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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

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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Good family trip

We took a truck and put all of our group in the bed of the truck with blankets. This was a great way to get the animals to come to you. It really paid off when we came to the... read more

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Zach C
Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took a truck and put all of our group in the bed of the truck with blankets. This was a great way to get the animals to come to you. It really paid off when we came to the giraffes you do run the risk of not having a good trip depending on the animal activity but overall this... More 

Thank Zach C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a guided tour and it was awesome! I got to see the cheetahs, and learned so much! IT was so nice to be able to view and touch the animals from a safe distance insead of worrying about them scratching my car.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've visited here seven or eight times over the years while the kids were growing up and it's always been a treat. I just went again last weekend with the "kids" who are now 20 and 22 and it was still a great time. New baby giraffe was the hit of the day. One of the things that has always... More 

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bought food at the beginning, fed Antelope, Giraffes, Wildabeast and others. Make sure you ration the food as not to run out before you finish your trip.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hesitant to go because of the price tag associated with it. We wound up using our KERA membership to get one adult in free. We arrived around 9:30 on a Sunday morning in winter, and we had a great time. Not too crowded, and we let cars that were in more of a hurry than us pass. We... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are season pass holders and have been for many years. Thoroughly enjoy getting close to all the animals. We are happy to see that they are working on the road. We contributed towards the rebuilding of the gift shop at the top and have a brick with our name on it. Not long after the brick was put down,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this place on TripAvisor and decided to come when I saw the positive reviews. It did NOT disappoint. It was absolutely incredible.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guided tour was a Christmas present from my daughter who works at the Houston Zoo. This morning we had the pleasure of touring with Stephanie. I should have been more prepared and taken notes along with our pictures. Stephanie had so, so many stories, facts and little tid -bits to share with our group. Driving the Wildlife Center would... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to visit to leave your worries behind you!!! It's so very beautiful, with so much to see. At the halfway point, it's a great time to visit the gift shop and stretch your legs. The gift shop has a lot of wonderful merchandise, and the view from the back deck is just breathtaking!!! If you need... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can take a self Drive thru tour, so sign up for a guided tour. We had a delightful time driving slowly thru the Wildlife area with the animals....my favorite was the time interacting with the zebras and the emu and a couple of other animals trying to stick their heads in the car. Was something to be able to... More 

Thank Cherie P

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