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ABOUT THE MUSEUM

Barnard’s Mill Art Museum is a facility owned by the Somervell History Foundation. The Art Museum is a part of historic Barnard’s Mill. The mill was the first permanent structure in the Glen Rose area.

The museum building was a gift presented to the Somervell History Foundation by Richard H. Moore, Jr. of Fort Worth. Mr. Moore purchased the building in 1979 and began a 7-year restoration project on the mill, the cotton gin, and the Marks-English Hospital Building. The restoration was completed in 1982 and the Somervell History Foundation was named the recipient of the Mill Complex.

COLLECTION OF WORKS

Today, Mr. Moore houses his fine collection of the Jewell Miears Fielder Foundation, Inc. within the Barnard’s Mill Art Museum. The museum contains oriental and American Indian art and artifacts. The museum contains works from:

  • Jack Bryant
  • Jewell Miears Fielder
  • Morris Henry Hobbs
  • Amy Miears Jackson
  • R. Kleinfelder
  • Robert Summers
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  • 1014 SW Barnard St.

ABOUT THE PARK

Located on the Paluxy River, 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 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!

**Things you should know**

  • No alcohol is allowed at the park
  • No BBQ grilling or fires are allowed at the park
  • Friendly pets on a leash are welcome
  • Camping is not allowed at the park
  • Please keep up with your trash and help keep Glen Rose clean!

Reminder to swimmers to take precautions to avoid infection from Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba present in nearly all rivers, lakes, ponds, and streams. CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION

Address:
1014 SW Barnard St.

Hours:
Open 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM (will be closed if flooding)
To comply with social distancing requirements imposed by Governor Abbott, Big Rocks Park in Glen Rose will close on weekends by order of the mayor to protect the health and safety of the public.  

Phone Number:
CVB (254) 897-3081

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From the Creation Evidence Museum Website:

Creation Evidence Museum Displays
The Creation Evidence Museum ofTexas has an impressive collection of artifacts and fossils, which provide evidence for a young earth. Among the artifacts included in the museum’s collection are:

Noah’s Ark Replica
The Noah’s Ark Replica is the culmination of 40 years of research and 18 months of craftsmanship by master craftsman Dale Muska and his associates.

The Ark replica represents the tangible display of the “gopher technique” used to build the original Noah’s Ark. Today, this technique is called structured interlamination, in which components are laminated together with a hydrocarbon resin. Gopher, as mentioned in scripture, was not a species of wood, but was an engineering technique.

Replica of the Stegosaurus
Replica of the Stegosaurus carved in a ten-foot column at the Ta Prohm Cambodian Temple dedicated in 1186.

The London Artifact
The London Artifact was discovered in June 1934 by Frank and Emma Hahn near London, Texas. This artifact is a metal hammer in Cretaceous rock. The hammer is composed of 96.6% iron, 0.74% sulfur, and 2.6% chlorine. This chlorine composition in compound with metallic iron renders this artifact unreproducible by modern scientific methods.

The Burdick Track
The Burdick Track was discovered in Cretaceous rock along the Cross Branch near Glen Rose, Texas. This human footprint in the rock was purchased by the late Dr. Clifford Burdick and ultimately became the possession of the Creation Evidence Museum. All the toes and arches of the human anatomy are clearly discernable.

Alvis Delk Cretaceous Footprint
The Creation Evidence Museum is in possession of a set of Cretaceous footprints discovered by amateur archaeologist Alvis Delk of Stephenville, Texas. This fossil of dense Glen Rose limestone consists of a Dinosaur footprint (Acrocanthosaurus) and an eleven-inch human footprint intruded by the dinosaur print.

The Fossilized Human Finger
The Fossilized Human Finger discovered in the 1970s in Cretaceous layers near the Paluxy River near Glen Rose, Texas. The fossil was sectioned and spiral cat-scanned. Scientific analysis shows replaced bone, tissue, and ligaments. It has been identified as the fourth finger on a girl’s left hand.

The Meister Print
The Meister Print was discovered in Cambrian slate in 1968 by the late William Meister near Antelope Springs, Utah. The artifact includes a positive and negative impression of a human sandal print with some of the stitching showing along the edges. In the heel and toe areas, two trilobites are crushed.

The Hand Print in Stone
The Hand Print in Stone was discovered in 1995 in a Cretaceous rock near Weatherford, Texas. All five human digits and the palm impression are clearly visible. The spiral cat scan showed depression down and forward. Fingernail impressions are discernable for the thumb and the middle digit.

Polystrate Fossils
Since the discovery and excavation of the Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur along the banks of the Paluxy River in 1984, the Creation Evidence Museum has been involved in researching and excavating polystrate fossils. Recently Ian Juby molded the splendid ten-foot Lepidophloios polystrate near Cookville, Tennessee, then replicated the phenomenon as a pillar display at CEM. Such examples demonstrate rapid and catastrophic sedimentary burial, as opposed to slow sedimentary accumulation as envisioned by the evolutionary community.

