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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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Wonderful variety of animals!

Great experience for the two grandmas and their three young grandkids. The animals were close... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen D
Wichita Falls, Texas
Very fun family activity

It is fun to feed animals with your hands. Definitely, it is more exciting than a regular zoo. Of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hamed S. 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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2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-2960
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience for the two grandmas and their three young grandkids. The animals were close enough to feed and the variety was impressive, from buffalo and wildebeast at the front gate to the axis deer, zebras, rhinos, giraffes, ostrich, gazelles, rams, and gemsbok, we were...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is fun to feed animals with your hands. Definitely, it is more exciting than a regular zoo. Of course, it has less variety, but the experience is unique. My kinds were so excited and learned a lot. We also had so much fun. If...More

1  Thank Hamed S. H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a blast, kids and adults alike. I experienced feeding the animals from my hand for the first time. There were all kinds of animals and it was great fun being amidst them. Even for children who are a bit scared of animals, can...More

Thank shruti16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us did the guided tour and had a ball! Animals of all kinds in the wild. Tour guides who new each one, the facts about them and details that surprised. Expect the animals to come close and in many cases eat out of...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing, worth every penny!!! Best drive thru I've ever experienced. Kids will absolutely love it!!!

Thank GinaElizabethBain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 89 yr old father was having as much fun as a 5 yr old feeding the animals and taking pictures of them close up. The Reserve is beautiful, the food at the Overlook Cafe is delicious, and the roads for general use are well...More

1  Thank rmr0202
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful. They have a lovely overlook restaurant that has burgers and such. They give you one small bag of food, this was disappointing. Make sure you sVe it for the giraffes. They were so sweet. I would definitely go again. I might...More

Thank sherri g
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

My wife had wanted to visit Fossil Rim and the nearby Dinosaur Valley State Park for quite some time, and we finally got the chance in October 2017. A friend told us to book a behind the scenes tour, but they were completely full, so...More

1  Thank Raydioman61
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We chose too take a guided tour and I'm so glad we did. The guides were amazing and they take you places that the self driving tour can't go. Feeding the giraffes from our open air bus was the highlight of the tour. I highly...More

Thank WestTexanAtHeart
Reviewed 13 October 2017

animals were adorable, a tad aggressive, they have no issue standing in the middle of the road and poking their entire heads in your car window. A bit scary for young kids. Lots of backups and waiting as people slowed down to feed and take...More

Thank 4jolly_ranchers
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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