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
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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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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.
Address: 5000 Texas Avenue, 76043 Glen Rose, TX
Website: The Promise
3. Wheeler Branch Park
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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
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4. Squaw Valley Golf Club
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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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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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
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
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
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
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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