Escape ordinary experiences and explore the rugged beauty of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Amidst the live oak thickets, limestone outcroppings and stands of juniper, nestled away in the rustic hills of Somervell County you will discover a sanctuary for endangered species. Our goal is promoting the preservation and procreation of threatened and endangered species, environmental awareness and providing a recreational and educational experience for people of all ages. Below, you will find offerings that will help you plan your trip to Fossil Rim and the Glen Rose area.






The Overlook Cafe

Children's Animal Center

Nature Store




Wolf Ridge Rental

Outreach Programs



Party Safari



While the list may seem like a lot of rules and regulations to you, our experience has shown that consideration of the following will greatly enhance the quality of your visit. We want your experience to be enjoyable. Your cooperation will be appreciated by all involved parties.

Rules of the road

*No PETS are allowed at Fossil Rim. Visitors with pets will not be allowed to enter and if found will be escorted out of the wildlife center. Domestic animals present potential health and safety risks to the animals here.

*Stay in your vehicle with doors closed at all times. All Fossil Rim animals are free-roaming and may approach the vehicle. For visitor safety, all tailgates, van/car doors and hatchbacks must be closed at all times. Vehicles with “soft doors” or doors removed, such as Jeeps, will not be allowed to enter the park. You may ride in the back of pickups with tailgates up, but there must be an adult (18+ years) and you must remain seated on the bed – not on wheel wells or sides.

*Do not honk your horn. This could frighten or cause the animals to stampede, or kick your car, which could cause major damage to your automobile.

*Stay on the paved tour route – the speed limit is 15 MPH. There are no turns on the route, so always go forward.

*Do not stop within 50 feet on either side of any gates or cattle guards. Animals may be tempted to walk over the bars and injure themselves.

*Pull off to the side of the road when stopping. Pulling over allows other vehicles to pass.

*Do not feed from your hand or feedbag. Toss the pellets on the ground and away from your vehicle. Only giraffes can be fed by hand.

*Do not feed anything but the pellets purchased at Fossil Rim. Only animal food purchased at our Admission Center may be bed to our animals. Feeding them any food other than the pellets you purchase from us may result in serious health problems for our animals.

*Do not feed the sable antelope at all. They are our most dangerous herbivore species. Do not put yourself or others in harm’s way. Check your animal ID guide so you know what sable look like.

*Do not grab or restrain the animals. Remember these are wild animals with horns and antlers. Do not lean out of your window with animals nearby.

*Remove any flags, balls or other loose objects from the outside of your vehicle. Animals are attracted to colorful moving objects and if eaten could result in serious injury.

*Do not entice our animals with food to put their heads inside your vehicles to feed them. This can severely hurt our animals and/or cause damage to your vehicle.

*Keep all trash and cigarette butts in your car. Litter can result in serious injury to the animals and cigarettes can cause unwanted grassfires.


Prices are subject to change without notice. 

Gosdin Scenic Drive Prices

Every Day

$24.95 per person

Children (3-11):
$19.95 per person

Age 2 and Under:
FREE per person

Animal Feed

Free: 1 cup per vehicle


See Lodging page.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours are available by clicking

TICKETS at the top of the page.

Group Tours

Group Tours are currently closed.