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. Use our Glen Rose day trip site to add Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and other attractions to your Glen Rose vacation plans.
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  • My family and I have been to several wildlife centers and this is one of our favorites. You can easily spend 3 hours there. My advice is that you arrive early. Otherwise, you will be stuck behind othe...  more »
  • Get up close and personal as you drive through the game park and offer feed to many animals. The geography resembles east Africa and it is easy to imagine that is where you are as you see giraffes in ...  more »
  • I went with the family's relatives in Dallas, but this experience was satisfaction. So-called Safari like there are a couple of ways to enjoy. A. in my car around, giving food from inside the car. In noise or food and fun. Bambi Yara reindeer come flocking. B. a fellow Safari truck ride. Explore different places while listening to the explanations. Nice was put in the stables of the rhino and Cheetah can't do in their own cars and Wolf area. Rhino skin is warm, surprising and soft! People who are interested in animal ecology and protection level of satisfaction. Still, carnivores such as wolves think food, small animals, to get excited about, so small children cannot participate on this Safari. 90% of the operation of this Center is more than covered by the admission. I don't think think feeding the maintenance of facilities and staff and all the animals, higher entrance fees. In addition, night stayed in a Lodge near. Because x 2 beds, air conditioning, shower cabin is here seen from the outside, but there was no complaint.
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  • The best place ever! My 1 and 3 year old loved it and so did my mom and I! We went on a Thursday mid-day and it wasn't too crowded. We were able to feed the giraffes, zebras and tons of adorable, cute types of deer and antelope. The animals are not shy and seem to love coming up to the car to get treats. It is worth the price to keep this beautiful place running and the animals taken care of. It's a long, beautiful, scenic drive with hills, trees, and lots of fields with happy, roaming animals. Loved seeing the wide open spaces and animals living free the way they should be! Saw a couple wildebeasts nursing, new baby animals running across the fields, deer napping, TONS of giraffes eating from tall trees, pet some cute goats and a lamb, and more. We will definitely be returning.
  • Good place where children get a chance to interact with the wild life. The best part about the place, is that it's the natural habitat for the animals. It's different than any other zoo we usually visit. Weather is the only things to be considered before visiting this place, a very hot day won't make it fun filled visit.
  • Not bad. For a day outing it is perfect. Exhibits are kept in open and quite naturally makes it an awesome environment. Kids love feeding lettuce to Giraffes. If you are not so lucky they might not come when they are full. So try to go early in the morning.
  • This place is awesome and the price is great! The animals are well cared for and their habitats are beautiful. The scenery truly looks like you’re entering the savanah! We took our 2 year old and he had such a wonderful time! Can’t wait to go back!
  • Very disappointed!! Been here a few times before and each time was more disappointed from the last. For starters, the park rangers were clearly in the way of letting us feed them. Every stop we got near, where the animals wanted to feed the staff would rudely move them away. Didn't feed any ostriches, giraffe, and no zebra at all , they weren't even in sight ANYWHERE! . The cheetahs were where they always are and really out of view. This time was the worse!!! 4 hours for a handful of deer and a couple rams. Oh, and two rhinos! Smh....
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