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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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+1 254-897-2960
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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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What a wonderful way to spend a morning and learn a little too. One of, if not the, best wildlife parks in the USA....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend a morning and learn a little too. One of, if not the, best wildlife parks in the USA....

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have a bona-fide animal lover in the family so this seemed like a perfect Spring Break activity. Apparently everyone else in Texas thought so too. I should have known when the traffic was backed up down the county road so that you couldn't even turn in that we should just turn around. It took about 5 hours to do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our daughter and grandson and had a very enjoyable time. Saw lots of animals. Even though the rules said not to feed the animals directly many did. They are very tame. It really is worth the time to visit this place.

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Royse City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I really want to go back when it isn't Spring Break and the crowd is smaller. I think it was a great experience and everyone in our group (five 17 year olds, a 20 and a 21 year old, and the two of us parents) enjoyed the day at Fossil Rim. I would like to do one of the guided... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit to Fossil Rim. We were there probably 3-4 hours. There were lots of animals to see. Many were up close to the vehicles, as they've come to expect food (provided with admission). We were there during Spring Break; as a result it was busy, but there were only a couple of times that we were really... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited on Friday of Spring Break week. Knowing that it would be crowded, we did get there within the 1st hour of opening for the day. We had to park first, go into the Admin bldg. and get a ticket, then get back into our truck and get in the vehicle line to enter the park. So far so... More 

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Lewisville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic but glad we took the guided tour... those poor folks driving endured long lines! And that's worse in the afternoon

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Georgetown, TX
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We Knew it would be busy over Spring Break, but OMG it took nearly 4 hours to creep through the park with bumper to bumper traffic. We paid over $90 for two seniors , 2 kids, and a bag of food! That was the special holiday pricing. The kids loved it, but the adults were less impressed. Lots of different... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved driving thru the park but, it was during Spring Break and the crowds slowed us down way to much. We would sit in one place for up to twenty minutes with no animals to look at. To many guest would block the roads instead of moving over so others could pass. We called the office but, nothing was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was born in Africa and did numerous safaris so I wasn't really expecting much from this visit. It was an 'introduction' for my grandkids into the life I lived before. I was therefore pleasantly surprised by the experience. The game were in excellent condition and allowed to roam free. Seeing the cheetahs and rhinos were a special thrill, despite... More 

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