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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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Drive to see the animals

So much fun. I think this is better then the zoo. The animals come right up to the car. Make sure... read more

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Corbin, Kentucky
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Close encounter nature safari

Fossil Rim is an international conservation wildlife center. You can drive through or take a guided... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glen Rose, 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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2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-2960
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So much fun. I think this is better then the zoo. The animals come right up to the car. Make sure you get a bag of food. They sell it before you go in. We spent three hours there. We will definitely be back.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fossil Rim is an international conservation wildlife center. You can drive through or take a guided tour along the paved road feeding the animals as you go (provided you have purchased the appropriate food from the front desk). The landscape is beautiful and the animals...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Upscalestnick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time here with family including 5 yr old twins. The trip can take 3hours and up. All the animals were active and roaming close to the road and guest. The children enjoyed feeding the different breeds. The Giraffe's were one of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rhonda T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the guided tour and luckily it was only our family in the vehicle. Our guide was David Jusievoich. David is knowledgeable and friendly and he made the tour fun and interesting for us and for our young kids. We learned about the animals,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Korneto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfect way to coexist with nature. Lots of curious and charming deers, giraffes and many other species living in a peaceful and beautiful environment. Excellent plant for kids and adults. We took our 7 years old niece and she was enchanted to feed the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

This place is really fun. And if you have a Zoo membership at a zoo somewhere around Texas you can get discount on here. UMass food at the gift shop to feed the animals through the Safari. Make sure you have a pretty good vehicle...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank joinerdaddy
Reviewed 27 November 2018

My niece worked here as an intern, and it always sounded like fun. It really was fun. Fossil Rim is a drive through zoo essentially. The animals are in a natural habitat and roam free for the most part. They are pretty tranquil and used...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bktx1
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Our daughter-in-law arranged a family outing thanksgiving weekend, and this was one of the places she picked. It was a nice drive through the country to get there from the Dallas area where we have family. 1,800 acres of a well maintained wildlife reserve with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thelion44
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

If you are shy about a drive through park don’t be! This is a windows down up close and personal with a variety of species. My favorites were a super friendly reindeer (maybe - not sure what he was) and zebra with a soft velvety...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 602betsib
Reviewed 18 November 2018

I visited Fossil Rim on a perfect 70 degree sunny Fall day. It was a great day to roll down the car windows and enjoy the animals and scenery (not too hot or cold). The environment is very natural; non-commercial, with hills, trees and grassland...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Steve W | Reviewed this property |
Firs tour each day.
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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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Response from rhgranddad | Reviewed this property |
On their web site there is a holiday list! I had copied and pasted it here. New Year’s Day – January 1, 2018 – Park Open Martin Luther King Day – January 15, 2018 – Park Open Presidents' Day - February 19, 2018 - Park... More