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Somervell County Museum

Glen Rose, TX
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Ranked #10 of 14 Attractions in Glen Rose
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Museum specializing in fossils.
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English first
Glen Rose, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed the visit to the county museum.I really like the moonshine steel that was on exhibit. The founding families photos and documents were interesting.

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Rhome, TX
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We had some time to waste and gave this a try. We enjoyed seeing all the old items (had never seen a hand-pump floor vacuum before). There's no fee, but can give a donation. The hours are limited and only open on the weekend. Also have lots of fossils on display. It ended up being a good place to spend... More

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Imagine all the residents of your town getting together and donating the best item they have that describes their community from years past. That's what the Somervell County Museum brings to this area. All kinds of interesting artifacts and little treasures, all housed in a small two-room building that doesa a great job of merchandising. If you look carefully -... More

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dallas/fort worth, tx
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130 reviews 130 reviews
43 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This was a nice surprise along the city square and the volunteer staff were so adorable! Many historic photos of the area as far back as 1890's. A dinosaur track out back along with casted tracks inside. I highly recommend you view the 'Ice House' on the square, it's such a cute structure along with the old jail. All is... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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30 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We were disappointed the last time we were in Glen Rose last fall and the museum was closed, so we were very glad to see it was open during Spring Break when we passed through again. There were several volunteers who were there the day we visited. Every time we stepped out onto the front porch there seemed to be... More

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Moore, Oklahoma
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36 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Positives: eclectic collection of local artifacts; easy to find Negative: restricted hours of operation, limited parking If small town history interests you, the Somervell County Museum on the courthouse square in Glen Rose is for you! This compact museum occupies a structure on the northeast corner of the square. A brief history posted outside the building reveals it's been repurposed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

This museum is in downtown Glen Rose and doesn't look like much on the outside, but it is a step back in time and is really neat. It has 3 rooms downstairs and 1 upstairs. If you like museums, you'll really like this one. It is a free museum and has a donation jar at the door. I really recommend... More

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