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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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Open today: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Great trip for all ages!!

We did a self driving tour mid week on a hot Texas day. I was a little worried about the animals... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dallas, Texas
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We took our 3 year old here! Now this place is really awesome! All the animals walk right up to car... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pete & B
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“petting zoo”(71 reviews)
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
2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-2960
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Reviewed yesterday

We did a self driving tour mid week on a hot Texas day. I was a little worried about the animals being out and about in the heat. Don't know if it was the enticement of the food, but there were plenty of animals visible...More

Thank DallasCouple1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took our 3 year old here! Now this place is really awesome! All the animals walk right up to car to eat! So be sure to buy the bags of food at entrance!

Thank Pete & B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The lady at the ticket desk was extremely rude. We were interested in the tour but she looked at me and said “if you didn’t book online, you won’t do the tour for days!” Uhhh, ok! I would NEVER go back just because of her!...More

Thank nmkev
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drive through the gorgeous Texas hills and enjoy meeting zebra, giraffe, ostrich, oryx, gazelle, cheetahs, rhinos and more!

Thank beachytj1963
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving around for two hours on a small course packed with other drivers was not alluring—but Fossil Rim was amazing! My attitude changed the very second a deer coaxed me to roll down the window. I was totally won over by the time a giraffe...More

Thank Mandi G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 14 year old daughter and I had a great time during our visit to Fossil Rim in April of this year. We tried a little bit of everything here - we stayed at the safari cabins for the weekend, did the self tour and...More

Thank vasha13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place for kids and adults. you can drive in the park but if you book a package tour you will be able to see the core area.

Thank karsomaditya
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Fossil Rim. The animals are well cared for and excellent drive though for viewing. The shop was well stocked with relevant and appropriate items.

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, you can save a few bucks by driving your own car through the wildlife center. Don't do it!. We took our daughter and her family on the guided tour and we all had a marvelous time. To begin with the tour drivers can go...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say this tour was awesome. We did the guided tour and luckily we had a smaller group giving us plenty of room. The guide was extremely knowledgeable which I think made the tour. If you do the self drive you miss out...More

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14 March 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.
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