Fossil Rim : A Safari in the Southwest

Fossil Rim located in Glen Rose, Texas is just 2 hours drive from Dallas.  Fossil Rim wild life center is home to giraffe, ostrich, zebra, rhino, kudu, cheetah, addax, and other exotic residents.  It is a 9½ mile Scenic Drive where you can feed the animals from your car window or you take one of their Guided Tours.  Kids love feeding the animals with the feed that you can buy at the entrance.  We have a giraffe fan in our family, he grew up with Jeffery the Giraffe by his bed and frequent visits to Toys-r-us to catch a glimpse of Geoffrey in action there.  If you are not from the US and don’t know who Geoffrey is check him out here.

As we made our loop around the park we saw the animals out and about in action. We saw rhinos sloshing around, ostrich having a race with each other, kudus nibbling on the grass… We had some come to the car anxiously looking for food while other bellies full from previous encounters with park visitors didn’t care for more of the feed. We had a giraffe with a droopy tongue following us around for a while! We even had a staring contest with a zebra!!

Fossil Rim has a couple of lodging options – A rustic ranch house lodge and Safari Tents. Foothills Safari Camp are tents that are made to look like safari tents in Africa. A two acre fenced enclosure overlooking one of Fossil Rim’s most popular wildlife watering holes, where an ever changing variety of animals, from elegant sand hill cranes to families of waterbuck, can be viewed.

We did the Fossil Rim Safari as a day trip from Dallas, staying at the Foothills Safari Camp is on our bucket list! It would be a wonderful experience to see how the kids do before planning a big Safari trip to Africa.

Outside Suburbia - Fossil Rim

Outside Suburbia - Fossil Rim

Fossil Rim : A Safari in the Southwest

Outside Suburbia - Fossil Rim

Outside Suburbia - Fossil Rim

Outside Suburbia - Fossil Rim

Outside Suburbia - Fossil Rim

Outside Suburbia - Fossil Rim

Outside Suburbia - Fossil Rim

Outside Suburbia - Fossil Rim

Fossil Rim : A Safari in the Southwest

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Fossil Rim : A Safari in the Southwest

Outside Suburbia - Fossil Rim

Outside Suburbia - Fossil Rim


Outside Suburbia - Fossil Rim Do you see the lounging cheetah?

Additional Information

Fossil Rim is located one hour southwest of Fort Worth and two hours from Dallas via US 67. Approximately three miles west of Glen Rose, turn left onto County Road 2008. In addition to the regular scenic drive you can also offer other fun programs like the Discovery After Dark, Sunset Safari and dinner, Feed Run, Behind the scenes tour etc.  The feed is about $8 per car.
Weekday Admission price
Adults: $20.95 per person
Child (3-11): $14.95 per person
2 and Under: FREE per person
Weekend Admission price
Adults: $24.95 per person
Child (3-11): $18.95 per person
2 and Under: FREE per person
Have you been on a Safari?  An African Safari to see the Big 5(Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Cape Buffalo) is on our Bucket list. Have you seen the Big 5?

 

6 thoughts on “Fossil Rim : A Safari in the Southwest”

  1. This looks like a lot of fun. I have seen these in a few states and would love to try. Love the fact that your kid loved Geoffrey too!

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