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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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  • We took our kids, grand kids and some friends and everyone had a great time! Our guides Jim and Eileen were excellent and made the tour even more enjoyable. In addition, the weather was perfect!  more »
  • From the advertisements, I expected to see more animals. We arrived at 11:00 am on a Wed. during early June and purchased the self driving tour. Only about 10 cars in the lot. Helped out the center by...  more »
  • I have been here 4 times in the last 2 years, my grandkids love it, they truly enjoy feeding the animals and just enjoy seeing all the different types of animals, there is a nice petting area also, we...  more »
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  • This was so incredibly fun!! You can go at your own pace and there were plenty of animals. My kids and I had an amazing time! I hope to go back soon.
  • My two daughters, 4 grandchildren, and I went to Fossil Rim on Monday morning of spring break. The kids (ages 3-11) loved being together, seeing & feeding all the animals, and buying a keepsake in the gift shop. They rationed their feed to be sure to have enough for the giraffes. The cars were backed up in a long line as everyone wanted to feed these majestic creatures. But, the kids waited patiently for their turn. The next thing we knew, park staff came along in their trucks and steered the giraffes away from the road to clear traffic. SHAME ON YOU! Heartbroken kids! Move the cars along, not the animals! Not fair, poor example, bitter pill to swallow! Sad ending to what had been a great day!
  • I can't say enough good things about Fossil Rim. I've been going here for probably fourteen years, upwards of fifty times. I've never once been disappointed. The conditions the animals are kept in are top of the line, and the experience you'll have immersed in their habitats is second to none. It's great for kids, especially, and family groups. It is, without any doubt, the best animal experience in North Texas and worth the drive. You won't be disappointed.
  • Been here before with good experiences but this last trip we weren't so happy. First thing we notice was their feeding bag was very low not even half than before and we only got to see deers and like maybe 4 different kinds of animals(giraffes, cheetahs and rams, turkeys). We actually went early as their website states to be able to see more animals during the morning but it was just deserted, also their petting zoo and cafe were both closed which was a total let down. I'm not sure if their construction had something to do with it or what but if that was the case they could've at least offer a discount or something. Just as many reviewers have stated I won't be coming back over here, it was just a waste of gas and considering the admission fee it's just not worth it anymore considering the amount of animals we saw. If you live in the DFW area save your gas and money and just go to the Dallas or Fort Worth Zoo.
  • We've always had a great time at fossil rim, but were sadly disappointed this trip. At $75 you expect a bit "more". We've always gotten that until this trip. We didn't even really see anything in the distance (other than the adorable giraffes from very far)... like 90% was deer (of all sorts). We saw one ostrich, and one rhino. So disappointed! I actually feel really bad for the 200+ cars we saw in line waiting, I can't even imagine how disappointed they were. Just a recommendation, maybe have a reservation type website where you can get the maximum amount of cars you want daily, but not enough that people are waiting in lines for 20+ minutes inside the park, and the animals aren't so full that there is no interaction.