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DINOSAUR VALLEY STATE PARK

FROM THE DINOSAUR VALLEY STATE PARK WEBSITE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
ADVANCE DAY PASS RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Reserve them online or by calling (512) 389-8900.

Take the VIP (Virtual Interactive Program) Tour of Dinosaur Valley State Park!

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU VISIT:

  • Face coverings are strongly encouraged.
  • No groups of over five people are allowed, except for families or people living in the same household.
  • Maintain at least a six-foot distance from people not in your group.
  • All park headquarters, visitor centers, and park stores are closed.
  • We have canceled all in-person events and equipment rentals and loans.
  • Park hours may be adjusted – be sure to check park hours before your visit. Contact the park for the gate code during regular hours if you will be arriving after hours to camp.
  • Check travel restrictions before you go.

Information from the Dinosaur Valley State Park Website

WHERE DINOSAURS ROAMED!

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. This long trip to the past is just a short drive from Fort Worth.

THINGS TO DO

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.

Stay at one of our campsites. Explore 20 miles of trails. Shop our park store for souvenirs, camping and fishing supplies, books and much more. Rent a kayak at the park.

DISCOVER DINOSAUR TRACKS

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

Dinosaur tracks are in the riverbed and are not always visible. Trails may be closed due to wet conditions or weather; please contact the park, or visit our Facebook page or Twitter feed, prior to arrival for current trail status and dinosaur track visibility.
Download maps on your GPS-enabled smartphone from our Mapping Dinosaur Tracks page.
Learn more on our Nature page.
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. No potable water is available; horses can drink from the river (bring your own bucket).

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.

CONTACT

1629 Park Road 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone: 254-897-4588
Phone: 512-389-8900 (Reservations)

For more information and pricing please visit the following link: Website

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DINOSAUR WORLD

****AT LAST UPDATE, DINO WALK, GIFT STORE, AND MUSEUM ARE OPEN TO VISITORS.  GEM DIGS, FOSSIL DIGS, AND PLAYGROUND ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS TIME. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PRICING PLEASE CLICK HERE****

ABOUT THE PARK

Dinosaur World offers fun for the entire family, but especially for the youngsters that are fascinated by dinosaurs. Visitors have an opportunity to literally walk among the dinosaurs.

DINOSAUR FACTS

Covering approximately 20 acres, Dinosaur World features more than 100 life-size dinosaurs along a winding walkway. All of the dinosaur displays include a sign that tells visitors the name of the dinosaur and gives details about the type of dinosaur, when they existed, and where they roamed.

FEATURES

While the life-size dinosaurs can be awe-inspiring, Dinosaur World has much more to offer. The museum is complete animatronic dinosaurs, fossil replicas and natural fossils, a dinosaur dig for the kids, and a playground.

Dinosaur World welcomes visitors that want to bring snacks or picnic lunches and even provides picnic tables and drink machines. Pets are also welcome as long as they are on a leash.

Coupons for Dinosaur World can be found at the Glen Rose Convention & Visitors Bureau! Address: 100 NE Barnard, Glen Rose, TX 76043

CONTACT

1058 Park Road 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone: 254-898-1526

For more information and pricing please visit the following link: Website

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FOSSIL RIM WILDLIFE CENTER

FOSSIL RIM WILDLIFE CENTER 

ABOUT THE FACILITY

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 Texas. 

Upon 1,800 acres with a landscape reminiscent of the Texas Hill Country, Fossil Rim is home to approximately 1,100 animals spanning four dozen species. Visitors have the choice to feed the four-legged residents as they travel along a 7.2-mile drive in their own car or have the animal encounters on a guided tour vehicle. 

Fossil Rim also offers in-person or virtual education programs, plus a stop along the wildlife drive includes a café and gift store. 

HELPING ENDANGERED SPECIES

Fossil Rim’s mission statement is multifaceted, but the first objective is “conservation of species in peril.” It was the first-ever “nontraditional zoo” to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 1986. 

Current endangered species at Fossil Rim include:

*Addax antelope

*American red wolf

*Attwater’s prairie chicken

*Dama gazelle

*Grevy’s zebra

*Japanese red-crowned crane

*Mexican gray wolf 

*Mountain bongo antelope

*Nile lechwe antelope

*Przewalski’s horse

*Scimitar-horned oryx antelope

*Southern black rhino 

CONTACT

2299 County Road 2008

Glen Rose, TX 76043

Phone: (254) 897-2960

Website: https://fossilrim.org/

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HISTORIC COURTHOUSE SQUARE

ABOUT THE HISTORIC AREA

The Historic Courthouse Square in Glen Rose provides an opportunity to almost step back in time to a more relaxing and simpler time. The Courthouse was built in 1893 and the community has grown up around it.

