10 Best Things To Do In Glen Rose, Texas

things to do in glen rose texas

Glen Rose is a city in the county seat of Somervell County, Texas. From ancient history to modern recreation, Glen Rose has it all. Hunt for footprints left by dinosaurs millions of years ago, play a round at Squaw Valley Golf Club, one of the best municipal golf courses in Texas and tour Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, a wildlife safari park in Texas. Regardless of what you enjoy, you’ll find something to love at one of the attractions in Glen Rose.

Read on to find out about the top 10 things to do in Glen Rose, Texas.

1. The White Buffalo Gallery

"Summer Dreams" oil by artist Nancy Grobe.

Posted by The White Buffalo Gallery on Saturday, 1 August 2015

If you’re a connoisseur of the arts, you’ll want to visit The White Buffalo Gallery. This fine arts gallery houses works by Robert Summers, a nationally-acclaimed sculptor and painter who lives in Glen Rose. Other artists who specialize in Western art, such as Margaret Drake and Mike Irvin, have their works displayed at the gallery. The museum, located in downtown Glen Rose, is open Friday through Sunday,

The White Buffalo Gallery

Address: 200 Northeast Bernard Street, 76043 Glen Rose, TX

Website: The White Buffalo Gallery

2. The Promise

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Posted by The Promise - Glen Rose, TX on Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Experience the life of Jesus Christ in a new way at The Promise, a stunning outdoor musical production that has a 150-person cast and crew, live animals, period costumes, and fantastic special effects. Shows are held at the 3,200-seat Texas Amphitheater, the largest permanent amphitheater in the state, from April to May and September through October.

The Promise

Address: 5000 Texas Avenue, 76043 Glen Rose, TX

Website: The Promise

3. Wheeler Branch Park

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Posted by Jennifer Thomson on Monday, 10 July 2017

Escape the summer heat at Wheeler Branch Park, located on the shore of the Wheeler Branch Reservoir just north of town. Swim in the inviting waters, cast a fishing line into the water and relax on the shore, or simply bring a picnic and enjoy the scenery. The park is open all year from 7 a.m. until sunset.

Wheeler Branch Park

Address: 2099 County Road 301, 76043 Glen Rose, TX

Website: Wheeler Branch Park

4. Squaw Valley Golf Club

Squaw Valley Golf Club
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Squaw Valley Golf Club is a well-renowned 36-hole championship golf course nestled among century-old oak trees. Beautiful views of the scenic landscape and a challenging round of golf define Squaw Valley Golf Club, which was ranked as one of the top 50 public courses in Texas.

Squaw Valley Golf Club

Address: 2439 East Highway 67, 76043 Glen Rose, TX

Website: Squaw Valley Golf Club

5. Somervell County Museum

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Posted by Somervell County Museum on Monday, 3 July 2017

Learn about the history of Glen Rose and all of Somervell County at the Somervell County Museum, located on the southwestern side of the courthouse square. The museum has exhibits from all time periods, such as dinosaur track castings and a moonshiner’s still. Visitors are welcomed to the museum Tuesday through Saturday and admission is free.

Somervell County Museum

Address: 101 Vernon Street, 76043 Glen Rose, TX

Website: Somervell County Museum

6. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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Posted by Fossil Rim Wildlife Center on Friday, 28 July 2017

Embark on an unforgettable wildlife safari in Texas at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Your 2.5 to 3-hour driving tour takes you on a 15-kilometer (9.5-mile) trail over rolling hills and past live oak thickets. Along the way, you may see such rare animals as ostriches, zebras, white rhinoceros, giraffes, and cheetahs. A children’s animal center allows direct interaction with various goats, pigs, and birds, and a cafe midway through the trial offers a tasty meal and some refreshment. Guided tours and on-site lodging are available but must be reserved in advance.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Address: 1789 County Road 2009, 76043 Glen Rose, TX

Website: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

7. Glen Rose Historic Courthouse Square

Posted by Historic Glen Rose Square on Monday, 16 May 2016

The historic courthouse square in Glen Rose is the heart of the town. Its anchor, the Somervell County Courthouse, is a limestone-walled civic building constructed in the Richardsonian-Romanesque style. The courthouse is surrounded by specialty shops, cafes, restaurants, an art gallery, and a museum.

Glen Rose Historic Courthouse Square

Address: 101 Northeast Barnard Street, 76043 Glen Rose, TX

Website: Glen Rose Historic Courthouse Square

8. Dinosaur Valley State Park

Posted by Dinosaur Valley State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife on Friday, 13 June 2014

Traverse 32 kilometers (20 miles) of scenic hiking trails, swim in the refreshing waters of the Paluxy River and discover some of the finest examples of dinosaur tracks in Texas at Dinosaur Valley State Park. Camping, geocaching, horseback riding, and fishing are some of the other things you can do at the park, situated within a stone’s throw of Glen Rose.

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Address: 1058 Park Road 59, 76043 Glen Rose, TX

Website: Dinosaur Valley State Park

9. Dinosaur World Texas

Posted by Dinosaur World, Texas on Thursday, 29 May 2014

At Dinosaur World in Glen Rose, you’ll step back into a time when these larger-than-life animals walked the earth. Dig for fossils, tour a museum full of prehistoric fossils, and wander among animatronic versions of a tyrannosaurus rex, velociraptor, stegosaurus, triceratops, and more.

Dinosaur World Texas

Address: 1058 Park Road 59, 76043 Glen Rose, TX

Website: Dinosaur World Texas

10. Barnard’s Mill and Art Museum

Posted by Barnard's Mill and Art Museum on Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Barnard’s Mill is a true historic treasure in Glen Rose. The structure was built as a water-powered grist mill in 1860, and over the years has been used as a burr mill, cotton gin, health spa, and even a hospital and clinic. Today, it’s a Texas historic landmark that is both a museum and an art gallery that contains Asian and Native American artifacts and works by nationally-renowned artists such as Robert Summers, Jewell Miears Fielder, and Morris Henry Hobbs. Barnard’s Mill and Art Museum is open Saturday and Sunday throughout the year.

Barnard’s Mill and Art Museum

Address: 307 SW Barnard St, 76043 Glen Rose, TX

Website: Barnard’s Mill and Art Museum

Have a dinosaur filled weekend!

Glen Rose has been deemed the dinosaur capital of Texas, thanks to its wealth of well-preserved tracks and fossils (with the limestone-and-local-rock buildings in the town center adding to the “Flinstones” feel); it’s also a hub for hiking, canoeing, and kayaking along the Brazos and Paluxy Rivers. Gear up for a nature-filled weekend that can be as active—or as contemplative—as you want.

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