Fossil Rim in Glenrose

While my in-laws were visiting we wanted to take them to do something that you don’t get to do in Virginia.   We decided that heading down to Fossil Rim in Glen Rose would be fun for them and the kids.

We actually went 2 years ago and the kids loved it so we were excited to go back now that they’re all a little older.   Before I get to the pictures I should explain that yes my kids were sitting in the front seat- without seat belts.   The speed limit is 10 miles and hour and everyone goes in one direction so we thought that they should be okay while we were on the trail.   Basically- everyone was doing it.

We started out on the trial and actually had our van doors open so that the kids could see better.   After me almost having a nervous breakdown trying to drive and instruct Hubs to keep the “KIDS IN THE CAR!!!” and one of the Fossil Rim patrolers caught us- we shut the doors and put the kids in the front.



Thankfully we shut them before this guy came along.   As you can see some animals are very…um….friendly.




We did run into a little bit of a traffic jam:


It takes about 3 hours to get through the whole park.   There is a lodge about half way through with picnic tables, a restaurant, gift shop, and bathrooms.





The thing that we loved last time we came and this time was feeding the giraffes (feed bags can be bought when you purchase your tickets).   The only animals you’re allowed to hand feed are the giraffes.   The car in front of us found out why when he had fed an ostrich.   OUCH!




The views are gorgeous!   I can’t believe that this is only about one and a half hours from Flower Mound!




For more information on Fossil Rim you can visit their website here.

When Candace isn’t taking her kids on wildlife adventures she blogs over at Mama Mia.


  1. Kaysie Crook says:

    We’ve been to Fossil Rim several times, and it never gets old! That rule about only feeding the giraffes must be something new, as I don’t remember seeing it before, but I can see why it was needed! Last time we went, we had a standoff with an ostrich that looked like it was not going to let us escape alive until we tossed him our first-born! 🙂

  2. We did it during SwineBreak ’09 and LOVED it! What a great way to spend a day.

  3. I really want to go out there. The pictures are great.

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