Downtown squares and especially courthouse squares were the heart and soul of small-town America. It was no different in Glen Rose with movie theaters, restaurants, most retail stores, and offices all located within walking distance of each other. Today, the Glen Rose Courthouse Square features several specialty shops and museums. The Courthouse is within an easy walking distance to restaurants and even a historic inn.

BRONZE STATUE

One of the first things a visitor is sure to notice on the Courthouse Square is a bronze statue, titled “Barnard’s of the Brazos – First Family of Glen Rose.” The bronze pays tribute to Charles and Juana Barnard, who were the founding patriarchs of Glen Rose.

The bronze was sculpted by noted Glen Rose artist Robert Summers. He also created the John Wayne statue for John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, as well as other major works of art located around the country.

VISITOR CENTER CONTACT

100 NE Barnard Street
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone: 254-897-3081

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Enjoy the rich history of Glen Rose with our Historic Walking Tour!  CLICK HERE to download your guide!

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PALUXY RIVERWALK

Enjoy a stroll, walk, or run along the Paluxy Riverwalk.  The Riverwalk 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.

Except when high water prevails after heavy rains, visitors can cross the weir to access the Riverwalk. The Riverwalk is lighted, so it can be enjoyed both during the day and at night.

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The Somervell County Expo is located just 45 minutes southwest of Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex off Highway 67 in Glen Rose, Texas.  The Expo Center opened in 1993 and is owned and operated by Somervell County.

This multi-purpose event center specializes in equestrian events, concerts, and more. It features three indoor arenas and two outdoor arenas. The facility has the capability to allow for up to 440 stalls for maximum equestrian activities and features an exposition hall that is ideal for banquets, wedding receptions, and meetings.

An exciting feature of the Somervell County Expo Center is that the Main Arena, Concourse, and Exposition Hall are heated and air-conditioned for year-round comfort! The Showbarn Arena is insulated and is heated and cooled by portable area coolers.

All activities at the Expo Center are covered under one roof and surrounded by 1200 paved parking spaces. 3 covered arenas (one heated and air-conditioned) and two outdoor riding areas. Equestrian Field in Soccer Park two-acre riding area with bleachers, electric and sound available. Show Office with the phone available and wireless internet at no cost to the client.

The facility provides full-service food & beverage on the property, with a catered meal options available.

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Museum Hours Friday-Saturday 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Regular hours may vary depending upon available volunteers Admission Free, but donations are welcomed!

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SQUAW VALLEY GOLF CLUB

ABOUT THE COURSE

Squaw Valley Golf Club features 36 holes and is consistently rated as one of the top courses in the state. The golf course has received a 4-1/2 star rating from Golf Digest Magazine. The golf course is the #1 and #4 municipal courses in Texas by The Dallas Morning News.

LOCATION

Squaw Valley Golf Club is located in Glen Rose just 60 miles Southwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex. This course is perfect for a day trip or a weekend getaway for Glen Rose golf. Squaw Valley features beautiful vistas of century-old oak trees and the Squaw Creek that meanders through both courses.

The professional and courteous staff of Professional Golfers Association (PGA) professionals will make your visit one to remember.

HOURS & TEE TIMES

The Squaw Valley Golf Club are open 7 days a week and tee times are accepted 5 days in advance.

CONTACT

2439 US-67
Glen Rose, TX 76043
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THE PROMISE

****PLEASE NOTE THAT LOCATION OPERATION AND HOURS MAY BE AFFECTED AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CALL EACH INDIVIDUAL LOCATION FOR DETAILS, OR CALL 254-897-3081 TO SPEAK WITH US AT THE GLEN ROSE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU FOR MORE INFORMATION.****

ABOUT THE SHOW

Now celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary Season, THE PROMISE is a must-see experience for the entire family. A cast and crew of 150, along with a menagerie of live animals, bring to life the story of Jesus through music, dance, and drama. New music, characters, and scenes have been added by a team of international artists and choreographers that will transform the audience back to 1st Century Jerusalem and the events that changed the world.

VENUE

The 3200-seat Texas Amphitheatre with its soaring classical arches and canopy which can be spotted from miles away, sits along the ridge above Glen Rose and offers spectacular vistas. Designed for this epic production, the Amphitheatre is the largest facility of its kind in Texas, and the only one in the nation that boasts a 48,000-gallon moat which transforms into the Jordan River and the Sea of Galilee. Numerous special effects, professionally designed sets, and hundreds of authentic costumes enhance this unforgettable Glen Rose destination. For more information about The Promise and ticketing information, please visit The Promise website.

Address:
5000 Texas Drive
Glen Rose, TX 76043

Phone Number:
(254) 897-3926

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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 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.

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