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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Glen Rose

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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
2299 County Road 2008
Glen Rose
TX
76043
Tel: 254-897-2960

Directions

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is located 55 miles southwest of Fort Worth and 75 miles southwest of Dallas, near Glen Rose. From Ft. Worth: Take Hwy 377 out of Benbrook to Granbury. Go through Granbury until you cross the lake, then take the Glen Rose/Highway 144 exit. Go left at the light and proceed on Highway 144 for approximately 15 miles. Turn right on Highway 67 and proceed to the other side of Glen Rose. About 2 miles outside of town turn left on County Road 2008.

Where are we going today?

Come and Discover Fossil Rim; where you can see animals living in their near natural environment. Located just one hour and 20 minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth, the ~1700 acres of open spaces lets you interact with deer, rhinos, giraffes and other wildlife. Drive your own vehicle through the 9.5 mile tour. You will see long distance views of savannah-like pastures, forested areas and hillsides for the animals to roam.
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I'm Hungry!

Relax and enjoy the breath-taking view from the surrounding deck of the Overlook Cafe while enjoying one of our Signature Sandwiches or Salads. The cafe offers a variety of sandwhiches. You can enjoy the famous half-pound Fossil Rim burger on a corn dusted roll, Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich on a sour dough roll, Marinated Chicken and Swiss, Turkey and Cheddar or Veggie burgers..

Any Top Tips?

Rain or shine, Fossil Rim is the place to be. Come and explore nature at its finest any season of the year. The animals don't care what the weather is doing. They're always out and about. In fact, the rhinos love to slosh around in the mud when it is raining. ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED! .

Can I get one of those?

Fossil Rim's Nature Store offers a unique shopping experience. You will find it at the Overlook (halfway through the 9.5 mile Scenic Wildlife Drive) which is also available via County Road 2009 free of charge to anyone wishing to grab lunch, pick up a last minute present, take a short hike or bring your kids to enjoy our kids (goats, that is) at the Children's Animal Center..

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    My family goes to fossil rim 3-5 times a year . Plus we are season dallas zoo members . Dallas zoo members get half off your fossill rim admission. But when getting there this last weekend . I was purchasing tickets and tried to use my dallas zoo membership for a discount the manager said your dallas zoo card was for last year .. which I told her I'm a member so next time I come can I show her I'm a current member and get my discount which I deserve . She replies noooo , I could only use at time of purchase . Which makes no sense .. since I drive...Read More

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    This is the perfect day trip from Dallas. Leave in the morning, tour the park, and be home by evening. Fossil Rim really lets you feel like you are escaping the city, because you are. Huge areas with wandering wildlife and HILLS! Yep, right here in the flatlands of north Texas. Kids will love the giraffes (take a car with a sunroof if you have one). They are very gentle with soft mouths. The animals are well behaved, but the ostriches might snatch an entire bag of food out of your hand if you let them. We plan on spending the night there...Read More

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    Great experience! A friend we went with says he's been on a few other safaris one even in Africa, he says the landscape is near identical. Also the animals were not overfed like some places therefore the animals readily approach your vehicles. They are also very reasonable priced from the food to the souvenir shop.

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    AWesome!! We stayed over in Glen Rose and went to Fossil Rim right when it opened. It was amazing to say the least. The kids were able to get right up close to the animals which you never get to at a Zoo. The animals had plenty of room to roams and looked happy and healthy. We will be coming again soon!

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    Way over priced. Never saw animals. The line took forever. It was stupid. It was basically a parking lot. I saw a tree. Woop... Don't waste your money.!

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by Clint Scroggins

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My family goes to fossil rim 3-5 times a year . Plus we are season dallas zoo members . Dallas zoo members get half off your fossill rim admission. But when getting there this last weekend . I was purchasing tickets and tried to use my dallas zoo membership for a discount the manager said your dallas zoo card was for last year .. which I told her I'm a member so next time I come can I show her I'm a current member and get my discount which I deserve . She replies noooo , I could only use at time of purchase . Which makes no sense .. since I drive 2 hours to come and bring 5 cars full of people each time ..
Another thing that irritated me is when you stop at the half way point for refreshments the people working the counter always ask if you want to donate the rest of your change to their wildlife business .. which I think is wrong on account of all the money they make per person., their giant souvenir shop and expensive cafe .. you shouldn't ask for donations when your admission. Is already high .. and also when it's a holiday or hot afternoon don't go , it gets too crowded and animals get over fed so you'll get to feed very few animals ..not my experiences have been good but beware of the big ugly rude manager and sometimes crowded park and over fed animals ..

by Tom Grisak

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This is the perfect day trip from Dallas. Leave in the morning, tour the park, and be home by evening. Fossil Rim really lets you feel like you are escaping the city, because you are. Huge areas with wandering wildlife and HILLS! Yep, right here in the flatlands of north Texas. Kids will love the giraffes (take a car with a sunroof if you have one). They are very gentle with soft mouths. The animals are well behaved, but the ostriches might snatch an entire bag of food out of your hand if you let them. We plan on spending the night there sometime this year. We've heard it's a wonderful experience. If you're a nature lover, Fossil Rim is a must see.

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