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Make Glen Rose Your Distancing Destination

SOCIAL DISTANCING-FRIENDLY OUTDOOR SPACES MAKE GLEN ROSE THE PERFECT “DISTANCING DESTINATION” GET-AWAY.

Whether your travel plans are on hold for now, or you’re making plans to venture out in a safer way, let us help you dream up the perfect Glen Rose getaway.

Are you ready to feel the sun on your face, breathe the fresh air, and feel the freedom of the outdoors while being able to maintain your distance? Glen Rose is the perfect Distancing-Friendly Destination, with activities ranging from hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, feeding giraffes, dinosaur hunting, and SO MUCH MORE. Wide-open spaces are readily available here and are perfect for getting the health benefits of sunshine and fresh air while maintaining six feet of space. Let us help you find the perfect way to enjoy your family outside of your own four walls!

Taking a long road trip to visit us?  Our lodging partners are working diligently to maintain the highest levels of cleanliness so that you can enjoy your trip and be pampered with a much-needed change of scenery! Let us help you find the right one for you!

The following places are currently open to the public but may have restrictions that change and grow as more information is received. For more information about these and other fantastic social distancing destinations in Glen Rose, please call the Glen Rose Convention & Visitors Bureau at 254-897-3081 or visit GlenRoseTexas.org/visit

 

DINOSAUR VALLEY STATE PARK  1629 PARK RD 59, GLEN ROSE, TX 76043 (254) 897-4588

Discover dinosaur tracks

It’s easy to find dinosaur tracks in the park – just head to the river!

Hike & Bike 

Explore over 20 miles of trails!

Ride your horse

Bring your own horse to explore the 100-acre South Primitive Area. The river runs through this wooded, semi-rocky part of the park

Take a guided tour

Eagle Eye Ranch Carriage Company offers a variety of equestrian services from guided horseback riding to horse-drawn wagon rides, and wrangler assisted trail rides for children 3 to 14 years old. To saddle up and enjoy some spectacular views along the park’s scenic trails, contact them at 817/382-9855 or make a reservation.

What makes Fossil Rim a Distancing Destination in Glen Rose? It is the ultimate outdoor paradise! Day passes must be reserved online through their website CLICK HERE Restrictions apply.  Please see their website for more information.

 

FOSSIL RIM WILDLIFE CENTER – 2299 CO RD 2008, GLEN ROSE, TX 76043 (254) 897-2960

Take a drive-through and feed, photograph, and enjoy the majesty of the animals at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Located on 1,800 acres near Glen Rose, Texas, Fossil Rim is only a drive-through safari park, but an organization committed to conservation, education, research, recreation, and professional training. Its conservation actions include local, state, national and international programs at the habitat and species levels. Current involvement in Species Survival Plans (SSP) includes: 

  • Attwater’s prairie chicken 
  • Cheetah
  • Southern African black rhinoceros 
  • Southern African white rhinoceros
  • Red wolf
  • Mexican gray wolf
  • Brazilian maned wolf 
  • Addax  
  • Reticulated giraffe  
  • Grevy’s zebra  
  • Red-crowned crane  
  • Arabian oryx and 
  • Scimitar-horned oryx 

What makes Fossil Rim a Distancing Destination in Glen Rose? You will experience the wildlife at Fossil Rim from the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle!  To purchase tickets or for more information, CLICK HERE

 

DINOSAUR WORLD – 1058 PARK RD 59, GLEN ROSE, TX 76043 (254) 898-1526

Where Learning and Fun, and Social Distancing Go Hand in Hand!

  • Wander outdoors among hundreds of life-sized dinosaurs in a natural setting
  • Coolers encouraged – bring your own healthy snacks and drinks
  • Dinosaur World is also a dog-friendly attraction for those well-behaved, leash-trained puppies you want to bring along for the ride.  

