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Scenic Drive Admission Pricing for the Next 7 Days

Tue

Jul 22
Adults$17.95
Seniors (62 +)$14.95
Children (3 - 11)$11.95
2 and UnderFREE

Wed

Jul 23
$17.95
$14.95
$11.95
FREE

Thu

Jul 24
$17.95
$14.95
$11.95
FREE

Fri

Jul 25
$20.95
$17.95
$14.95
FREE

Sat

Jul 26
$23.95
$20.95
$17.95
FREE

Sun

Jul 27
$23.95
$20.95
$17.95
FREE

Mon

Jul 28
$20.95
$17.95
$14.95
FREE
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Project WILD Workshop – July 26th

HerdCome to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center to get certified for Texas Parks & Wildlife’s Project WILD program! Project WILD links students and wildlife through its mission to provide wildlife-based conservation and environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. Through the use of balanced curriculum materials and professional training workshops, Project WILD accomplishes its goal of developing awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment. This results in the making of informed decisions, responsible behavior and constructive action concerning wildlife and the environment.

Fossil Rim is offering this for $45 per participant, which includes materials for the workshop, a sack lunch and a safari tour of the park. The workshop will last from 9:00am–5:00pm and will take place in our EcoCenter classroom. Fossil Rim is accredited through the State Board of Educators for continuing education credits in Life, Earth and Physical Science.

Certificate Of Excellence

Thank you to all of our visitors who have given us excellent ratings on TripAdvisor. We have been awarded a 2014 Certificate of Excellence, signifying that we have earned outstanding feedback from TripAdvisor travelers. We are very grateful for your support!

Save on Our Crack O’ Dawn Tour

 

Our "Crack O’ Dawn" Tour will be offered every weekend starting May 24, 2014 (including Monday, the 26th) until September 1, 2014! Costing only $29.00 per person, this tour is a savings of almost 25% off the regular tour price.

Get an early start to your day and see the animals when they are the most active. This two-hour tour will leave the Overlook in an open-air vehicle. Price includes one cup of feed. Reservations are strongly recommended and seating is limited. Check-in at the Overlook is 7:30am, so please don’t be late. If this tour is too early for you, we also have tours (at full price) available at 10:30am and 2:00pm (see below). Suitable for all ages! Recommended for those of you with vehicles who’s rear windows do not roll down, allowing everyone to feed the animals. Crack O’ Dawn tours end Monday September 1st.

Detail Recap:

  • Every Saturday and Sunday starting May 24, 2014 (including Monday, the 26th) through September 1, 2014
  • Reservations – not required, but are strongly recommended
  • Free cup of feed
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Check in at 7:30 am
  • Tour leaves promptly at 8:00am
  • Full price tours also available later in the day (see below)
  • Late arrivals are not accepted
  • Doesn’t include Scenic Drive Pass
  • Leave from the Overlook, NOT the Main Gate

The Crack O’ Dawn Tour costs $29.00 per person. Need more information? Click here for our printable/downloadable flyer.

Call 254.897.2960 if you would like to make reservations.

Overlook address: 1789 County Road 2009, Glen Rose, TX 76043.


Guided Family Tour

Making it to Fossil Rim by 7:30am for the Crack O’ Dawn tour not a possibility? Try our Guided Family Tour, priced at $38 per person. You and your family will enjoy the same tour as the Crack O’ Dawn tour, but at times later in the day! The cost of the Guided Family tour also includes a Scenic Drive Pass, good for the next 24 hours from the time of your tour. This pass allows you to drive through our Scenic drive at your own pace.

Every weekend from now until September 28, 2014 this leaves from the Overlook, daily at 10:00am and 2:00pm.

Nature Store Fire

As most of you may know, we had a fire back in Febuary. The temporary Nature Store is open, located on the north end of the Overlook. Initial clean-up of the site is complete and there are ongoing plans for the future of our Nature Store. Be sure to check back here and on our Facebook page for updates on construction progress and for when the Nature Store will re-open.

A big thank you is owed to the Somervell County Fire Department for their help. Fossil Rim is ever grateful. Donations by check can be sent to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 2155 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, Texas 76043 or directly through our website. Donations at this time will be much appreciated.

