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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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Take the Behind-the-Scenes Tour! It's worth it! As well as tips to help your experience.

We have been to Fossil Rim many times over the years but have never done a tour, much less the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lacey C
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Granbury, Texas
Great family fun

Make sure and bring the kids to drive and feed the animals. There is a nice place to eat about half... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
scottallenwoods
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Dallas, 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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“petting zoo” (70 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
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+1 254-897-2960
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Fossil Rim many times over the years but have never done a tour, much less the Behind-the-Scenes Tour! it was well worth the extra money. We learned so much more about the conservation efforts of this vast park! We were able...More

Thank Lacey C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure and bring the kids to drive and feed the animals. There is a nice place to eat about half way through the drive. Last time we went they allowed us to return the following morning for free. I really love this place,

2  Thank scottallenwoods
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited 5/6/2018, despite having a Dallas zoo family membership, I was told it only applies to 2 adults, not our children. We come here once a year and this was the first time I've ever been told that. It's a nice day visit from Dallas....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very disappointed in this tour. It is very pricey for the animals that one sees. We read reviews and had one friend who had taken the guided tour who recommended it. Because it was a weekend and we figured there might be a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here twice in my life now and do not recall being overly impressed. The park is spacious, but I think there is literally about 8 types of animals you can expect to see. Most of the two hours they tell you to expect to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a wonderful time visiting Fossil Ridge. I was able to do the Behind the Scenes early morning tour which was fantastic. We didn’t eat at the café, but we did visit the petting zoo area which was nice. I liked the facts that...More

Thank JazzBo16
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family absolutely loves this place! We have been several times now, and each time is different from the last. The staff are all friendly, helpful, and informative. My kids love driving through and feeding the animals. We've never had a problem on our drive...More

Thank All Heart A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is a unique experience located in the hill country of Texas. I've lived on the back road of this place growing up, and it was always a treat to go to the center. Everywhere you look there are flowing hills, trees,...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This is my 2nd Visit to this place. As my Dad it a wild life lover, I thought of taking my parents here and they liked it a lot. Specially, if you get the bag of Food(Provided at the Welcome Desk) to feed the Animals...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Fossil Rim is a hidden gem! We took the safari which lasted over two hours. The guide was interesting, knowledgeable, and kept everyone engaged. We went "behind the scenes" of the park and learned that it's more than just a place to view animals. There's...More

Thank Linda S
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summertimefun14
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.
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gingerm811
11 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.
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Dallasight
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
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