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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Great place to view many species of exotic wildlife. Fossil Rim is a great conservation success... read more

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Dlapka582
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Midland, Texas
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My twin girls love animals and they were locked in the whole trip. They got a kick out of feeding... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
marquiset
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Saginaw, 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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to view many species of exotic wildlife. Fossil Rim is a great conservation success story for many endangered species, including the White Rhino, Addox and Mexican Red Wolf. Well worth the admission.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

No point of it, very rude security and worthless. In the middle of no where, you can’t see barely any animals

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My twin girls love animals and they were locked in the whole trip. They got a kick out of feeding the animals, especially the giraffes. This will be a repeat trip, for sure. Do the guided tour. It is well worth the money.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Animals Were All up some of them wasn't on Display The Line was So Long to get it The Petting Area Needs Work Rocks were Unlevel More People to take money the line was so long that they made people take a detour and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been hearing about Fossil Rim for the last several years, but wondered how it could be worth the trip. This was a joy for the whole family. Appropriate for the very young to old and everyone in between. This amazing property with freely...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is so much fun!!! The kids had a blast sitting in the back of the truck feeding the animals. Would love to go back

Date of experience: March 2019
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Awesome, thanks for sharing. :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed overnight and did the behind the scenes tour and it was absolutely worth it. The cabins are quite small and spartan. There is a bathroom and electricity so it’s a step up from a tent but it isn’t glamping. Get up early and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family went to the dinosaur valley state park during our spring break. Kids loved it! The staff were helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with large group. Had the two hour driving tour on a couple of converted buses. Enjoyed seeing the animals up close.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank porter_osborne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Park is decent but not exceptional. Animals are plentiful with decent variety to impress kids and those who have not been to a larger park or the real thing. Spacing between vehicles in the PM became an issue.

Date of experience: March 2019
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daveandpeggyh
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Response from bktx1 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Steve W | Reviewed this property |
Firs tour each day.
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11 November 2018|
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Hi! My husband and daughter and I were there yesterday (Sunday 11/11/18) and went on the afternoon Behind-the-Scenes tour. All the giraffes except the big male, Mosey, were in their enclosure which is heated. But Mosey was... More
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