To see a video of the Somervell County Fire Department at work, click here.

Click upper-left thumbnail for slideshow

Fire Damage Overlook Map
Overlook Map Fire Damage
Fire Damage Fire Damage
Fire Damage Fire Damage

Let’s Party

HerdWant to give that special little someone an extra special, memorable party? Our Birthday Party Safaris provide the perfect opportunity to make that happen! Choose from five memory making activities which are sure to bring entertainment with a touch of learning. The party even includes a 1–2 hour adventure into the park to feed our amazing animals! Everyone will be immersed in a party they will never forget – Fossil Rim Safari Style!

Basic Party Safari Plan: Up to 8 children, 2 adults
Mini Tour: 3 hours of celebration (extra guests see below)
Costs: $255
Extra guests: $35 per person

Full Tour: 3.75 hours of celebration (extra guests see below)
Cost: $355
Extra guests: $50 per person

Includes:

  • A Tour of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (mini or full).
  • Safari themed party decorations and tableware
  • Two Memory Making group activities
  • Use of our air-conditioned eco-center classroom
  • Program coordinator to help with all your party needs

HerdAdditional party add-ons are also available for an additional cost. Call 254.897.2960 for scheduling or more information.

The Perfect Gift

HerdThis year, give a gift that gives in more ways than one; a gift that gives all year long. A Fossil Rim Wildlife Center membership. It’s the gift of conservation, education, family time and making life long memories. A membership is a gift for all ages and is good for one full year of unlimited admission to the scenic wildlife drive, plus many other benefits. Give us a call at 254.898.4250 or order online:

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Local Events

Looking to coordinate your trip to Fossil Rim with some other events? Almost every weekend the Glen Rose area has some event scheduled, and they’re usually free! Below are some of the events scheduled in our area over the next couple of months. Please check the venue’s web site or call their phone number if listed, for more information. All times and dates are subject to change without notice.

July

1st • Expo Jackpot Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

2nd • Expo Jackpot Team Roping – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

5th • After Hours on the Square – Kicj off the summer with an evening of unique shopping, dining and entertainment in Glen Rose.

5th–6th • Tuley Productions Truck Roping II – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

8th • Expo Jackpot Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

11th–13th • AQHA – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

12th • Concert in the Park – Held at Oakdale Park. Click here to find out more.

15th • Expo Jackpot Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

16th • Expo Jackpot Team Roping – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

18th–20th • AQHA – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

19th • Girls’ Night Out – Shop on the Historic Courthouse Square in Glen Rose. Shops will be open late with refreshments, specials and entertainment. Third Saturday of every month from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Click here to find out more.

19th • Bluegrass Jam Sessions – Held at Oakdale Park. Free bluegrass jam sessions at Historic Oakdale Park. All levels of musicians are invited to attend from beginner to old pros. Or just come and enjoy the music. Free to the public. Click here or call 254.897.2321 to find out more.

19th–20th • Brazos Valley Gun Show – Held in the Exhibit Hall, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

22nd • Expo Jackpot Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

26th • Day of the Cowboy – Held at Oakdale Park. Click here to find out more.

26th–27th • Lone Star Regulators Mounted Shooting and Day of the Cowboy – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

29th • Expo Jackpot Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

30th • Expo Jackpot Team Roping – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

August

1st–3rd • Brother-N-Laws Team Roping – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

9th • Concert in the Park – Held at Oakdale Park. Click here to find out more.

7th–10th • Ultimate Calf Roping Finals – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

15th–17th • Pro Youth Rodeo Finals – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

16th • Girls’ Night Out – Shop on the Historic Courthouse Square in Glen Rose. Shops will be open late with refreshments, specials and entertainment. Third Saturday of every month from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Click here to find out more.

16th • Bluegrass Jam Sessions – Held at Oakdale Park. Free bluegrass jam sessions at Historic Oakdale Park. All levels of musicians are invited to attend from beginner to old pros. Or just come and enjoy the music. Free to the public. Click here or call 254.897.2321 to find out more.

22nd–23rd • Ceramic Show – Held at Oakdale Park. Click here to find out more.

28th–31st • Glen Rose Classic Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.