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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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Excellent Variety of Animals and Things to Do

Overall: Located just outside of Glen Rose TX, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is a drive through wild... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dallas, TX
Talk to the animals

When we were in the US 8 years ago, we visited a drive-thru safari in Arizona called Bearizona, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 5 days ago

Overall: Located just outside of Glen Rose TX, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is a drive through wild life park aimed at families. The main attraction is a drive through loop where you can see a wide variety of animals and can hand feed giraffes. This...More

Thank Thomas_Heston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we were in the US 8 years ago, we visited a drive-thru safari in Arizona called Bearizona, and loved it. When we were going to be driving from Waco to Dallas and saw this place we knew we had to visit. Overall what a...More

Thank CraigB1970
2155FossilRim, Marketing Associate at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Craig, The lady who runs the Nature Store (gift shop) was wondering what day it was that you visited?

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our toddler for his second birthday and it was perfect! He loved it so much. One helpful tip: if planning in advance, BOOK YOUR SAFARI TOUR EARLY. We wanted to do a tour, but they were sold out the week before. We arrived...More

Thank heather b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our driver Rick was excellent and everything he instructs you to do is foe a very good reason and for your own safety. We really enjoyed all of the wildlife but especially the Giraffes and the Ostrich's. Bring a good camera .Beautiful countryside.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful experience for whole family! Even the two year old was great to watch feeding the animals but especially feeding the giraffes. Our tour guide, Kathleen, was full of interesting things about the park and the animals. She talked the entire two hour trip around...More

2  Thank rhgranddad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived in Dallas more than half my life, but had never been to Fossil Rim until this trip. It was one of those things I always planned to do, but just hadn't. So I was really happy when my boyfriend suggested we take my...More

3  Thank Elise C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having an off-site meeting for 17 people at Fossil Rim was easy, relaxing, interesting, and well worth the very reasonable rates for both lodging and our specially prepared meals. I had stayed at Fossil Rim with family before and we fell in love with the...More

1  Thank AideDeCamp
chef3677, Lodging Director at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. We enjoyed having all of you stay with us. We are happy your group got to experience what Fossil Rim has to offer. Thank you Again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to drive ourselves since we hadn’t made reservations in advance. We were in two cars with four adults and four children. The children absolutely loved it! The giraffes stole the spotlight but the other animals were beautiful and added to the experience. Definitely...More

2  Thank angelmay577
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend loves giraffes, so for her birthday she and I drove out from Dallas to take a tour and hopefully spend some time with giraffes. We chose to take the first tour of the day on a weekday (not the 8:30 early bird tour,...More

3  Thank Kanga21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love love love this Center. The conservation work they are doing is so inspiring. Do take the drive through the park and yes, you must see the selection of gifts at the Nature Store (Take a bow, Donna!) Speaking of the nature store, get...More

2  Thank timothyy298
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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
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.