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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

#1 of 17 things to do in Glen Rose Features Animals
2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-2960
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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Great....Lodge old and outdated!

We had a wonderful time at Fossil Rim. We did the tour with a guide and that was great. The only... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2016
Michele F
Neat Experience

We visited on a recent Saturday morning and luckily had none of the traffic jam issues that other... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2016
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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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2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-2960
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

We had a wonderful time at Fossil Rim. We did the tour with a guide and that was great. The only negative to the whole trip was the fact that you have to pay an outrageous amount of money to stay at the lodge the...More

Thank Michele F
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We visited on a recent Saturday morning and luckily had none of the traffic jam issues that other reviewers had experienced, I can see how it might happen though. We enjoyed seeing all the different wildlife, highlights were the ostriches (be careful, they can steal...More

1  Thank AMC8380
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Great place to take animal lovers. Plenty of animals that walk right up to the car and stick their heads in to eat. Perfect for kids ages 3-13. Lots of fun. We went on a random Wednesday afternoon when it wasn't too busy. So we...More

Thank Ciber004
Reviewed 17 February 2016

A few months ago we happened to be in Texas visiting my sister and her family. Everyone loves animals, am I correct? So we took a little trip to Fossil Rim to see and feed the animals. While this is not the cheapest of attractions,...More

Thank Dennis D
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Our family really enjoyed the tour to Fossil Rim wildlife center. I did not expect so many different types of wild animals in one place. We had a chance to handfeed animals from our car. Kids totally enjoyed it. Two things to beware - it...More

Thank Dennis_23040
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Pretty nice place but it becomes a parking lot when busy. We went on a pretty Sunday in February and it was ridiculous. We actually left before encountering the whole place due to horrible traffic. They have signs throughout the park warning people to stay...More

3  Thank drmtcb
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We went on Valentines Day, and what a treat! We received a 25% discount on admission from our Texas State Park yearly pass, which was a nice surprise. Took about 2-2.5 hours to drive through the whole park, but they had a nice gift shop,...More

Thank staclea13
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome for animal lovers! My 8-year-old daughter was simply overwhelmed with joy by the sheer number of animals and the ability to feed and touch them.

Thank Sherri G
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

We went on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, and saw lots of animals. The giraffes eat right out of your hand. Lots of the other animals will try to as well, but the park says to only hand-feed the giraffes. It can be a very slow...More

1  Thank Lgo987
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We were driving from Dallas to Austin and someone at our car rental center recommended that we check out Fossil Rim. It was a bit of a detour, but we are so glad we went! We took our four children, ages 12, 11, 9 and...More

2  Thank momdadand4kids
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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 MReser78 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour on a saturday starting at 11 am. You need to get there earlier if you want to take their guided tour ride.