Zoos & Wildlife

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Glen Rose, TX

3 (5 reviews)

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Address: 2299 Co Rd 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043, USA Number: 254-897-2960 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Who knew that the small Texas town of Glen Rose could be where you can imagine yourself out on the plains of Africa, spotting wildlife on your exciting safari?

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is 1,800 incredible acres where over 1,000 animals live peacefully in near-natural environments. That means no cages or exhibits - here, you get to experience a self drive-through wildlife park where the animals just roam free all day long!

Whether you decide to book a guided tour, or use your own car, you can make your way through the beautiful nature and try and spot all of those incredible animals that will be all around you!

If you're lucky, they might even come up to the car and say hi!

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is like the whole animal world has come to Texas. Maybe you will spot those cheetahs zooming across the plains, or that sneaky red wolf playing in the trees. It wouldn't be a Texas safari without those icons of the USA. Be in awe as those herds of American bison roam the lands in front of you, just as those cheeky roadrunners might catch your eye!

Then of course, those beautiful creatures of Africa will really give kids an experience they might never forget. Spotting those incredible bongos, giraffes and Oryx will be an exciting moment for those curious kids in itself, but when they have encounters with creatures such as the white rhino, it's an invaluable way for them to learn about conservation and endangered species - something Fossil Rim Wildlife Center really feels strongly about.

Let's not forget about the Children's Animal Center, where kids can actually have interactive hands-on fun with cute domestic animals too!

So why not get those safari caps on, and let's go on safari - Texas style!


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How much does it cost?



$21.95 weekdays / $25.95 weekends & hols



$15.95 weekdays / $19.95 weekends & hols (Ages 3-11)



Seniors 15% off adult price


Free Under

2 years


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Additional Information

The last admission is on the times listed (3:29pm - 5:29pm seasonally), but the visitors have until 2 hours later to actually leave the park

Any top tips?


If you save your receipt, and head back the next day before 10am, you can get in for free!

I'm Hungry!


Relax and enjoy the breath-taking view from the surrounding deck of the Overlook Cafe while enjoying their tasty sandwiches, burgers, and cheese steak sandwiches - to name a few!

Healthy Eating There is a picnic area if you want to take your own lunch to enjoy! Take plenty of bottled water too. They also sell salads in the cafe too

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Where is it at?


They are located 55 miles SW of Forth Worth, and 75 miles SW of Dallas, near Glen Rose

Teachers corner


Book at least 3 days in advance, and they can offer great educational programs for kids. They also offer homeschool programs, fun days, and teacher workshops too!

Can I get one of those?


Fossil Rim's Nature Store offers a unique shopping experience, so bring that pocket money!. The store is located at the Overlook (halfway through the 9.5 mile Scenic Wildlife Drive) and is a great place for those gifts and souvenirs!

Need a little extra help?


The park is self drive so as long as you are okay in your own car, you will be fine!

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in Texas

When can we go?

8:30am open. Close 3:29pm winter, 4:29pm fall, 5:29pm spring/summer

Open year round, but closed Thanksgiving, and Christmas Days

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