Grant's Zebra can be found here in decent numbers, and visitors typically look forward to seeing them. There was a herd of about a dozen that we encountered, and they will readily approach a car... more
Tying in with Dinosaur Valley State Park, Dinosaur World may be just what the kids need to help visualize these prehistoric creatures. Although this attraction is not connected with the state park, it... more
The Puluxy River, which winds through Dinosaur Valley State Park, is a tributary of the Brazos River. There was an ancient sea here at one time. The river carved a path through the ancient rock... more
This was an early Texas gristmill which was constructed by Charles Barnard in 1860. The original mill was a three story building built like a fort to try and withstand Indian attacks.
In 1895 a... more
Glen Rose is a very neat town of about 2500 located in Central Texas. The area was settled around 1859, and the town later became the county seat. Somervell County was first formed in 1875 and was... more
The museum displays items depicting local history, fossils, relics, dinosaur bones, pioneer items and a genuine moonshiner's still from the prohibition era.
Open June through Labor Day, Mon - Sat,... more
This tiny log cabin was established on May 24, 1901 and was discontinued in 1904. It was located in the Hopewell Community of Somervell County and was on the property that later became part of the dam... more
The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday and offers displays of dinosaur footprints, artefacts and fossils from the archaeological digs in the area. There is also a prototype model of the hyperbaric... more
Glen Rose has its historical center laid out in the typical fashion of a rural Texas town. The courthouse is in the center of a city block, All around it is ample parking and the old buildings that... more
The Old County Jail was built in 1934 and was a replacement for the first county jail built in 1884 on the same site. The first jail was only one story tall with the cell cage setting on the ground... more
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... more
This is one of two historic buildings on the square. It was build in 1894 by Dr T.B Campbell and his wife. The walls are native limestone and are 18” think. It has been a General store, telephone... more
This lovely old building was once the First National Bank Building. Constructed of native limestone and built in 1896. Its early days was a saloon. The upper level hosted dances, socials, and stage... more
Glen Rose is roughly an hour's drive from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. It lies in the vicinity of the north Texas hill country. Despite the small size of the town itself, there are some very notable......
Somervell County was first formed in 1875 and was named for Alexander Somervell a Texas soldier, statesman and pioneer. Court was first held in one of the local stores. This fine courthouse was built...