"Fossil Rim Wildlife Ranch"
This extremely popular
Texas tourist town began with the establishment of a trading post
at what is today Glen Rose, Texas. In 1849 this, was the beginning of this present
seat of Somervell County. Located at a picturesque spot on the Paluxy
River, just above its confluence with the Brazos River.
The amount of land area in Glen Rose is 5.636 square
kilometers and the amount of surface water is 0.009 square kilometers.
The distance from Glen Rose to
Washington DC is 1294 statute miles. The distance to the
Texas state capital is 132 statute miles.
Glen Rose is positioned 32.23 degrees north of the equator and 97.75 degrees west of the
Several bed and breakfast accommodations offered in
historic buildings. Squaw Valley Golf Course, owned by the county, is one of the top municipal courses in the area.
The city Expo Center features events scheduled
throughout year. For current schedules call, (254) 897-4509.
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Giant replicas of dinosaurs dwarf surroundings in Dinosaur Valley State Park
near Glenn Rose.
Unique, picturesque park on scenic area of Paluxy River. The Paluxy flows over solid rock
that contains the best-preserved dinosaur tracks in Texas. It was here the first Sauropod tracks
in the world were discovered. The Sauropods were plant-eating
reptiles more than 60 feet long, weighing 30 tons. Two other tracks are also found
in the riverbed, those of the duckbilled
dinosaurs, only 30 feet long, and Theropods,
12-foot-tall meat-eaters. Interpretive exhibits give visitors a glimpse of how Texas might
have looked 100 million years ago. The 1,204-acre park also offers camping, picnicking,
and nature trails. Approximately five miles west via U.S. 67, F.M. 205. Admission. (254) 897-4588.
Creation Evidence Museum
Original research contributes significant information to the controversy between the
theories of life origins, namely creation vs evolution. The Museum's research involves experimentation and simulation of Earth's original pre-Flood environment in the world's first
hyperbaric biosphere. Various teaching aids, books, videos, tapes, and other resources are available through the Museum. Exhibits include artifacts and fossil displays,
Acrocanthosaurus bones, dinosaur footprint casts, and more.
Open Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Approximately four miles west via U.S. 67, F.M. 205.
Admission. (254) 897-3200.
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Discover some of the world's most endangered
animals, like white rhino, cheetah, and Grevy's zebra, among some 30 species that roam
free on 2,900 acres of valleys and savannahs. Other activities include petting pasture,
restaurant, nature store, picnic area, nature trail, education center, and overnight
conservation camp. Enjoy a nice scenic 9.5 mile wildlife drive, take the
behind-the-scenes tour, or check out the mountain bike and walking trails. Open daily
except Christmas and Thanksgiving. Off U.S. 67, 3.5 miles west.
Admission. (254) 897-2960.
An historical, yet contemporary,
re-enactment of the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The musical
drama with a cast of 80 is presented in open-air Texas Amphitheater. Performances usually
Fri. -Sat. evenings Sep. - Nov. For exact dates, call Promise Productions,
Squaw Creek Lake
Built for cooling a nuclear
power plant, the 3,228-acre lake is unusually deep and clear, with a rocky
shoreline. Excellent fishing for stocked population of spotted, smallmouth and hybrid
striped bass and walleye, and native game fish. Fee access; about 4 miles north of Glen
Rose off Texas 144.
Visit The Glen Rose Outside Guide for
Visit The Glen Rose Calendar
of Events for area activities!
Visit: Fossil Rim - Conservation &
Wildlife Refuge Learning Center