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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose

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About 1,100 animals from 50 different species are cared for at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, where animals roam in natural habitats within the 730 hectare (1,800 acre) space. You can drive through the park with your own car along 15 km (9.5 mi) of plains, forested areas, and hills. Reserve a guided tour of the park to see animals such as giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, wolves, and rhinos up close. Certain tours allow you to feed the animals; others take you to behind-the-scenes areas that are not open to drive-through traffic. The center also offers specialty tours for photographers and mountain bikers. You'll find lodging, camping, and dining at the site. Arrange your visit to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and discover more family-friendly attractions in Glen Rose using our Glen Rose travel itinerary planner.
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  • Had a great time with the kids in late July. Morning and early evening are the best times to drive through. Makes sense as most animals want to rest in the shade during the hottest parts of the day af...  more »
  • The animals are quite tame and come up to the car. Takes about 3 hours to go slow and take picture with a stop for bathrooms and gift shop halfway thru. The ostrich is very pushy so be careful. He put...  more »
  • Not very customer service oriented and little value. We went on a Monday and had a minivan with 2 adults and 4 kids. $21.95 for adults and $15.95 for kids. Was curtly told that our $5 discount was onl...  more »
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  • Love this place!! Cost a bit but worth a visit. Was not able to feed the giraffes due to the texas humidity. FYI to see the wolves you have to do the behind-the-scenes tour. Gift shop was nice. The kid at the counter was a @$$#! But the lady that helped us buy our jewelry was very cool. I will definitely come back. Best to visit in the spring.
  • Me and my family with 10 people decided to come here for a fun event. We came and Meet our instructor. He was very very friendly and nice he was also very funny. He educated us on the animals and told us funny stories about them. When we came the giraffes and ostriches were in cages because Of construction. We saw each and every animal. Since we were the last people of the day he told us you can make The tour last from as short as we want it as long as we want. We had some of my cousins who are little he explained everything to them if I could remember his name I would definitely put it in here. I may update this later putting his name in it. He told us you may interrupt him ask any questions Or just not listen to him if you don't want to. He made sure we were completely safe at all times if I went back I would definitely go with him.
  • Fun way to spend the afternoon, if a bit spendy. Lots of the animals are very friendly and quite willing to come up for treats, even on hot days when lots of people have already been through. The cafe is average tasty. There is a petting zoo with goats; they were too hot to interact much when we were there. All the animals we saw seemed healthy, and many had babies. We did not see every animal listed in the guide.
  • We've been to Natural Bridge in San Antonio and expected similar. Expectations were way off. After spending $70+ we drove for hours to see deer and goats. Oh yeah and cheetahs and giraffes far away in a cage. No Zebras or anything. We looked in trees and everywhere. Not sure if construction affected it but we will never be coming back. Save you money and drive around country roads, you're likely to see more animals.
  • It was amazing. Had family and friends down from Seattle and they absolutely loved it. One had been to Africa and been on a safari trip and said that it really reminded them of that experience.

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