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Scenic Drive Admission Pricing for the Next 7 Days

Wed

Oct 22
Adults$17.95
Seniors (62 +)$14.95
Children (3 - 11)$11.95
2 and UnderFREE

Thu

Oct 23
$17.95
$14.95
$11.95
FREE

Fri

Oct 24
$20.95
$17.95
$14.95
FREE

Sat

Oct 25
$23.95
$20.95
$17.95
FREE

Sun

Oct 26
$23.95
$20.95
$17.95
FREE

Mon

Oct 27
$20.95
$17.95
$14.95
FREE

Tue

Oct 28
$17.95
$14.95
$11.95
FREE
Today’s Admission Gate times shown. Click for exit gate closing times or for more detailed park hours of operation.


 

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The Late Show with David Letterman

If you missed David Letterman with Jack Hanna Monday night, take a look at the link below to see one of our cheetahs that was sent to Columbus Zoo.

The Late Show with David Letterman

Children’s Animal Center

Spooktacular Halloween Extravaganza!

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 5:00–7:00pm

Join our animals for some Halloween fun! It will include; goats doing tricks for treats, a Jack-O’-Lantern contest, a chance to meet some creepy crawlers, face painting and more. Jack-O’-Lanterns brought for the contest may be donated to give to the birds during the event. Spooktacular Halloween is free to the public, but donations are welcome. Click here for the flyer.

Would You Like to Know What Goes
Bump in the Night Here at Fossil Rim?

Then join us following the CAC event for a special “Discovery After Dark” Halloween edition tour and check out what our animals are up to after dark. Reservations are require for this tour, and should be made at least one day in advance. For more information, email or call 254.897.2960.

Normally $35 per person, but on this special night it’s $25 per person! Seating is limited, so sign up today. Discovery After Dark tour leaves from the Eco-Center.

New Nature Store Construction

June to late September construction on our new Nature Store in a 41 second time-lapse video.

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.

Click upper-left thumbnail for slideshow

Fire Damage Overlook Map
Overlook Map Fire Damage
Fire Damage Fire Damage
Fire Damage Fire Damage

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.

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 • After Hours on the Square – 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.

November

October 31st–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.

1st • The Promise – Held at the Texas Amphitheatre. Click here to find out more.

1st • Pink Tulip Events Presents Bridal/Prom/Quinceanera Show – Held in the Exhibit Hall, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

6th–9th • North Texas Arabian Horse Club Shoot Out – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

8th–9th • Dale McPherson Memorial Fiddle Contest – Held in the Exhibit Hall, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

8th–14th • Fall Woodcarving Rally – Held at Oakdale Park. Click here to find out more.

15th • After Hours on the Square – 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.

15th • 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.

15th–19th • Ben Emison Practice Cutting – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

22nd–23rd • GGA’s Holiday Market – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.