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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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Early morning guide tour including Intensive Management Area

Like other reviewers, we went first thing in the morning and took the guided tour. Make sure your... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Wonderful for animal lovers

If you like viewing animals up close and personal and being able to view them from your car and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Debbie R
Amarillo, Texas
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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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“guided tour” (67 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-2960
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Like other reviewers, we went first thing in the morning and took the guided tour. Make sure your cellphone or camera is charged as this is a wonderful photo opportunity! Each person received a cup of food pellets - save some for the later part...More

Thank JHalls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like viewing animals up close and personal and being able to view them from your car and take your time this is the place. Had a giraffe eat feed out if my hand and got to see some rare animals also. Great for...More

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a large number of animals you won’t see anywhere else in Texas. We paid for the guided tour at 1pm and it’s totally worth it to hear the knowledgeable guide talk about the animals and the property. The tour also gets to...More

1  Thank travelingAggie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience for the two grandmas and their three young grandkids. The animals were close enough to feed and the variety was impressive, from buffalo and wildebeast at the front gate to the axis deer, zebras, rhinos, giraffes, ostrich, gazelles, rams, and gemsbok, we were...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 9 November 2017

It is fun to feed animals with your hands. Definitely, it is more exciting than a regular zoo. Of course, it has less variety, but the experience is unique. My kinds were so excited and learned a lot. We also had so much fun. If...More

1  Thank Hamed S. H
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We had a blast, kids and adults alike. I experienced feeding the animals from my hand for the first time. There were all kinds of animals and it was great fun being amidst them. Even for children who are a bit scared of animals, can...More

Thank shruti16
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Six of us did the guided tour and had a ball! Animals of all kinds in the wild. Tour guides who new each one, the facts about them and details that surprised. Expect the animals to come close and in many cases eat out of...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing, worth every penny!!! Best drive thru I've ever experienced. Kids will absolutely love it!!!

Thank GinaElizabethBain
Reviewed 25 October 2017

My 89 yr old father was having as much fun as a 5 yr old feeding the animals and taking pictures of them close up. The Reserve is beautiful, the food at the Overlook Cafe is delicious, and the roads for general use are well...More

1  Thank rmr0202
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This place is beautiful. They have a lovely overlook restaurant that has burgers and such. They give you one small bag of food, this was disappointing. Make sure you sVe it for the giraffes. They were so sweet. I would definitely go again. I might...More

Thank sherri g
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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.
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