While you’re nearby exploring Dinosaur Valley State Park, be sure to visit our LIVE animals, too!Just eight miles from Dinosaur Valley, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center spans 1,800 acres with more than 1,100 animals representing 50-plus species.Let us take you on a leisurely guided tour as you meet some of your favorite animals. Thrill at the sight of the giraffe’s long neck bending over you. Squeal with excitement as our ostriches investigate you. Make memories while being introduced to our kudu, cheetahs, addax and other exotic residents.
Guided & Group Tours
Fossil Rim offers many different tour options for your family or group, including Behind-the-Scenes tours that journey into an area of the park not visited on the Gosdin Scenic Drive. Guided Tours should be booked at least three days in advance. Self-driven tours are also available.
Children’s Animal Center
Located halfway through our Gosdin Scenic Drive at the Overlook, you’ll find the Children’s Animal Center (CAC). There, you and your children can get more familiar with some of Fossil Rim’s most interesting residents.
The Overlook Cafe
Take a break during your safari experience by appreciating the cool breeze and breathtaking view from the deck of the Overlook Cafe, as you enjoy one of our signature sandwiches, wraps or salads.
Fossil Rim Lodging
Why don’t you stay a while? Fossil Rim offers overnight lodging, which ranges from The Lodge to the cabins at Foothills Safari Camp to the bunkhouses at Wolf Ridge. Come stay among the animals and enjoy some of the best views found along the northern edge of the Hill Country.