at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center


Do you enjoy a day at the zoo?  Be sure to visit Fossil Rim for an animal experience of a different sort.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose 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.

See all that Fossil Rim has to offer!


Guided & Group Tours

Fossil Rim offers many different tour options for your family or group, including Behind-the-Scenes and Ride-the-Rim 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.

balcony view

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.