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“Fantastic day”

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Glen Rose
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Yorba Linda, California
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18 reviews
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“Fantastic day”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

We were visiting in Ft Worth Texas for a wedding and checked the web for things to do in the area and found Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. We had an extra day so decided to go. We also took our grandchildren ages 9 and 7 (boy and girl). We chose to take their tour van. I would absolutely recommend taking it because not only do they give you food to feed the animals but you get lots of information about the animals, like their names and different traits they have. Wonderful how hey come up to the van, you get up close and personal to all of them. Very much worth the cost, we would do this adventure again.

Visited November 2013
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2155FossilRim, Public Relations Manager at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
We are so glad you had a great time. Thank you also for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We greatly appreciate it. It's because of people like you that keep this place going and the animals healthy.
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“Great Place for Family (Fossil Rim)”
Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

I have taken my family to Fossil Rim several times. Each time, they have expressed a desire to return.
It is so neat when the animals come up to car. One of them actually ate the animal food right out of my sons hand.
The petting zoo is real nice along with the restaurant.
I plan on taking my family there again this summer.

Visited August 2013
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2155FossilRim, Public Relations Manager at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review, 12 November 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your experience! Thanks so much for sharing, we appreciate that! Sometime you will have to try out our lodging. It's a great time as well!
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Central Texas
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58 reviews
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“Yes they'll come in your car!”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

A fun time and nice scenic drive through the animal park. The animals are all accustomed to being fed (buy food at front entrance bldg) and are more than willing to stick their necks in as far as you will let them. After an initial squeal, my child was delighted the rest of the time. A good hour or so.

Visited October 2013
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2155FossilRim, Public Relations Manager at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review, 6 November 2013
We are so glad you had a great time! We have yet to find a little one who doesn't enjoy the animals. Thanks for visiting and be sure to come again!
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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“excellent place!”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

This was a really fun place highly recomend it. Make sure you buy a bag of food for even better experience.

Visited October 2013
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2155FossilRim, Public Relations Manager at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, responded to this review, 6 November 2013
We are so glad you had a great time! Please come again and be sure to invite your friends.
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“Incredible Experience”
Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

This place is amazing! The up-close animal interactions will give you rich memories that you will be talking about for years to come. This adventure is for all ages.

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