Glen Rose Things to Do

  • Somervell County Courthouse
    Somervell County Courthouse
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  • Gazebo and Texas Star
    Gazebo and Texas Star
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  • Somervell County Courthouse
    Somervell County Courthouse
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Glen Rose

  • 1. Fossil Rim

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 2. Dinosaur Valley State Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 3. Puluxy River

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 4. Barnards Mill

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 5. Courthouse Square

    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...

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  • 6. Creation Evidence Museum

    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...

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  • 7. Old Somervell County Jail

    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...

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  • 8. Hopewell Post Office

    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...

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  • 9. Somervell County Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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,...

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  • 10. Town Center

    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...

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  • 11. Campbell Building

    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...

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  • 12. First National Bank

    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...

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  • 13. Herald Newspaper

    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...

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  • 15. A Dive Off the Hillside--Site #1

    As we watched a number of people dive or jump from a small hillside into the river, our 13 year old grandson grew impatient to try this for himself.After...

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  • 16. The Hills On Fire?

    Just before the sun set, a marvelous effect occurred on the hillside. The hill covered in a thick, green canopy of trees turned a warm salmon orange for a few...

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  • 17. Fossil Rim: Aoudad (Barbary Sheep)

    This animal typically occupies areas that tend to be steep and harder to access by other animals. However, we did manage to spot one by the road. This animal...

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  • 18. Fossil Rim: Addax Antelope

    One of several types of herd animals in the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, the Addax is a desert species from the Sahara in Africa. There are endangered in the...

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  • 19. Cheetah Conservancy

    There is a special area for the Cheetahs which is fenced and monitored with cameras. In the past 50 years, Cheetahs have disappeared in 16 countries due to...

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  • 20. The Wildebeest

    The Wildebeest is commonly known as Gnus, you will see one of the largest wildebeest herds in North American right here at Fossil Rim. They are known for their...

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  • 21. Fallow Deer

    Fallow deer can come in white, spotted, light or chocolate brown. They originate from the Mediterranean region of southern Europe and Asia. The males have large...

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  • 22. Show A Little Consideration

    One word I would have for parents. Let your kids enjoy the water but please don’t let them jump in the tracks if there is water covering them. This only stirs...

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  • 23. Acrocanthosaurus Track

    This footprint of a Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur was found 5 miles from Glen Rose at the Comanchie Peak Nuclear Power Plant during some excavation work. It was one...

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  • 24. Preventing Extinction

    The usual problem of excess hunting and development is also aiding to lead to the Blackbucks certain extinction in its native lands (India and Pakistan).

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  • 25. American White Tail

    You will see a lot of the White Tails scattered around the park. Many of them are descendants from deer which were living in the park before the fences went up.

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