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Scenic Drive Admission Pricing for the Next 7 Days

Thu

Sep 18
Adults$17.95
Seniors (62 +)$14.95
Children (3 - 11)$11.95
2 and UnderFREE

Fri

Sep 19
$20.95
$17.95
$14.95
FREE

Sat

Sep 20
$23.95
$20.95
$17.95
FREE

Sun

Sep 21
$23.95
$20.95
$17.95
FREE

Mon

Sep 22
$20.95
$17.95
$14.95
FREE

Tue

Sep 23
$17.95
$14.95
$11.95
FREE

Wed

Sep 24
$17.95
$14.95
$11.95
FREE
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Young UrsulaWorld Rhino Day

We’re inviting all of you to come out on Saturday September 20th and celebrate all 5 species of Rhinoceros for World Rhino Day! Rhinos around the world need your support now more than ever before. With three species listed as Critically Endangered, conservation facilities around the world are working hard to help save the rhino!

We’ll be at the Overlook from 10:00am–4:00pm with a variety of fun crafts and educational activities, as well as an opportunity to win admission for four people to Fossil Rim. Join us in celebrating and learning more about these magnificent animals!

HerdStarry Safari Returns

Want to see how bright the stars are above Fossil Rim? Here’s your chance! Come to Fossil Rim on September 20th for a Starry Safari! We will start out with a dusk tour of the park where you will get to be out with the animals after the park closes. Then, after the tour, do some stargazing at Fossil Rim’s Wolf Ridge Camp. You will see a night sky unlike any you see in the city. The stars and moon will brighten your night!

This event is $35 a person and all participants must be 7 years old or above. For any questions or to reserve your place, please feel free to call 254.897.2960.

logoNorth Texas Giving Day

Thursday, September 18, 2014
6:00am – Midnight
(18 hours of online giving)
www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Annual Fundraiser.

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Every donation of $25 or above will be multiplied with bonus funds and prizes!

North Texas Giving Day is on the 18th for 18 hours, so we ask that you tell 18 friends!

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!

New Nature Store Construction

Construction is under way! Check back daily to see the progress being made on our new Nature Store (click the image to enlarge).

Nature Store Fire

As most of you may know, we had a fire back in February. 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.

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Fire Damage Overlook Map
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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.

September

5th–6th • The Promise – Held at the Texas Amphitheatre. Click here to find out more.

5th–6th • NBBA Finals – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

9th • Jackpot at the Expo Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

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

12th–13th • The Promise – Held at the Texas Amphitheatre. Click here to find out more.

12th–14th • Texas Ceramic Mini Camp – Held at Oakdale Park. Click here to find out more.

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

13th–14th • Fall Gospel Grass Music Festival – Held at Oakdale Park. Click here to find out more.

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

19th–20th • The Promise – Held at the Texas Amphitheatre. Click here to find out more.

20th • 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.

20th • 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.

20th–21st • Rocking R Team Roping – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

23rd • Jackpot at the Expo Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

24th • Expo Team Roping – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

26th–27th • The Promise – Held at the Texas Amphitheatre. Click here to find out more.

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

October

2nd–4th • 2014 Paluxy River Fall Bluegrass Festival – Held at Oakdale Park. Click here to find out more.

2nd–5th • American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches Rodeo Finals and Cookoff – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

3rd–4th • The Promise – Held at the Texas Amphitheatre. Click here to find out more.

7th • Jackpot at the Expo Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

10th–11th • The Promise – Held at the Texas Amphitheatre. Click here to find out more.

10th–12th • Win More Productions Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

14th • Jackpot at the Expo Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

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

17th–18th • The Promise – Held at the Texas Amphitheatre. Click here to find out more.

18th • 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.

18th • 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.

18th–19th • Rocking R Team Roping – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

21st • Jackpot at the Expo Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

24th–25th • The Promise – Held at the Texas Amphitheatre. Click here to find out more.

24th–26th • American Miniature Horse Registry – Spooktacular – Held in the Show Barn, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

24th–26th • Fossilmania XXXII – Held in the Exhibit Hall, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

25th–26th • Battle of the Cattle Show – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

28th • Jackpot at the Expo Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

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

31st • The Promise – Held at the Texas Amphitheatre. Click here to find out more.

31st–November 2nd • Better Barrel Races – Barrel Race Qualifier Stop for The American – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.