Exploring Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center provides an opportunity to take a self-guided safari through the north Texas hill country. There are roughly 50 species of animals in the park, and a visitor can expect to see many of them. It takes a couple of hours to drive through the area, not counting a stops at the visitor center and the halfway point which contains the cafe and shops. Admission charges are based upon the number of people in the vehicle. A visitor will be given a chance to buy food for the animals, which I recommend doing so. Many of the animals will approach a vehicle in search of a handout. Visitors are required to stay in their vehicles and only to feed the animals with the designated. There are usually places to pull over so that others can pass. Some animals are roaming freely throughout the property while others are kept in seperate compounds. This park also has cabins and campsites as well as periodic demonstrations. Fossil Rim is quickly gaining attention as a major wildlife conservation center. This makes an excellent day trip from the DFW area and could even be a good place to spend the night. http://www.fossilrim.org/index.php
The Promise - A Night Under The Stars With Jesus
Spend a night under the beautiful autumn evening sky with Jesus at the Texas Amphitheatre in Glen Rose,TX. With The Promise you will experience the birth, life, words, death, resurrection, and triumphant ascension of Jesus Christ.
The Promise begins with a Grandfather and his grandchildren exploring on the banks of the Paluxy River in historic Glen Rose, Texas. In the opening scene, while they explore the woods and riverbed in search of the dinosaur tracks, they stumble across an old campsite that reminds Grandpa of a story his own grandfather used to tell him in the same spot, the story about the Promise sent by God.
As Grandpa begins to sing about the Promised One, the three find themselves among the Old Testament prophets who foretold the coming of Jesus. Immediately, Grandpa, Billy, and Lisa are swept up in the events of Jesus' birth, baptism, temptation, and ministry.
Based on Scripture and incorporating the music of award-winning contemporary Christian artists, The Promise brings a modern touch to the most amazing story ever told. Audiences experience a smiling, approachable Jesus who reaches out to people and changes lives. With its sweeping musical score, live animals, and talent cast, The Promise is truly the experience of a lifetime.
Months of operation are September & October. Friday and Saturday evening performances only.
The Original Building
The first building on this site was the Glen Rose Herald Newspaper which was destroyed by a tornado in 1902. The newspaper rebuilt then sold the building when then went on to house the first indoor picture show in town. Later the first coca-cola bottling plant in Glen Rose moved into the building.
From then it has been a skating rink, meat market, shoe repair shop and a home. The building was then bought for the Somervell County Museum. Sitting in a corner of the County museum is an old printing press from that office
Fossil Rim: Fallow Deer
These deer are some of the most common types of herd animals that can be encountered. They come in many colors, and can often be distinguished by the unique antlers, although only the males will have them. They are from Europe and Asia and the deer tend to be spread out in many areas. It is common to see them mixing with other animals as well.
Fossil Rim: Giraffe
The Reticulated Giraffe is always a favorite among visitors, and th vast majority of people who come to Fossil Rim should be able to encounter them somewhere. They often are on hand to accept food from vehicles. They are also frequently observed to be eating vegetation from the branches of trees. The savannah like areas dotted with trees are an ideal habitat for them.