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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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Address: 2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is where Africa comes to Texas. Our 1,800-acre...

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is where Africa comes to Texas. Our 1,800-acre preserve holds a 9.5 mile scenic drive where you can interact with over 1,100 rare and endangered animals roaming free in their herds. Stay in your car, reserve your spot on a guided tour, or even spend a night at our Safari Camp or Lodge to see over 50 different species of wild animals including cheetahs, wolves, giraffes, rhinos and more. The delicious food at The Overlook Cafe is paired with an incredible view overlooking the park and our gift shop offers souvenirs to take home to family and friends. While Fossil Rim is sure to provide a unique experience and exciting adventure, we are dedicated to the conservation of species on the brink of extinction. Fossil Rim conducts scientific research, trains professionals, responsibly manages our natural resources and is committed to public education. We are a not-for-profit breeding center dedicated to the recovery of species in the wild and we invite you to join us in our efforts. Grab your camera and head this way for the scenic wildlife drive you won't forget. Located in Glen Rose, Texas, we are just 52 miles SW of Fort Worth and well worth a visit for people of all ages!

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Awesome park!

We went on a Mother's Day dinner/safari. The dinner was very good and the safari tour guide was excellent. The only problem was that the instructions provided on where to sign... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pat R
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Round Rock, Texas
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Round Rock, Texas
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went on a Mother's Day dinner/safari. The dinner was very good and the safari tour guide was excellent. The only problem was that the instructions provided on where to sign in were not very clear. Overall, it was amazing program, especially seeing and feeding the fabulous animals!

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2155FossilRim, Marketing Associate at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it, Pat! The unclear instructions may have been my fault, apologies for that part. More 

Bryan, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great time. We had a one year old that enjoyed the trip through the preserve in our car There were a few in front of us that were really slow and tended to block traffic causing backups. We were fortunate to be there when one of the giraffes was giving birth which was exciting to see the new little... More 

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2155FossilRim, Marketing Associate at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review

Wow, that is good timing! We are trying to get visitors to use two lanes of one-way traffic, but it's still a work in progress. We'll get there and the flow will improve. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this place on trip advisor while my husband and I drove from Dallas to San Antonio. We arrived during the week and there was hardly anyone there. We were greeted by the staff person but I wish she provided a little more info such as bathrooms were located halfway through and that after the giraffes there are more... More 

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started very early from Dallas and we were glad we did it. The trip to Glen Rose was nice, however the speed limits on the roads are not as high as we see around Dallas. Since we were early (9AM), we did not have to stand in queue for tickets. Got 10% discount due to AAA membership. Note: You... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the drive-thru experience. The animals are trained to come to your car. Everything was sticking it's head in the car. They tell you to throw the food you buy out of the car for the animals but they are too lazy to eat it off the ground they want you to feed it to them. The Zebras... More 

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Plano, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Fossil Rim twice. Each time was a completely different experience. It is not a zoo so you are not guaranteed to see all the animals. Our first trip in March of 2010 we went in the afternoon on a mildly warm day with little traffic. We had a lot of laughs as the zebras tried to chew... More 

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2155FossilRim, Marketing Associate at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review

That's the right idea. A cloudy morning is definitely best, but mornings in general are good. More 

DFW, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Lodge & Foothills Safari Camp located inside Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. There is a lodge but we chose the little cabins. Cabin Dama was recommended since we were interested in photography. It overlooks the watering hole where animals come sunrise and sunset. We were not disappointed. We had a buffet breakfast the next am which was... More 

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2155FossilRim, Marketing Associate at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it! :) More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the afternoon. Started with a nice lunch at the Outlook Cafe (food was very good). We took the behind the scene tour (3 hours) and would highly recommend it. Maya was our guide and she was informative and fun. She knows her animals and made the experience very special. We will definitely be back to spend a night... More 

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2155FossilRim, Marketing Associate at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review

That's awesome, glad all aspects were up to par. :) More 

North Richland Hills, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a blast with our 5 year old son. The animals will come right up to your vehicle and take the food you can purchase when paying for your tickets to get in. We saw the baby giraffe, but it didn't come up to the car. Beware of the Ostrich/Emu, we made the mistake of having the windows down... More 

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2155FossilRim, Marketing Associate at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it! Sorry about the bite, an ostrich pecked me in the leg once when I was in the vehicle about to do a Facebook Live video. It didn't appreciate that I didn't bring food. lol More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome experience, like taking a ride through the Serengeti. We took the guided tour and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. Fossil Rim has done some amazing things for conservation. Plan on spending at least a half a day. Gift shop is nice too, with some items from the park itself.

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