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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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Opens in 14 min: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Entertaining, informative, well done!

We did the "Behind the Scenes" tour, I highly recommend this if you want you and your children and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great adventure.

This place was the best drive threw ranch I have ever been to in the country. Animals had space... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Braunfels, Texas
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  • Average5%
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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 1 week ago

We did the "Behind the Scenes" tour, I highly recommend this if you want you and your children and guests to learn how important Fossil Rim is to the conservation of unique animals. And if you can request Taylor as your guide, you will learn...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was the best drive threw ranch I have ever been to in the country. Animals had space. And great variety.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 337harveym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just loved this place! Fun for the whole family. Very knowledgeable guides. Wonderful animals the see up close.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband decided to drive a little over an hour south of Dallas to come see Fossil Rim! I’ve seen reviews and had friends tell me how much they loved it! I was so excited to partake in this outing! When we got...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank willh446
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to Fossil Rim several times in the past 25 years. Nice drive through park where you get up close to the animals. I was able to board my dog at a local vet since they are not allowed to come through the park...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank tangojohnDallas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most exciting adventure & learning experience ever. Tour close up with knowledgeable and guides.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank T9727AUcherylp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Thank 2011bmmble
Reviewed 15 January 2019

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 13 January 2019 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 7 January 2019 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
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18 February 2019|
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Response from 2011bmmble | Reviewed this property |
No you ride in an open seated truck so you can reach out and feed the animals there is a picture of the trucks on there website
31 December 2018|
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Response from Steve W | Reviewed this property |
Firs tour each day.
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