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Just up the road and across the Paluxy river, the simple setting of Glen Rose is surprisingly packed with many things to do and places to explore. Start with the historic Glen Rose Courthouse Square surrounded by enchanting shops, galleries and cafés, then venture over to Dinosaur Valley State Park, a National Natural Landmark, where you can follow the footsteps of dinosaurs that roamed the earth over 70 million years ago.

For more sporting action, Squaw Valley Golf Course consistently ranks among the top ten public courses in Texas. There’s usually an exciting rodeo, equine event or car show at the local Expo Center, and during the late summer and fall seasons the amphitheater presents an impressive cast of more than 100 actors, singers and dancers in “The Promise”, a well known passion play set to music.

Wade the Paluxy at Big Rocks Park, catch a Blue Grass music festival or try your hand at paddling a canoe or tubin’ down the nearby Brazos river. Gear up for an invigorating mountain bike ride at Solovaca Ranch, or set out for a leisurely drive to any of the surrounding communities to visit antique and curio shops, artisans’ galleries, an old fashioned opera house performance, colorful boutiques and all the nostalgic comforts of gentle rural Texas where time passes slowly, and the welcome is first hand.

Below are links to local accommodations, information and attractions in and around Glen Rose:

General Information – Area Links

Glen Rose Reporter
The Glen Rose Reporter’s Visitor Guide.

Glen Rose Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Glen Rose Convention and Visitor’s Bureau official site.

Glen Rose Chamber of Commerce
The Glen Rose/Somervell County Chamber of Commerce official site.
Your one stop travel resource when visiting Glen Rose, Texas.

Glen Rose – Stoneview Development
A residential developer and local attractions site.

Granbury Chamber of Commerce
A great place to find out what’s going on in Granbury, Texas.

Accommodation Links

Americas Best Value Inn
Anderson Creek Ranch
Barnard River House
Best Western Dinosaur Valley Inn & Suites
Brazos House Retreat
Bussey’s Something Special
Camp ‘N’ Fish
Cedars On The Brazos
CJ’s Country Cabins
Comfort Inn & Suites
Country Woods Inn
The Hideaway Ranch & Retreat
Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Glen Rose
Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Granbury
Inn on the River
Ken’s Kabin
LaQuinta Inn & Suites
Paluxy River Bed Cabins
Popejoy Haus Cabins
Quail Ridge Ranch
Rough Creek Lodge
Sunset Ridge Bed and Breakfast
Trickle Creek Cabins

RV Parks

“B” Street RV Park
Bennett’s RV Ranch & Camping Center
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Oakdale Park

Area Attractions

Barnard’s Mill & Art Museum
Built in the 1860’s. Registered with National & Texas Historic Places. 12 rooms of original art featuring oils, bronzes, watercolors, etchings and artifacts. Open Saturday & Sunday.

Comanche Peak Information Center – 254.897.5554
Learn about the generation of electricity using the atom. Call before visiting.

Creation Evidence Museum
Archaeological excavations. A scientific look at Creation. Dr. Carl Baugh, Director. Open 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Dinosaur Valley State Park
World famous state park where you can walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs.

Dinosaur World
One of the newer attractions to the area, your kids will love it.

Festivals in the North Central Texas area.

Glen Rose Expo
The Expo Center has events almost every weekend... usually for FREE!

The Hideaway Ranch & Retreat
Horseback rides, wagon rides and chuckwagon dinners available.

Historic Downtown Glen Rose
Quaint downtown square featuring shops, restaurants, museum and the historic Somervell County Courthouse.

The Promise
An epic Musical drama of the life of Christ. Performances 8:00pm every Friday & Saturday, September thru October.

Solovaca Ranch
A privately owned ranch with ideal topography for mountain biking. Open Thursday – Sunday.

Somervell County Museum – 254.898.0640
Items depicting local history, fossils, relics, dinosaur bones, pioneer items. Seasonal hours.

Squaw Valley Golf Course
4 star rating. 36 holes. PGA instruction. Golf shop & Cafe.

Not Local, But Well Worth A Trip

These destinations are all located within an easy, scenic drive from Glen Rose.

Bluff Dale Vineyards
Award winning wines with tours and tastings, located just outside of Bluff Dale, 24 miles northwest of Glen Rose. Map

Brennan Vineyards
Award winning wines with tours and tastings, located just outside of Comanche, 64 miles southwest of Glen Rose. Map

Dublin Bottling Works
Texas’ oldest soda bottling plant. Tour the antique bottling plant, visit their museum and Old Doc’s Soda Shop, 42 miles west of Glen Rose. Map

Red Caboose Winery and Vineyards
Award winning wines with tours and tastings, located just outside of Meridian, 28 miles south of Glen Rose. Map

Splash Station Aquatics Center
Aquatic Park in Cleburne, 24 miles east of Glen Rose. Map

Aquatic Park in Stephenville, 29 miles west of Glen Rose. Map

Veldhuizen Family Farm
Texas Real Milk Farmstead Cheese & Dairy Products. Tour this working family dairy farm, makers of farmstead, handcrafted artisan cheeses, between Stephenville and Dublin, 40 miles west of Glen Rose. Map

Wiseman House Chocolates
Fine handmade chocolates. Also offers chocolate classes, located in Hico, 26 miles southwest of Glen Rose. Map

Texas Outside
Upcoming Texas events.