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Big Rocks Park

Address: Glen Rose, TX
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Glen Rose
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Park on the Paluxy River.
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Park on the Paluxy River.

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Glen Rose, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I watch kids and teenagers as they walk toward the Big Rocks and as they stick their electronic gadgets in their pockets - and then I watch the imagination turn on. There is nothing there but Big Rocks and so you entertain yourself. Absolutely wonderful place right on the Paluxy River.

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Bethlehem
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is good exercise for kids big and small. My grand daughter had a ball taking her grand father exploring on and around the Big Rocks and Huge Boulders. There is also a creek and a dam to explore. We were there when the water level was extremely low, therefore it was extremely safe. Good generational fum and bonding.

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San Antonio, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My wife and I were traveling between Frisco, TX, and San Antonio and decided to stop here at Big Rocks Park to stretch our legs. We parked our Prius by the rocks and took our Shih Tzu out to the rocks to hike around. Be sure to wear sturdy rock gripping shoes. My wife wore flip flops and I had... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

While we visited the park there was no water flowing and no one else but us. Big Rocks describes it exactly. This small park is made up of large rocks. A short visit is enough unless you have kids or are a kid at heart and want to climb all over the rocks.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed at Oakdale across the street. This was definitely on the list. I went here as a child while my grandparents relaxed at the campsite. It was so fun to see the kids jump from rock to rock. My little granddaughter was a bit scared but her grandpa went up with her and then it was okay. We walked... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Its an interesting natural area to see. Good way for kids to blow off some steam climbing. Unfortunately I was there the week the river had been drained for maintenance.

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Cedar Hill, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

they need more signs to tell the history of the place, how the rocks were formed and when. not much info except interesting scenery. and need bins so people aren't leaving their trash all over the place....

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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

People have been enjoying themselves on those rocks for millenia. If you make one trip to this free park on a nice summer day you will know why. It is just plain old fun. I've been visiting this park my entire life and it is still enjoyable. The new dam and accompanying landscape just upstream make the entire area pleasant... More 

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Robinson, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Stopped by to check it out. Was fun to see the big rocks and look around. Will probably go again when its cooler. Couldnt stand the august heat. But we did have fun. Only bad part is the trash and graffiti. Saw lots of trash left behind from previous people and some graffiti on the rocks. They really need trash... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

These rocks are BIG! Some of them are like trucks. One can see how they were shaped by the wind and water. We went down to the river bank and saw how the bottom was shaped. It had wide grains running with the course of the water. The tremendous force that the water had was unimaginably forceful.

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