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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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If you like animals

It was ok. If You have children they would probably like it. The day I went the animals were all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Too busy, animals full and not interested PRICEY

Only go if you get there when they first open, otherwise the wildlife are full and don't come close... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeff H
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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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  • Very good19%
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“guided tour” (62 reviews)
2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-2960
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was ok. If You have children they would probably like it. The day I went the animals were all laying down. Pretty boring. My daughter went and the giraffes were up and by the car. We did get to see the zebras and ostriches....More

Thank Nanamama4236
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only go if you get there when they first open, otherwise the wildlife are full and don't come close to you. Also be prepared for LINES and to fork over some money

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW! We had so much fun! We brought a 3-year old and a 10-year old. Honestly, my husband, aunt, and I had as much fun as the boys did! Be sure to buy the bag of food. We did our own car instead of a...More

Thank Breea C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It wad very hot the day we went but this park was so amazing we had to do it all. The drive thru park is one of best

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's definitely worth it to get the extra Behind the Scenes tour. Our guide was absolutely committed to us seeing every animal they had, circling back for a second or third try. Being able to hand feed the giraffe was a treat. You can feed...More

Thank Kay K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a wonderful time! I had 2 15 year olds and a 9 year old and they all had a blast! The only thing we didn't like was that each car is only allowed one bag of food and with 2 adults and...More

Thank V5489JCmelissaj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great park. You never get to see animals like this in a zoo. My recommendation is to come in the morning when animals are more active. Also don't bring your best car. The genius ostriches tried to eat my hood and scratched...More

1  Thank ChrisCgeo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was amazing! The animals were super cool. There were giraffes, ostriches, and even cheetahs! I definitely recommend it!

Thank Josephine R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They all have different horns, otherwise pretty much alike in habits and habitat. Also saw ostrich, bison, and the endangered cheetahs. Kudos for helping the cheetahs. I bought the food to hand feed the giraffes, and they were not out! All others had to be...More

1  Thank JoyceWR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our 3 years old granddaughters to Fossil Rim and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The animals were active that day and quite a few came to our car for food. What a treat it was to see so many different animals close up....More

Thank Andrey N
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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.
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