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History & Heritage

Historic Downtown Square: A Captivating Intersection of Past & Present

Be a part of a place where history and community converge. Glen Rose invites you to not just witness its stories but to become a part of the narrative, where the past and present intertwine to create a unique and welcoming experience.

Stroll past darling boutiques, antique shops, and even an authentic 50’s diner. Have fun browsing beautiful dresses, vintage vinyl records, pottery and local art. Saturdays in Spring and Summer, look for a lively Historic Farmer’s Market right on the square! Pick up some locally made jams, pickles and fresh produce, while pleasant music fills the air. The shopkeepers greet you with genuine smiles, and be sure notice the bell chiming as you enter some of the charming places around the square. Don’t forget to stop into the County Museum! From Moonshining artifacts to the Lincoln assassination theories, it’s a treasure trove of American History, packed with discoveries.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a longtime friend, you’ll find that our community spirit is the heartbeat of our town, creating an atmosphere where everyone feels at home.

You Gotta Visit our County Museum

Step into the Somervell County Historical Society Museum and immerse yourself in a journey through time. Located in Glen Rose, this museum invites visitors to discover the vibrant history and culture of the region. From prehistoric fossils to pioneer relics, each exhibit unveils a chapter of Somervell County’s story. Delve into the world of dinosaur tracks and pioneer life, where every artifact tells a tale of resilience and innovation. Join the museum in celebrating the diverse heritage that shapes the identity of this Texas county.

Outdoor Adventures:

Glen Rose invites you to embrace the great outdoors with a plethora of exciting activities for nature enthusiasts. Lace up your hiking boots and traverse the picturesque trails that wind through Dinosaur Valley State Park. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes as you explore the Paluxy River, offering not only scenic beauty but also a refreshing escape into nature.

For bird watchers, Glen Rose is a haven. Grab your binoculars and witness the diverse avian population that calls our town home. From vibrant songbirds to majestic raptors, every step in Glen Rose is accompanied by the symphony of nature.

Family-Friendly Attractions:

Families, rejoice! Glen Rose is a treasure trove of attractions that cater to all ages. Step back in time at Dinosaur World, where life-sized replicas transport you to an era when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Engage in interactive exhibits, dig for fossils, and embark on a prehistoric adventure that sparks the imagination of young and old alike.

Our historic downtown square also welcomes families with charming shops and boutiques, perfect for a leisurely stroll or indulging in local treats. From ice cream parlors to quaint bookstores, there’s something for everyone in the heart of Glen Rose.

Wildlife Encounters:

Prepare for a wildlife experience like no other at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Nestled in the rolling hills, this center offers a safari adventure that brings you face-to-face with incredible creatures from around the globe. Traverse the scenic drive and witness giraffes, rhinos, and exotic birds in their natural habitats. The interactive experience at Fossil Rim is not just a visit – it’s a journey into the wild, where conservation and education come together for an unforgettable encounter with nature.

In Glen Rose, adventure awaits at every turn. Whether you seek the thrill of outdoor exploration, the wonder of prehistoric life, or the excitement of wildlife encounters, our town promises an array of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. Come and discover why Glen Rose is the ultimate destination for those who crave both adventure and relaxation.