Summer In Glen Rose

Jump into Adventure and Charm

Glen Rose, Texas, is your perfect summer getaway.

Glen Rose, Texas, is your perfect summer getaway—a place where history, nature, and adventure converge to create unforgettable memories. From the heart of its historic downtown to the wild wonders of its parks, Glen Rose beckons you to explore, play, and stay. Here’s a glimpse of what awaits you.

Historic Downtown Square: Step Back in Time

As you step onto the Historic Downtown Square, time seems to slow down. It’s like stepping onto the set of Back to the Future—only it’s real! Stroll around and explore darling boutiques, antique shops, and an authentic ’50s diner. Every charming merchant greets you with a welcoming chime as you enter. Don’t miss the County Museum, a treasure trove of American history that promises a rich journey through the past.

Hungry? Satisfy your cravings at popular local eateries like Whisky Woods, Green Pickle, and Storiebook Café. Plus, don’t miss the brand new Grumps Burgers and Cowboy-Up Chocolates! Glen Rose is growing, and so is its vibrant dining scene. Eat, shop, and stay all night—there’s so much to discover!

Big Rocks Park: Nature’s Playland

A stone’s throw away lies Big Rocks Park, a natural playground where the Paluxy River flows invitingly. This is the perfect spot for family picnics and birthday parties. Kids will love wading in the cool waters, and the massive, car-sized boulders are perfect for climbing and exploring. Whether you’re fishing, tubing, or enjoying a local snow cone in the sun, Big Rocks Park is the epitome of summer fun. Take a leisurely stroll along the Riverwalk and soak in the tranquility of life by the water.

Dinosaur World & Dinosaur Valley State Park: Roarrrsome Adventures

Step into a prehistoric wonderland at Dinosaur World, where life-sized dinosaurs greet you at every turn. Watch kids’ imaginations ignite with interactive exhibits and real fossil digs. The huge toy store is a dino-lover’s heaven! You can even mine for gems or enjoy a round of putt-putt golf—it’s a family favorite.

Nearby, Dinosaur Valley State Park offers a rare chance to see actual dinosaur tracks imprinted in the ancient riverbed. Imagine standing where colossal sauropods once roamed—it’s a thrilling connection to our prehistoric past. Spread across 1,500 scenic acres, the park straddles the majestic Paluxy River. Its wooded hills, rocky terrain, and lush greenery create an enchanting backdrop for your adventure. Keep an eye out for wildlife like white-tailed deer, coyotes, and the elusive Golden-Cheek Warbler—birdwatchers, rejoice!

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: Safari Chic

Buckle up for a safari adventure at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center! Whether you take a guided tour or opt for a DIY experience, this is a fabulous family excursion. Around 250,000 visitors each year come to feed the giraffes and experience the acres of natural beauty and up-close moments with incredible wildlife. Bring your camera and make some memories that will last a lifetime!

Squaw Valley Golf Course: Golfing Bliss

Nestled just 60 miles southwest of the DFW Metroplex, Squaw Valley Golf Club offers a serene golfing experience that’s both fun and satisfying.

Comanche Lakes at Squaw Valley Golf Course

Comanche Lakes offers an 18-hole golfing escapade with scenic beauty all around. As you play, take in the vistas of century-old oak trees and Squaw Creek meandering through the course. The heavily wooded holes will keep you focused on your game, while the winding layout tests your skills.

Apache Links at Squaw Valley Golf Course

Apache Links boasts 36 holes of championship golf and consistently earns top ratings in the state, including a 4½-star rating from Golf Digest Magazine. Home to the #1 and #4 municipal courses in Texas, as recognized by The Dallas Morning News, Apache Links invites you to tee off amidst stunning landscapes.

Stay and Play in Glen Rose

From charming cabins and inns along the river to camping/RV options and all-out bougie resorts like La Palmilla, Glen Rose has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for rustic charm or luxurious comfort, you’ll find the perfect place to rest after a day of adventure.

You Gotta Go to Glen Rose! Jump in and experience a summer filled with history, nature, and unforgettable fun. Glen Rose awaits!