What makes Dinosaur World a Distancing Destination in Glen Rose? The walking path to view the expansive collection of over 150 life-sized dinosaur replicas is long, and there is plenty of room for you and other explorers to enjoy your space!  For more information, CLICK HERE

 

BIG ROCKS PARK – 1014 NE BARNARD ST, GLEN ROSE, TX 76043 (254) 897-3081

Located on the Paluxy River in Glen Rose, Big Rocks Park is full of unusually large rocks. There are plenty of shallow areas for children to climb, explore, and play. Families can enjoy swimming, floating, fishing, sliding down the dam, and cooling off from the Texas heat or enjoy lunch sitting underneath the trees. There are plenty of areas to walk along the Paluxy. Enjoy taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of Glen Rose. The park is completely free!

What makes Big Rocks Park a Distancing Destination in Glen Rose? The Paluxy River and Big Rocks are a great place to roam, jump, swim, fish, and relax!   There is plenty of room for you and other explorers to enjoy your space!

For more information, CLICK HERE

 

PALUXY RIVER WALK & HERITAGE PARK –  MATTHEWS ST. GLEN ROSE TX 76043

Enjoy a stroll, walk, or run along the Paluxy River Walk.  The River Walk runs beside the south side of the Paluxy River, connecting Big Rocks Park to Heritage Park.  Starting from Big Rocks Park, a sidewalk leads to a weir (low profile dam) which impounds water for use by the Somervell Water District.  This is a beautiful attraction that is perfect for year-round use.

What makes The Paluxy River Walk & Heritage Park, a Distancing Destination in Glen Rose? The Paluxy River Walk leads you to Big Rocks Park and is a great place to take a stroll, jog, or walk! The beautiful scenery will keep you engaged, especially for those nature lovers and bird hunters!!   There is plenty of room for you and other explorers to enjoy your space!

For more information, CLICK HERE

 

WHEELER BRANCH RESERVOIR PARK  – CR 326, GLEN ROSE, TX 76043 (254)898-2805

Somervell County Water District opened Wheeler Branch Park on August 7, 2010. Park hours are from 7:00 AM until the closing time posted at the gatehouse. The park has a boat ramp with a floating dock, a beach area that also has its own floating dock island, public restrooms, covered picnic areas, and a large pavilion. There is also a very nice fishing pier.

Cash payments may be made in exact amounts, or payments by credit card may be made online or by phone.

What makes Wheeler Branch Reservoir Park a distancing destination in Glen Rose? The lake makes the perfect place to roam, swim, fish, and relax!   There is plenty of room for you and other explorers to enjoy your space!

For more information, CLICK HERE

 

TUBE THE BRAZOS!

The Brazos River is a great place for tubing, kayaking, and canoeing.

The Brazos is generally a slow-moving, “flatwater” river. This means there are very few rapids if any in normal conditions. There are many sandbars in some areas.

Tubing is seasonal, so please call the following tubing outfitters to get the most up-to-date information about tubing in Glen Rose!

Brazos Outdoor Center
(682) 262-0925

Rhodes Canoe & Tube Rental
254 897-4214

T&A Adventure Rentals
(817) 832-9484
https://www.tandaadventurerentals.com

Brazos River Sports Company
(254) 266-7710
https://brazosriversports.com/

What makes Tubing the Brazos a distancing destination in Glen Rose? In your own tube, kayak or canoe, you can enjoy the great outdoors while being able to maintain your distance.

PADDLE THE PALUXY!

What better way to spend the day than enjoying nature than floating the Paluxy River from a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard!

T&A Adventure Rentals @ Inn on the River
205 SW Barnard St, Glen Rose, TX 76043
(817) 832-9484
https://www.tandaadventurerentals.com/kayak-rentals

Dinosaur Valley State Park (Bring Your Own Kayak or Canoe)
1629 Park Rd 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043
(254) 897-4588
https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/dinosaur-valley

What makes paddling the Paluxy a distancing destination in Glen Rose? In your own Paddleboard, kayak, or canoe, you can enjoy the great outdoors while being able to maintain your distance.

DON’T STOP THERE!  THERE’S SO MUCH MORE!

Want more information about how to Explore Glen Rose as a distancing destination?  Call the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 254-897-3081 or download our app, “ExploreGlenRose” Free on iTunes & Google Play!

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