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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-2960
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Nice Place... Will enjoy more with Kids

This is my 2nd Visit to this place. As my Dad it a wild life lover, I thought of taking my parents... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
abhijit m
Best Kept Secret

Fossil Rim is a hidden gem! We took the safari which lasted over two hours. The guide was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda S
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Cleveland, TX
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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 spot on a guided tour, or even spend a night at our Foothills Safari Camp or The Lodge to see 50-plus 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 Nature Store offers an array of 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.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“petting zoo” (70 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
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+1 254-897-2960
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is my 2nd Visit to this place. As my Dad it a wild life lover, I thought of taking my parents here and they liked it a lot. Specially, if you get the bag of Food(Provided at the Welcome Desk) to feed the Animals...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fossil Rim is a hidden gem! We took the safari which lasted over two hours. The guide was interesting, knowledgeable, and kept everyone engaged. We went "behind the scenes" of the park and learned that it's more than just a place to view animals. There's...More

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well run wildlife sanctuary with very nice drive through options for family! Would recommend scheduling a tour as you learn so much about the center's history and work to preserve various species. The "Behind the Scenes Tour" is especially good as you get a guided...More

Thank Laura D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove thru the park this Easter weekend! Went with the grand babies! Very well maintained park with the animals roaming free. The children had a great time. The park was very crowded and had a very slowl drive due to every one wanting to feed...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super idea. Excellent animal park. Hundreds of animals. The Cheetahs with her kittens were the highlight. So glad we came. All the animals were close to the cars with few exceptions.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun to see animals who are free to roam. You drive through this park and it takes a minimum of a couple hours, more if you stop a lot to see the animals or take a break in the middle at the Overlook Café. You...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Fossil Rim a few time, and we'll be back again soon. We took the drive through this time, although we usually prefer staying overnight in one of the foothill cabins. We just wanted to post a few pics and start making plans...More

1  Thank Bruno Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

great prices, get to do it at your own pace. lots of animal interactions and get to feed the animals as well. def a date day or a family outing event for all ages

Thank Don P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was fun for the whole family. It was over priced but still fun. Giraffe wasn’t eating out of hands. All in all fun.

Thank David V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were told to go early and glad we did. Sometimes the line can be lengthy. In all it took us more than two hours to weave in and out of the park with plenty of animals to see and feed along the way. There...More

1  Thank Lucki S
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summertimefun14
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.
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gingerm811
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.
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Dallasight
23 March 2017|
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Response from Kbarthen | Reviewed this property |
The drive is probably 45 minutes to an hour - it is around 9 miles - but allow time to stop half way thru for a rest stop not to mention the entertaining ostriches and a few other characters you will want to feed along the... More
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