Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

One of America’s most important sites for animal conservation is just a short drive from DFW. The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas is home to over 1,000 animals from 50 different species from around the world, 16 of which are endangered.

While Fossil Rim is always a great place to visit, it’s an especially attractive destination right now as guests can safely experience the safari park from the comfort of their vehicle.

If you or anyone you know is an animal lover, the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is one attraction in the greater DFW area you don’t want to miss.


About Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is located just about an hour outside of Fort Worth and about 80 minutes outside of Dallas. The center allows visitors to get up close and personal with the animals through both self-guided and guided tours. Simply drive through the pastures where you’ll see all types of animals throughout the grounds.

For nearly 50 years, the site has been home to endangered species from every corner of the planet including ostriches, cheetahs, zebras, rhinoceroses, and even plenty of native Texas species like Attwater’s prairie chicken.


Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Coupons & Discount Tickets

Admission to the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center depends largely upon which type of tour or package you select. Standard admission for the Gosdin Scenic Drive in which you drive your vehicle through the park starts at $24.95 for adults (12 & older), $19.95 for guests ages 3-11, and free for those under the age of 3.  See the center’s official site or call (254) 897-2960 for a comprehensive listing of all of their package offerings and prices.

In non-COVID times, the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center would offer numerous discounts for seniors, AAA members, military, police, members of local zoos, and others, but it appears those discounts are temporarily paused during these unique times.


Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Hours

The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is open each day from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm with the last vehicle allowed in at 3:30 pm.


Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Location and Parking

The park is located at 2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, Texas 76043. Call (254) 897-2960 or visit for more information.