Gone are the days of old, of circling the things you want in a holiday catalog and waiting weeks or months for them to arrive in the mail. We have arrived in the age of Amazon Prime, Door Dash, and Netflix. Every”thing” you could ever imagine wanting or needing is right there at your fingertips and arrives almost instantly. Add in a pandemic, and it leaves so many of us in a holiday funk this year. So what does that mean for gift giving in 2020? We ask you to take a moment and consider giving the gift of Glen Rose as your distancing destination getaway this year.
There’s no doubt that many people are sorely missing travel in 2020. And while exploring all corners of the globe may be off the table, for the time being, you can still use this holiday season as an opportunity to look beyond your 4 walls, stop clicking that mouse, get off the couch, and think of traveling locally.
Trips can produce memories for a lifetime, which makes the gift of travel one of the most meaningful you can give. The gift of time is precious and experiences make memories that last a lifetime. We would like to share with you just a few of the ways that you and your family can #ExploreGlenRose together, whether you are traveling from a nearby place, or live locally and want to have an unforgettable “stay-cation”, we hope you will consider these options of ways to share time and experiences with your family!
Lodging – Not only does Glen Rose host 4 major chain hotels, but we also have a GINORMOUS assortment of bed and breakfasts, guest houses, cabins, and even a train car “cabin”! Our lodging is definitely something to brag about. So, whether you’re looking for comfort and predictability of major hotel brands, or the down-home charm of a bed and breakfast, the feeling of family adventure at a guest house or cabin, or the outdoorsy freedom of an RV, we’ve got what you need!
See what Glen Rose has to offer! Click HERE to visit our lodging page
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center – Rated #1 by the USA Today Reader’s Choice poll, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is one of the world’s foremost wildlife conservation facilities, but it also provides guests an opportunity to experience some sights and sounds of an African safari right here in Glen Rose, Texas. At Fossil Rim, they offer a self-guided driving tour as well as a guided tour in their open-air bus! Guided tours are limited to one group per trip, so be sure to make your plans early. All tickets must be purchased on their website ahead of your visit. Click HERE to learn more
Dinosaur Valley State Park – Long ago, dinosaurs left footprints in the mud at the edge of an ancient ocean. Today, you can walk in their tracks in the bed of the Paluxy River. Find dinosaur tracks, camp, picnic, hike, mountain bike, swim, fish, and paddle in the river, watch for wildlife, look for a geocache, ride your horse, or visit our interpretive center. At Dinosaur Valley State Park, you can stay at one of their campsites. Explore 20 miles of trails. Shop the park store for souvenirs, camping and fishing supplies, books, and much more. You can even rent a kayak at the park. Day and stay passes must be reserved ahead of time by visiting their website. For more information, click HERE to get started.
Eagle Eye Ranch Carriage Company – Located inside the gates of Dinosaur Valley State Park, Eagle Eye Ranch provides horseback riding experiences for all levels of riders from ages 3 and up through the scenic trails in Dinosaur Valley State Park. For more information, or to get started planning your trail ride, click HERE.
Shop, Wine, and Dine on the Square – The Glen Rose Downtown Square is loaded with experiences from shopping, dining, history, and more! Take the self-guided historic walking tour, sample some local wine, have a foodie experience, throw an axe, play some billiards, relax by the river, or shop till you drop! Make sure to stop in the Glen Rose Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitors Center to get all of the information and coupons that you’ll need to plan your day. Don’t fret if you have so much to do that you’ll need to spend the night. The CVB can help you find the perfect place to make your day trip a stay-trip! Want your information digital? Click HERE to get started!
Museums – Our museums are one-of-a-kind!
Food, food, and FOOD! – With no “chain” restaurants and limited fast-food options, Glen Rose is truly a foodie paradise! With mostly owner-operated dining establishments, there are unique options that can only be found in Glen Rose. Here you will find everything from giant breakfasts, hometown favorites, smoky bbq, flavorful Mexican dishes, casserole delights, fine dining, casual soups and sandwiches, mouthwatering desserts, and local wine!
Everything you want can be found on our dining page. Get started by clicking HERE
Pics or it didn’t happen! Instagrammable Locations – Glen Rose is full of instagramable locations! Take a look at #outlawstation, #FossilRim, #BigRocksPark, #DinosaurValleyStatePark, #ExploreGlenRose