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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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Open today: 08:30 - 15:30
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The Giraffes Stole the Show

Well worth the money just to feed the giraffes. I recommend going in the morning when it is not as... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jamie J
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Best part of safari is zebra and giraffe!! Make sure you buy bag of animal food at the ticket... read more

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-2960
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth the money just to feed the giraffes. I recommend going in the morning when it is not as hot and the animals are more active. Feeding the giraffes was the highlight of the tour, but the tour as a whole was a great...More

Thank Jamie J
Reviewed yesterday

Best part of safari is zebra and giraffe!! Make sure you buy bag of animal food at the ticket counter. Save some food for giraffe.Its awesome to see animal from so close .

Thank Bhawna P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went with 2 other couples. We did the “Crack of Dawn Tour” which I highly recommend. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining and it was early enough that it wasn’t hot and the animals were all out and active....More

Thank Twyla W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did a self driving tour mid week on a hot Texas day. I was a little worried about the animals being out and about in the heat. Don't know if it was the enticement of the food, but there were plenty of animals visible...More

Thank DallasCouple1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took our 3 year old here! Now this place is really awesome! All the animals walk right up to car to eat! So be sure to buy the bags of food at entrance!

Thank Pete & B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lady at the ticket desk was extremely rude. We were interested in the tour but she looked at me and said “if you didn’t book online, you won’t do the tour for days!” Uhhh, ok! I would NEVER go back just because of her!...More

Thank nmkev
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drive through the gorgeous Texas hills and enjoy meeting zebra, giraffe, ostrich, oryx, gazelle, cheetahs, rhinos and more!

Thank beachytj1963
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving around for two hours on a small course packed with other drivers was not alluring—but Fossil Rim was amazing! My attitude changed the very second a deer coaxed me to roll down the window. I was totally won over by the time a giraffe...More

Thank Mandi G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 14 year old daughter and I had a great time during our visit to Fossil Rim in April of this year. We tried a little bit of everything here - we stayed at the safari cabins for the weekend, did the self tour and...More

Thank vasha13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place for kids and adults. you can drive in the park but if you book a package tour you will be able to see the core area.

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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.
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