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Get an Early Start and
Save on Our Crack O’ Dawn Tour

 

This Spring Break, our "Crack O’ Dawn" Tour will be offered every morning, March 7th thru March 15th! Costing only $30.95 per person, this tour is a savings of almost 25% off the regular tour price.

Get an early start to your day and see the animals when they are the most active. This two-hour tour will leave the Overlook in an open-air vehicle. Price includes one cup of feed. Reservations are strongly recommended and seating is limited. Check-in at the Overlook is 7:30am, so please don’t be late. If this tour is too early for you, we also have tours (at full price) available at 10:30am and 2:00pm (see below). Suitable for all ages! Recommended for those of you with vehicles whose rear windows do not roll down, allowing everyone to feed the animals. Spring Break Crack O’ Dawn tours end Sunday March 15th.

Detail Recap:

  • Every morning, starting Saturday, March 7th through Sunday March 15th only
  • Reservations are strongly recommended
  • Free cup of feed
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Check-in opens at 7:30am. DO NOT BE LATE, lines can be long and tour vehicles leave promptly at 8:00am sharp!
  • Full price tours also available at 10:30am and 2:00pm (see below)
  • Doesn’t include Scenic Drive Pass
  • Leave from the Overlook, NOT the Main Gate

The Crack O’ Dawn Tour costs $30.95 per person. Need more information? Click here for our printable/downloadable flyer.

Call 254.897.2960 if you would like to make reservations.

Overlook address: 1789 County Road 2009, Glen Rose, TX 76043.


Guided Family Tour

Making it to Fossil Rim by 7:30am for the Crack O’ Dawn tour not a possibility? Try our Guided Family Tour, priced at $39.95 per person. You and your family will enjoy the same tour as the Crack O’ Dawn tour, but at times later in the day! The cost of the Guided Family tour also includes a Scenic Drive Pass, good for the next 24 hours from the time of your tour. This pass allows you to drive through our Scenic drive at your own pace.

During Spring Break this leaves from the Overlook, daily at 10:30am and 2:00pm.

Cheetah Cubs on GMA!

December 5th, Good Morning America featured two cheetah cubs Fossil Rim Wildlife Center sent to The Columbus Zoo’s Ambassador Program. In case you missed it, click the photo below. The segment starts about a minute into the video.

It’s A Camp... and a Sleepover, Too!

Natural DyesSpaces are filling up for Fossil Rim’s overnight camps for 2015! Go ahead and reserve your spot now so that your school group, Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop can come out to spend some time with the animals at Fossil Rim. All overnight camps get a safari tour of our 9.5 mile scenic wildlife drive, as well as dinner, breakfast, lodging in our rustic cabins, three educational programs, and a guided nature hike with one of our experienced Education staff members. Scouts can even earn badges while here – with a wide variety of badges available for all ages and types.

 

feedingPlease call 254.897.2960 for questions and to schedule your next camp out at Fossil Rim!

New Nature Store Construction

Construction is under way! Check back daily to see the progress being made on our new Nature Store (click the image to enlarge).

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

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
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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.

January

2nd–4th • Nolan River Kennel Club Dog Show – Held in the Show Barn, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

9th–10th • Somervell County Youth Fair – Held in the Main Arena, 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.

17th • 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.

24th–25th • Doug Prine Art Show – Held in the Exhibit Hall, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

29th–February 1st • Dinosaur Classic Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

February

January 29th–February 1st • Dinosaur Classic Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

6th–7th • Glen Rose Antique Tractor Show – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

12th–21st • The Bonanza Cutting – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

17th • 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.

28th– March 1st • Tuley Productions Team Roping – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.