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Map of Glen Rose Area and Additional Glen Rose Information

Big Rocks Park in Glen Roxe TexasGlen Rose is approximately 60 miles southwest of Fort Worth, making it a popular getaway for Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex dwellers, with Dinosaur Valley State Park and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center nearby.

Glen Rose began as a trading post in 1849, located on the Paluxy River where it merges with the Brazos River. 

Glen Rose is known as the "Dinosaur Capital of Texas."

The Paluxy River is a popular tubing and fishing river.

Barnard Mill and Art Museum, built in the 1860s, is one of the oldest structures in Glen Rose. A new portion of the mill, built in the 1940s houses a museum featuring bronzes, oil paintings, bronze sculptures and primitive artifacts. The museum is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Texas Historic Register.

Somervell County Historical Museum contains exhibits depicting local histor y, fossils and other relics. The museum is open year round Tuesday through Saturday, 11am - 4pm.

A slightly bizarre area attraction is the Creation Evidences Museum with fossil displays, dinosaur footprints and Acrocanthosaurus bones. There is an admission fee.

The Promise is a contemporary historic telling of the life of Jesus of Nazareth in musical drama form with a cast of 80, performed in the open-air Texas Amphitheatre. Performances usually run on Friday and Saturday evenings from September through November.  Check The Promise website for precise times and dates.

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The Glen Rose Visitor Convention and Visitors Bureau runs a visitor center where you can get information about Glen Rose events, attractions, lodging and restaurants.

WHERE TO STAY IN GLEN ROSE

At Rough Creek Lodge you will find yourself in a luxury lodge with a cattle drive, fishing tours on 3 private lakes and tours of the ranch, along with a pool. At Inn on the River you will be staying in the Glen Rose historic district in a location recognized by Texas as a historic landmark. Country Woods Inn is a kid friendly place to stay with barnyard animals, campfires, walking trails and 40 wooded acres. Hideaway Cabins has secluded cabins with kitchens and outdoor grills, along with horse riding, swimming, fishing and hiking.

Those looking to be in cheap vacation getaway mode can find good affordable lodging at Dinosaur Valley Inn and Suites, a Three Diamond AAA rated motel. Glen Rose Inn and Suites is another "cheap" motel lodging option.

WHERE TO EAT IN GLEN ROSE

Donna K's Catfish Restaurant is popular for its catfish and other seafood. Hammond's BBQ has burned to the ground 3 times and risen like a Phoenix each time to return to BBQing. At Inn on the River you can have yourself a four-course fine dining experience for dinner every Friday and Saturday night. Try Ranch House Bar B Que for burgers, steaks and BBQ. At Storiebook Cafe you can get yourself some down home Texas cooking. It is a bit hard to find, but at Loco Coyote Grill you will find great BBQ in big portions. At Riverhouse Grill you will get good food with good service in a restored Victorian house. For outdoor seating with a scenic view go to Rough Creek Lodge. Chachi's Mexican Restaurant gets mixed reviews from Mexican food aficionados. Go to Circle H Steak & Catfish Co. where is it fairly obvious what you will find on the menu.




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