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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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This place is really fun. And if you have a Zoo membership at a zoo somewhere around Texas you can... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Really fun interactive experience

My niece worked here as an intern, and it always sounded like fun. It really was fun. Fossil Rim... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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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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 3 days ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Thank 576donnaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our trip to Fossil Rim. The animals roam and you drive through. We took 3 hours looking at the animals plus an hour at the cafe and children’s area. The cafe food was surprisingly good but did take a while. The drive through...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kerry914
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to take the safari tour instead of driving ourselves and we were so glad we did! Our tour guide talked about the history of the safari as we were driving through. She also gave us information about the different animals that we encountered....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TinyAtlas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fossil Rim is doing an amazing job in protecting wild life while allowing the public to view these beautiful animals in a natural habitat. Feeding the giraffes was the best part of the tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We've been twice to this beautiful safari like site. Previously it was in the heat of summer. This time it was at the first of Nov. Both times were beautiful, but the autumn allows you to see many more animals. And we liked it so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Janice G
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This is a stunning, well kept part of Texas. Rolling hills and water holes. You can drive though or take a tour on a safari vehicle. When you check in you get a bag of food to feed the various animals. Including giraffe that come...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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11 November 2018|
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Response from AideDeCamp | Reviewed this property |
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
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.