Half or Full-Day Excursions
Whether interested in history, nature, or just relaxing in a small-town atmosphere, Glen Rose has something for everyone to enjoy.
These are just a few of the local attractions that make Glen Rose a unique and exciting destination.
Dinosaur Valley State Park
If you’re interested in history and science, Dinosaur Valley State Park is a must-see attraction. This park is home to some of the best-preserved dinosaur footprints in the world, which can be seen in the Paluxy River. With hiking trails, camping facilities, and educational exhibits, Dinosaur Valley State Park is a great destination for teams who want to learn and explore. Visit their website for more information: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/dinosaur-valley
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is a world-renowned conservation facility. At Fossil Rim, visitors can see and interact with various endangered and threatened animal species in their natural habitats, such as cheetahs, giraffes, and rhinos. The park is set on 1,800 acres of beautiful Texas countryside, and visitors can explore the park by driving through in their own vehicles or taking a guided tour. Visit their website for more information: https://fossilrim.org/visit-us/
Golf at Squaw Creek Country Club
For golf enthusiasts, Squaw Creek Country Club is a must-visit destination. Squaw Creek Golf Course is a beautiful course located in Glen Rose, Texas. Designed by Jeff Brauer, the course offers a unique and challenging golfing experience for players of all skill levels. Visit their website for more information: http://squaw-creek.com/
Built in the 1860s, Barnard’s Mill is a beautiful example of early Texas architecture listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The mill has been restored and transformed into a museum and art gallery showcasing the local area’s history and art. Visitors can explore the exhibits, learn about the area’s early settlers, and view contemporary art by local and regional artists. Barnard’s Mill is surrounded by lush gardens and a beautiful waterfall, providing a tranquil oasis in the city’s heart with outdoor spaces that are perfect for picnicking or relaxing. Check their website for more information and a calendar of events: https://barnardsmill.org/
Downtown Glen Rose
For those who want to explore the downtown area, there are plenty of shops and boutiques to discover. From antique stores to local crafts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the downtown square. There’s even a historic walking tour.
The Brazos River runs through Glen Rose and is a popular destination for fishing, kayaking, and other water activities. For water sports rentals, visit: https://www.glenrosetexas.org/types/canoe-rentals/
Big Rocks Park
This park is a popular destination for swimming, fishing, and picnicking. The park is known for its large rocks, perfect for climbing and exploring. Learn more at https://www.visitgranbury.com/listing/big-rocks-park/10467/