Discover why Glen Rose is the ‘Dinosaur Capital of Texas’ and in 2004 was voted ‘America’s Dream Town.’ Established as a trading post in 1849, Glen Rose is located at a picturesque spot on the Paluxy River, where it merges with the mighty Brazos River.
Dinosaur Valley State Park is the location of the best-preserved dinosaur tracks in North America, as well as camping facilities and extensive hiking and biking trails. Dinosaur World is a 22-acre park with more than 100 life-size dinosaurs, a fossil dig for the kids, a museum and a gift shop.
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is a world-renowned wildlife conservation center that includes a 9.5-mile scenic wildlife drive to view exotic and endangered animals. Open year round, Fossil Rim offers a variety of special events and activities.
The Promise, a musical drama based on the life of Jesus Christ, is performed every Friday and Saturday night from the first weekend in September to the end of October at the Texas Amphitheatre.
Additional attractions include the historic courthouse square, hills, rivers, and lots of peace and quiet. There are plenty of unique lodging options to provide a great getaway.