Fossil Rim Wildlife Center offers a one-of-a-kind animal interaction experience. Not only will you have the opportunity to see animals from around the world in rural Texas, but you'll be able to drive up close to them as though you were taking an African safari. You might be able to feed some of the gentler animals, like Nettie the giraffe.

This center aims to teach you about the world and to introduce you to animals you may not have heard of. Planning a vacation? We are your one-stop shop for all Fossil Rim information. Learn more below!

Is Fossil Rim dog-friendly?

No, dogs and other pets are not allowed on the wildlife center grounds.

Dogs can scare some of the animals, preventing you or other guests from having the best experience possible.

Ticket Prices: (Cost per individual, not per car)
  • Adults (12+): $24.95
  • Children (3-11): $19.95
  • Infants (3 and under): FREE

You have to buy tickets online. Click here and find the Tickets option at the bottom of the page.

There are no refunds. Payments must be made online. Cash is not accepted.

How do I contact the Wildlife Center?

You can call Fossil Rim at 254-897-2960.

Address:  2299 Co Rd 2008, Glen Rose, TX

What are the Fossil Rim's open hours?
Everyday from 8:30AM - 3:30PM


Gather your family in the car, because you're about to drive past beautiful animals in the open fields of Fossil Rim. Treat these animals with the respect that they deserve. While you likely won't see ALL of the animals, you'll meet enough of them to make the drive worth it.

Scheduling a Drive-Through Safari

If you want to schedule a safari, visit the Fossil Rim website and book a time for your visit. Because it's such a popular attraction, this is meant to make for a streamlined and more enjoyable visit. There are no walk-ins here.

How long does a tour take?

According to online reviews and Fossil Rim themselves, the tour is meant to last around two hours, though may go faster or slower depending on how many animals you see. Make sure you go the speed limit (15mph), and enjoy the ride.

Guided Tours

Public Guided Tour: $39.95 per person
Private Guided Tour: $500 per group (1-10 people)

While you can just drive through the Gosdin Scenic Drive yourself, it's even more interesting with a guide present. Public tours will set you on a truck with other people, giving you a chance to make new friends. You'll receive a cup of animal feed that you can use throughout the tour.

For a more intimate experience, you can go with the private guided tour. You'll have the opportunity to ask the guide any questions you have, and have the chance to personalize your trip just a little bit more. You'll also receive a cup of animal feed.

Behind the scenes tours are currently unavailable due to COVID-19.


Here is a list of some of the animals you'll find on the Gosdin Scenic Drive. You may not see all or most of the animals, but hopefully you'll catch some of them.

  • Addax
  • African Spurred Tortoise
  • Bison
  • American Red Wolf
  • Axis Deer
  • Dama Gazelle
  • Giraffe
  • Mexican Gray Wolf


Come grab a bite to eat after your exciting tour! You won't be getting a five-course meal here, but the Overlook Cafe offers a tasty lunchtime snack or meal.

  • Chicken Ranch Wrap: $9
  • Beef Philly Cheesesteak: $10
  • Grilled Chicken and Swiss Sandwich: $8.50
  • Patty Melt: $10
  • Jr. Cheeseburger: $8.50

We hope you have a thrilling time at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Book your adventure safari today, and follow it up with a reservation at the SkyBox Cabins! See you soon!