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.
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Reviews
I was so impressed with their amazing variety of animals to see, how well cared for they are, and all of the conservation projects they participate in. It's just an extraordinary place to visit... more »
Exceptional wildlife experience!! Go early to beat the long car lines. Feeding the giraffe was the highlight of the experience! more »
This is a really cool place to visit if you want to experience wildlife. The are is really big and you can see quite a bit of variety of animals. Esp. For kids, they get to explore all animals that they see in TV and books. Seeing these animals in person opens up a whole new world and thought process in kids and help them grow. I hope all the animals are taken care of. One of my biggest concern is that all those vehicles running inside it emits a lot of dangerous gases which have an adverse effect on the animals and plants. If the center could make arrangements for shuttle or an open train through the park that visitors could hop in, that would be a best thing. I know there is a shuttle but its 40$ per person and when people have option to opt in for their own car, people will take their own car. Apart from that, I love this place. I am still giving it a 4 star. I would give 5 if the area was even bigger and more animals were rescued.
Great family fun! This was our second time here and all of the animals were out and hungry. My kids and my dad loved every minute of feeding the animals. I just wish the gave more food in the bags. The park employees were very friendly and helpful. The facilities were clean and well kept too.
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