our grandsons. We are so glad we were finally did! It is rustic, no doubt about that, but if you've ever camped in a tent, this is so...More

1  Thank EriolV
2155FossilRim, Marketing Associate at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! I'm making sure our lodging director/chef sees it. :)

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summertimefun14
March 13, 2018|
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Response from J P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, HUMAN food. We ordered out at a restaurant, brought in the food in our car, and ate at picnic tables at the top of the turnaround (where there is a gift shop and restaurant). The picnic area has multiple tables.
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gingerm811
July 10, 2017|
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Response from Ankit G | Reviewed this property |
It is about 10 miles. I think it will not take more than 15-20 minutes to reach there. The speed limit near the Dinosaur state park is lower than the normal speed levels and therefore more time.
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Dallasight
March 23, 2017|
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Response from Kbarthen | Reviewed this property |
The drive is probably 45 minutes to an hour - it is around 9 miles - but allow time to stop half way thru for a rest stop not to mention the entertaining ostriches and a few other characters you will want to feed along the... More
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