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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
I love love love this Center. The conservation work they are doing is so inspiring.
Do take the drive through the park and yes, you must see the selection of gifts at the Nature Store (Take a bow, Donna!)
Speaking of the nature store, get...More
We went on a Tuesday morning to Fossil Rim. There were very few people. We were able to drive slowly and experience everything. It was very expensive though. It was $21.95 per person. They do offer a senior citizen discount and 2 & under are...More
So first thing you should know is that all the animals are free range. Except the cheetah and rhinos.
You get one bag of feed per car. And by the half way point we were out of food. So save your food.
You can take...More
Early in day is perhaps best time for activity and temperature tends to be a bit cooler with animals more active. If you want babies then advise spring time! Spread out the treat food that you get...many will be waiting on you especially the giraffe....More
This was a spontaneous destination on our trip south, and it was not a disappointment.
Our girls are just under 2 and loved most of the experience - they were ready to nap towards the end of the drive.
Great variety of animals. Really nice...More
THE best day I've had in recent memory
I suggest going in the morning before it's hot and the animals retreat to the shade.
We were lucky enough to be behind the employee with the feed truck so we watched as animals ran to the...More
We visited Fossil rim on Saturday last week. We had booked the drive tour & it was worth it. Our guide was Kathleen W who was very informative & friendly.Hats off to her !!!We could feed the giraffes, see the sleeping cheetahs, learn about different...More
Our guide was named Kathleen. We learned so much on our tour. Not only did we learn the history of fossil rim, but also we learned so much about the animals. I highly recommend doing a tour. We were able to see things that just...More
This place BLOWS AWAY any zoo in the DFW area bar none. Guided tours are the way to go, you have great tour guides, they give you food and the animals are plentiful. Kids will either be amazed or somewhat scared because the animals get...More
Fossil Rim Wildlife Park is a perfect day's outing from the DFW area. It's about a 90 minute drive from the Metroplex (Dallas, Fort Worth, and the surrounding area). We drove down Highway 67 from Dallas and it's a straight shot to Glen Rose (and...More
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.
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
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 way.