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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-2960
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A Wonderful Experience - Animals Were Amazing!

We had a fabulous time! We had a two car caravan with all ages ranging from kindergarten to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sherri2011
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Flower Mound, Texas
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This is why you go to Glen Rose

My wife and I were, believe it or not, on a romantic weekend, staying in Glen Rose. If you go to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
J P
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Dallas, Texas
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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 spot on a guided tour, or even spend a night at our Foothills Safari Camp or The Lodge to see 50-plus 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 Nature Store offers an array of 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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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 2 days ago via mobile

We had a fabulous time! We had a two car caravan with all ages ranging from kindergarten to seniors and everyone loved the experience! We stayed in Glen Rose the night before, so we could get an early start at the park while the animals...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I were, believe it or not, on a romantic weekend, staying in Glen Rose. If you go to Glen Rose, romantic or otherwise, you need to do this. We drove up in the afternoon, but since it was pretty much off season...More

Thank J P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fossil Rim is an amazing safari drive. They have so many animals, including rhinos, giraffes, zebras and more. They also are involved in breeding of endangered species, like cheetahs and Mexican gray wolves. It can be driven in your own vehicle or can take behind...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I have been to several wildlife centers and this is one of our favorites. You can easily spend 3 hours there. My advice is that you arrive early. Otherwise, you will be stuck behind other drivers who take their sweet time and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get up close and personal as you drive through the game park and offer feed to many animals. The geography resembles east Africa and it is easy to imagine that is where you are as you see giraffes in the distance.

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

This place is amazing! We really enjoyed this family trip. Animals roam around freely. They will approached you and you can feed them. It's $25 dollars per person and they will allowed you to buy a $7 dollar bag of food per car. If you...More

Thank Leylani N
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

A lovely day time attraction for solo, friends and family. Animals roam freely in the wild. Some may approach vehicle. Annual memberships are available starting at 79.00 for one or 189.00 for four with special member only events included throughout the year. Normal daily price...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Like other reviewers, we went first thing in the morning and took the guided tour. Make sure your cellphone or camera is charged as this is a wonderful photo opportunity! Each person received a cup of food pellets - save some for the later part...More

Thank JHalls
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

If you like viewing animals up close and personal and being able to view them from your car and take your time this is the place. Had a giraffe eat feed out if my hand and got to see some rare animals also. Great for...More

Thank Debbie R
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

This place has a large number of animals you won’t see anywhere else in Texas. We paid for the guided tour at 1pm and it’s totally worth it to hear the knowledgeable guide talk about the animals and the property. The tour also gets to...More

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gingerm811
10 July 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
23 March 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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