Holiday Around the Rim

Providing a unique adventure for families to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season together, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, in Glen Rose, is offering a Holiday Around the Rim sunset safari dinner and tour.

Visitors will meet at the Foothills Safari Camp Pavilion at 5 p.m. and be treated

to cookies and hot chocolate before boarding one of the open-air vehicles at 5:30 p.m. Over the course of the evening, visitors travel the Scenic Wildlife Drive; a journey of nine miles, providing sightings of numerous exotic and endangered species living in the open in large herds. Ostriches, black buck, giraffe roaming on savannah-like pastures, herds of red deer, zebra, fallow deer and several species of antelope may be seen roaming the hillsides and grazing in the valleys.

Later in the evening, guests will enjoy a memorable holiday dinner, tea, coffee and a homemade dessert in front of the glowing fireplace, while enjoying live holiday entertainment. Reservations are required.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is the first facility of its kind to have been accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association. As a nonprofit entity specializing in captive breeding programs for indigenous and exotic endangered and threatened species of animals, contributions are tax-deductible and support the efforts of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, including educational programs, camps, workshops and land and animal conservation programs.

Location: 2299 County Rd. 2088, Glen Rose. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 254-897-2960 or visit

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